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, and he posted one an hour. Consequently, lots of tiny fictions are available for your reading pleasure.
My flash – “Disappearing Day” – can be read here.
I love flash fiction when it’s done well, where every word counts and a life is glimpsed, and I was pleased to be one of the judges for this competition. There were almost 300 entries and every one was read by each of the judges. The winner is a fab story by Angela Readman – “The Worst Head in the World” and the Top 10 list (which can be read here) features all kinds of excellent words. Go, read, enjoy.
Just to clarify – all the stories were anonymous; names were taken off and formatting made identical by Calum Kerr before he sent them to the judges.