I’m delighted to have a new 75 word story on Paragraph Planet tomorrow (Wednesday 18th March) called ‘Superfreeze’. With a new story every day it’s great to be part of the variety that is found on the website. I hope you enjoy my story.
Today is the day! The first flashdogs’ anthology is available to buy now from Amazon as an e-book. A compilation of work from 34 writers that come from all over the world, the book offers 110 amazing stories. As the name flashdogs suggests, the stories are short or very short, meaning that you can dip in and out of the anthology, reading a variety of stories in a multitude of styles. Many of the authors are winners of flash fiction competitions, and all authors regularly take part in weekly contests, so are accomplished writers – you are guaranteed quality!
There are a few ways to get the anthology – follow this link if in the UK which takes you straight to the relevant page on Amazon http://www.amazon.co.uk/Flashdogs-Anthology-ebook/dp/B00QSFATFC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1418468542&sr=8-1&keywords=flashdogs
or for elsewhere in the world use the links from the Flashdogs website http://theflashdogs.com/
Apart from being able to read fantastic stories from amazing authors – if you buy the anthology you will also be supporting the charity IBBY which supports children through reading. All profits from the anthology will go to the charity. Here is a link to the charity if you would like to find out more http://www.ibby.org/
Thanks to the hard work of Richard Hearn, developer of http://www.paragraphplanet.com/ there is now a full list of the published stories on the geo-writing website. Presented in random order (mine’s in there somewhere!), clicking on each author’s name takes you to their story. Based on location prompts, there are many fantastic stories set in such diverse places as Sunderland, New York, Dover and Limerick and a variety of stories to suit everyone.
You can access the page here: http://www.geo-writing.com/writing.php
It was great fun to be a part of the project – hope it runs again next year.
Delighted to have a story on Flash Fiction magazine online today. The story, ‘Sky Fliers’ was inspired by a visit to the Cumbrian coast. You can read it here http://flashfictionmagazine.com/
One of my stories is ready for your vote in the 5th Paperswans flash fiction competition – the only trouble is, I can’t tell you which one it is! Voting is blind, so all you need to do is read the ten stories (max. 160 words each) and vote for your favourite. Maybe it will be mine…
Take a look at http://paperswans.co.uk/flash-fiction-competition-5/
Voting closes midnight GMT on Friday 12th September.
I’m really pleased that I have a story included as part of the Brighton Digital Festival on the Geo-writing website. The project relies on the public to take a given prompt in a given location and write a story of up to 300 words. By visiting the website, http://www.geo-writing.com/index.php you can get a prompt, submit your story and then read other stories from all over the place, such as Cambridge, London, Scotland and New York. Prompts are available for a variety of locations across the globe so anyone can take part! Why not have a go?
My story, Like aspergillus, can now be found in the archive, Aug 16th.