Saturday 15th June 2019 marks the eighth annual National Flash Fiction Day, a celebration of all that is bold and brief about this ultra-short literary form.
Every year there are a number of events, competitions, readings, and publications - including the ever-impressive National Flash Fiction Day anthology.
The book this year is called "And We Pass Through" (after Joy Manné's story) and is centred on the theme of "Doors" - however and whatever that may mean. Over 70 writers contributed to this volume, taking the theme in a huge variety of literal and metaphorical directions - with none of the stories coming in at any more than 500 words.
I'm delighted to have had a story accepted for the book; mine is called "The Advent of Us". Find out where to buy a copy of the book in print or for your Kindle at this link.
Earlier this month I had the pleasure of making my first visit, and performing my first live reading, at "Talking Tales", the regular storytelling evening in Bristol run by Stokes Croft Writers.
Here I am, reading "Beat the Brainbox", my mini-story which came runner up in the Fiction Desk Flash Fiction competition in 2015, and was subsequently published in their 10th anthology, Separations.
If you enjoy live storytelling and would like to hear more, have a browse on Stokes Croft Writers' YouTube page, where you can catch up on every tale told over the years.