The House On the Corner by Alison Woodhouse

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 →

Flash Fiction competitions and why they sometimes suck and why ours doesn’t.

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 →

Beautiful Trees by Nik Perring

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 wrote this (and if you read it I’ll be glad).

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.)

Daftness

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.

A short fiction of mine up at Cease, Cows

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.

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