Monthly Archives: June 2014

New story for NFFD #Writein #NFFD @nationalflashfd

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As part of the NFFD celebrations the blog site Writein has published several stories based on prompts set by the site. My story Apple Spy was posted earlier this morning. To have a read and enjoy this and other great stories from contributors, please visit


Celebrating National Flash Fiction Day #NNFD @nationalflashfd #Writein

It’s National Flash Fiction Day and there are already loads of fantastic stories on the flash flood site for you to enjoy. My story Game Changer will appear on the site around 6pm BST.

And you can still get involved via the Write in (#Writein) where a selection of prompts are the starting point for your flash fiction, which may be published on the site today, if accepted.  See the website if you want to have a go


As I have already mentioned in previous posts, my story Seven Breaths is included in this year’s NFFD Anthology, Eating My Words. As part of the celebrations this and previous KIndle issues of the Anthology are available either free or at a reduced price for today only on Amazon.

The creator of NFFD, Calum Kerr, also has several of his own books available on Kindle too.

There is so much going on and such a variety of stories that there must be something for everyone – so enjoy NFFD whether you are just a reader or want to get involved too.

Get involved with National Flash Fiction Day @nationalflashfd #gr8_ff

National Flash Fiction Day is happening Saturday 21st June and, as well as producing an Anthology, the organisers are going to be sharing stories online on the day via the flash flood journal website

I am so delighted to have one of my own flash fictions (see Publications page) included in the Anthology and I am doubly delighted to have another flash (called Game Changer)  published on the day itself, around 6pm BST. There will be new stories posted on the journal website throughout the day and the organisers are open for submissions until 19th June so please send in your entries.

Proof reading

Today I was able to proof read my entry in the National Flash Fiction Anthology 2014, Eating My Words. It gave me such a thrill to see my name in print with other writers for whom I have much admiration such as the editors, Calum Kerr, Angela Readman and Amy Mackelden, as well as other talented contributors. It has a great cover too which will make it a really enticing read.

Having read a few of the other stories already I know that no-one will be disappointed by the quality and variety of the work showcased in the anthology.


National Flash Fiction Day is on 21st June, so it won’t be long before everyone can get a copy and see for themselves!


Flash Fiction for National Flash Fiction Day

I was delighted to receive an email yesterday letting me know that one of my flash fiction stories, Seven Breaths, has been included in the anthology Eating My Words. This is the first piece of flash fiction that I have had published so I’m very excited. I can’t wait to see the cover of the book and get my hands on a copy!

Poetry at the Preview Evening

I had a great evening yesterday at the Durham Light Infantry Museum taking part in the preview evening for the exhibition Always Remember, Never Forget. I was there with others to read my poem which came out of the writing workshops led by Rachel Cochrane. Four of us read our work, including Rachel. The audio of her own writing about two artefacts from the museum’s World War One collection is part of the exhibition, along with art work, other writing and video.

Always Remember Never Forget preview @ dli museumThe exhibition runs from 7th – 22nd June and well worth a visit.