Since lockdown began I’ve been focussing on my novel Governor’s Man, and neglecting my usual short story writing. Then along came the Lincoln Book Festival 2020 flash fiction competition. The challenge was to write a complete 50-word story about the Lincoln Imp. Those of you who’ve visited Lincoln will know […]
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Mirror at Midnight My latest published story. This tiny story is a flash horror, but no gore, I promise you.
The Girl from the Workhouse by Lynn Johnson, published by Amazon Imagine you’re a young girl aged eleven, Ginnie Jones by name. It’s 1911 in the Staffordshire Potteries. Your father works hard in Chamberlain’s pottery, but life is okay. You live in a tiny terraced house with your parents and […]
Back in the autumn, the bijou but lovely team at Stormy Island Publishing kindly accepted my flash story Mirror at Midnight for their upcoming Halloween anthology. Then fate intervened, via toddler’s orange juice poured into the editor’s laptop, and Halloween went by uncelebrated (by me).
by John Lanchester. Published by Faber and Faber, 2019. We’re in Britain, in the near future – perhaps nearer than we think. And something has gone horribly wrong.
This very very short flash story – indeed at 100 words it qualifies as a Drabble – was the first story I was paid for. It’s a contemporary take on the classic tale, with a twist ending. Click to go to EveryDayFiction To follow my blog posts, click on the […]