The House On the Corner - and ooh, look who is quoted on the back cover! It’s astonishing how The House On the Corner takes us through eight years of the King family in just forty-five pages. How can a novella in flash have the feel of a saga? Each chapter adds layers to our... Continue Reading →
I hate how it often feels as if the writing world is only opened up by having money. If you can afford to pay for an MA, a writing retreat, a workshop, then you not only pay for the knowledge you gain but also the connections you make. The internet is a leveller. I joined... Continue Reading →
I have a new story, Looking Back, up at Pithead Chapel. Please do read if you are so inclined. And massive thanks to those of you who have already read and tweeted and shared. Writing often feels like screaming into a void to me, so it was pretty intoxicating to get such a good response... Continue Reading →
I'm chuffed to have a flash of mine published at The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts. If you'd like to you can read it here
But hopefully, it isn't. Thank you to Lauren Becker for publishing Corium Magazine and including my short, short fiction - The Poet, Ted in the latest edition.
Roast Books have just published another of Nik Perring's intriguing fictions. It's the second in a trilogy of stories following the lives of Alexander, Lucy and Lily. Just like the first, Beautiful Words, it resembles a children's book. (The third will be Beautiful Shapes.) Nik is a flash fiction magician conjuring whole lives with small, careful details. He goes... Continue Reading →
I'm chuffed that the very lovely Camroc Press review have published my flash "What's Coming" today. And I just reread it and still like what I wrote. Imagine that. Please feel free to feed my fragile ego and tell me how much you like it. (Not even gonna put a winky face here.)
My brother sent me an email about a twunty colleague of his and I liked some of his lines so much I took 'em and turned them into a flash which the lovely folk at The Pygmy Giant have just published. It was fun to try and write in my brother's voice and shape it into... Continue Reading →
Sometimes I forget that I find it fun to play with words. I'm working on my novel, and work is exactly what it feels like. Thanks to Visual Verse for setting a picture prompt and a word and time limit for me to enjoy. My fiction "In a Flap" went up yesterday.
Cease, Cows looks to be a pretty nifty new journal. My ace writing pal, Tania Hershman, encouraged me to send a piece their way, and they published Cara last week. They've done a wonderful job finding an accompanying image. It's a bit different to my usual fiction, maybe even a little sci-fi-esque.