It was always supposed to be a coming-of-age story, even though it veered off into something darker in the second half. That’s what happens when you write the instalments as you go, I suppose. If I want to find a home for the story, it will need some serious editing.
I’m supposed to be on holiday, but the weather’s not great today and I have to do something, right? How about some publication news, then:
My micro fiction ‘Preppers’ will be on the National Flash Fiction Day 2015 FlashFlood edition next Saturday at around 23:00 (BST). FlashFlood is still open for submissions until Wednesday, so why not submit yourself?
My story ‘The Beautiful Game’ has been selected for publication in this year’s NFFD anthology, Landmarks. I absolutely love the cover. It’s not out yet – I’ll post a link once it’s been published.
The new Paper Swans anthology, Schooldays, is available for preorder (click on the image for the online shop). It features two of my flashes: ‘Served Cold’ and ‘Pret a Manger’.
I am the first one to admit that I’m not a poet – I’d categorise my three lines as micro fiction rather than poetry. But the lines (between micro fiction and poetry) are blurring, I think. So I’m really pleased that my entry was deemed good enough to be commented on by Rachna.
Story A Day May came and went quickly this year. In the second half of the month, I accidentally wrote a serial in 100-word instalments I’ve called the Salvage Series. Given that I only had a vague idea where it would go, it turned out okay.
I didn’t read half as many stories by other writers as I’d have liked, but I found many I enjoyed. And then there were a handful I loved: