The Girl Who Lived (in order)

Here are all twenty-seven instalments of The Girl Who Lived:

  1. The Hermit
  2. A Discovery
  3. Impossible
  4. Trailers, Tents and Castles
  5. Familiar Face
  6. Unfamiliar Face
  7. Information Underload
  8. Fishies
  9. Happy Family
  10. Lucy Lightning
  11. Predictions
  12. Twenty Scientists
  13. Not the Only One Left
  14. Carrots and Sticks
  15. Uncomfortable
  16. Venn Diagram
  17. Questions and Resolutions
  18. Another Confrontation
  19. Ugly Truth
  20. Brace for Impact
  21. A Use for Thunder
  22. Lukewarm Anger
  23. How Did He Know?
  24. Normal Person
  25. Sleep
  26. Morning Ritual
  27. All Grown Up

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.

No more serials for the time being – I promise!


Upcoming Publications: Schooldays, Landmarks and FlashFlood

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’.

Story A Day: What I Wrote, What Others Wrote

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:

Have you read anything good last month you’d like to share? Pop it in the comments!