#WritingNews: Publication in Spelk

This evening, I was dead chuffed to receive an email from Spelk, letting me know that the flash-fiction I sent them (The Last Mug) will appear on their site on the 19th of February 2015. Spelk is a new flash-fiction presence on the web which aims to post a new story (~500 words) every week, […]

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The #1000words #FlashFiction #Flashcomp: November 2014

Greetings, flash-fictioneers! It’s been ages since we held a #flashcomp, so we thought it was high time we rectified the situation, and as Jack Frost has once again started nipping at our noses, we’ve picked a wintry picture to inspire you. Find out more at 1000words … Deadline: 10pm GMT Saturday 29th November. Results announced: […]

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Outliers and Misfits: Image Credits

To promote my Ether Books #FlashFortnight stories, I have created promotional posters using pictures that have been released under Creative Commons licenses. Below you’ll find the images and the details required by the licenses. I’ll add each day’s as I publish each new poster. I used Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 to crop and resize the […]

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Coming Soon: Flashdogs – An Anthology

Coming Soon: FlashDogs – An Anthology, featuring not one, but two short stories by yours truly. Stay tuned for launch details by following the pack on Twitter. All proceeds from the sale of the anthology will be donated to The International Board on Books for Young People.

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#SaturdaySoup: Vegetable (Morrisons Soup Mix)

Yes, it’s Saturday Soup, but on a Tuesday. As I was trotting around Morrisons on Friday, I spotted this bag of Vegetable Soup Mix and thought I’d give it a go because … well, there would be no peeling, no chopping, and it was an absolute bargain! (I bet I’d have been hard-pushed to buy […]

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#BookReview: War, Conflict and Resolution

In February this year, Ryan Thacker and Alex Gallagher, Creative Writing students at Edge Hill University, put out a call for stories of between 150 and 500 words inspired by the themes of war, conflict and resolution, and this is the result – a collection of 17 flash-fictions and two poems that commemorate the 100th […]

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