New flash up at The Ilanot Review

I like the Editor's note for The Ilanot Review's summer edition. They asked for submissions for a "hybrid" issue and wanted something different - work that "rejected labels." The journal is packed with good words from super smart writers like Elaine Chiew, Sarah Hilary, Jonathan Pinnock, Angela Readman and Nuala Ni Chonchuir. It's pretty damn... Continue Reading →

Everything is not ok…

I can't tell you how much I love this image. It was in the weekly brain pickings (You do subscribe to brain pickings, right? It's wonderful - always full of chewy, interesting things.)Anyway, everything is not ok but some things will be, so this seems pertinent right now. My life is not how I'd wish it to... Continue Reading →

Kill Author – Dorothy’s Shoes

I'm pleased that Kill Author have published "Dorothy's Shoes". My flash is an entirely fictional account of the suicide of Dorothy Edwards. The actual details known about her life, writing, and suicide are the kind one does not forget. Her suicide note is shocking. I keep wondering what happened to her shoes.I've had several responses to this... Continue Reading →

A leap year story

Calum Kerr, the founder of National Flash Fiction Day, has apparently limitless enthusiasm for the form of flash as he writes one every day on his blog "flash365". When he realised his aim to write a flash for every day of the year hadn't factored in the 29th February he invited other writers to send in stories,... Continue Reading →

National Flash Fiction day

I think it's so cool that May 16th is National Flash Fiction Day. I heart flash and I'm delighted to be a) featured over on NFFD's site and b) helping to judge the NFFD Flash competition. Details are here but basically you have until 31st January to submit your awesome flashes of not more than100 words to... Continue Reading →

Flash fiction at The Irish Times

It's lovely to hear that The Irish Times will regularly be featuring flash fiction, I think it's an ideal form for newspapers. I'm extremely chuffed that my tiny story "Blown Away" was published in this weekend's edition, especially as my Irish dad is proper proud of me now.

She Smiles at Corium Magazine

Corium Magazine's first anniversary issue is now live and features some pretty damn fine words. Please check out Donna D Vittuci's story In The Good Light.I am chuffed to have a tiny fiction there: She Smiles.

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