I've been working in a prison library and teaching creative writing there for a few years now. I'm fortunate to do a job I love and find meaningful and I spend a lot of time talking to prisoners about their lives. It's pretty impossible to take part in a creative writing group without revealing something... 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 →