National Flash Fiction Day 16th May 2012

Tomorrow, 16th May, is National Flash-Fiction Day (NFFD) in the UK, celebrating this short story form. What is flash fiction? A very short but complete story, normally 500 words or less. It usually has an unexpected twist at the end which resolves in some way the problem posed at the beginning for the main character. FlashFlood,Continue reading “National Flash Fiction Day 16th May 2012”

Foreign Flavours: A New Anthology from Writers Abroad

The online writing group I belong to, Writers Abroad, published last week a new anthology of short stories and non-fiction articles, entitled Foreign Flavours. The theme of the anthology is food, drink and recipes from around the world. It is a tantalizing collection of fiction and non-fiction, full of spice and flavour and sprinkled withContinue reading “Foreign Flavours: A New Anthology from Writers Abroad”

Winning Short Story now Published on Internet

My short story ‘Memory’, which won first prize in the Writing Magazine 750-word short story competition in June, has now been published on the Writing Magazine/Writers’ News website. You can read it online as well as the competition judge’s comments about the story. The story, which addresses the issue of dementia, was published in the OctoberContinue reading “Winning Short Story now Published on Internet”

50 Stories for Pakistan published today

50 Stories for Pakistan Helping the victims of the floods Produced by http://www.bigbadmedia.com Book Preview 50 Stories for Pakistan is out today. All proceeds are in aid of the flood victims in Pakistan. My story, The Sparkler, is one of the 50. To read more about it or to buy a copy, please click onContinue reading “50 Stories for Pakistan published today”

Flash 500 competition

The longlist and shortlist for the last quarter’s (July-Sept 2010) Flash 500 fiction competition are now out. One of my stories, Happy ever after?, made the longlist of 45, although not the shortlist of 25. However, I’m pleased to have got that far. Lorraine Mace, who organises the competition says, “The standard was exceptionally high andContinue reading “Flash 500 competition”

50 stories for Pakistan

Following on from the success of 100 Stories for Haiti, which was published in aid of the international relief effort following the Haiti disaster earlier this year, the energetic Greg McQueen is publishing 50 Stories for Pakistan. The aim is similar. Proceeds from the book will go to the relief fund to aid people madeContinue reading “50 stories for Pakistan”