Smash Lits with Aaron Burch

I published Aaron Burch's CNF The Idea of it All at this week at The Forge. I love how this tiny piece builds, how poignant it is. And I got to interview Aaron too. 1) What would your superhero power be? So, I have this lesson plan built around this This American Life segment about flight vs.... Continue Reading →

Smash Lits with Angela Readman

I was delighted to publish a wonderful flash by Angela Readman at The Forge - you can read A Quiet Like This here. And she kindly took part in an interview too. 1) What is your superpower? I can make anything & anyone smell of loads and loads of garlic. Think about, I can make... Continue Reading →

Smash Lits with Ben Slotky

I published The Sandwich Judge by Ben Slotky over at The Forge Literary Magazine this week. It is a superb story. The moment I read it in the subs queue I had a glorious "YES ACCEPT NOW" moment. Please do read it. And then come back and read these daft questions that have nothing to... Continue Reading →

Smash Lits with Rose Andersen

I published Rose Andersen's wonderful nonfiction flash - "Dating Profile" over at FLM. Do give it a read. And I interviewed her too. She has excellent taste in TV detectives and swear words. 1) What is your favourite biscuit? A just warmed chocolate chip cookie. (I am assuming that biscuit in this case is what us... Continue Reading →

Smash Lits with Kelly Griffiths

We published a powerful piece of creative non-fiction at the Forge last week - The Boots by Kelly Griffiths - which I urge you all to read. Kelly kindly agreed to take part in one of my daft interviews. 1. What was the last text you sent? “Thank you, Gabe. You saved the day.” (My 13-year-old... Continue Reading →

Smash Lits with Melissa Goodrich

  We published a wonderful flash at The Forge ~ Sapphires by Melissa Goodrich ~ please do read it. And she was a joy to interview for Smash Lits.     1) What is your favourite cheese? I love the sharps. The sharper, the better. 2) You are wallpaper. What is your pattern? Lots of... Continue Reading →

Smash Lits with Jane Flett

I published a superb short story - Shadow Puppetry over at The Forge Literary Magazine.  Please do read it; it's one of our nominations for the Pushcart Prize and is something special. Thank you Jane Flett for taking part in one of my Smash Lits interviews.     1) How do you organise your bookshelves? Alphabetically and... Continue Reading →

Smash Lits with Ruby Cowling

We recently published an excellent story by Ruby Cowling at The Forge - please do read We Are Part of This Ruby also agreed to take part in an interview with me. Spoiler alert! I think she might be the only person to ever choose tofu over bacon (so far). 1) How do you organise your bookshelves?... Continue Reading →

Smash Lits with Tigele Nlebesi

We published a really good piece of non-fiction at The Forge Literary Magazine this week: Black Girls in Upscale Boutiques by Tigele Nlebesi. I think you'll agree that last line is a killer. Thanks Tigele for agreeing to do a Smash Lits interview with me. 1)  You are wallpaper. What is your pattern? A friend of mine... Continue Reading →

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