Cover reveal: Coming soon…Bitesize!

Well, I did say I was finalising another book cover...and here it is! Say hello to Bitesize! Bitesize is a collection of flash fiction: no stories over 500 words have been allowed in (and neither has Sherlock Holmes!). Something which stuck with me from Chris Beckett's introduction to FlashDogs: Volume 2 was his comparison of a short story …

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All my own work: reading for a flash fiction collection

I started a new project this week, something I've been thinking about for a little while. As I'm twiddling my thumbs waiting for the Secret Notebook paperback proof to plop through my letterbox, I figured I might as well get on with it. The project is to see if I have enough good flash stories from the …

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Solstice Dark, Solstice Light: two charity anthologies

I'm sure time is speeding up because it can't be 6 months since the summer solstice. Then again, waking up in darkness would suggest that it is... Anyway, it's the winter solstice here, and nearly Christmas, and a time for giving, and for thinking of people less fortunate than ourselves. So I'm waving the FlashDogs banner for …

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Solstice Light, Solstice Dark: Return of the FlashDogs

The FlashDogs are back, and this time it's a double helping with not one but two new short story anthologies out today! All profits from the sale of the anthologies will go to The Book Bus charity, which helps children in developing countries to read and to be inspired by books. As the parent of two …

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Attack of the FlashDogs!

*drumroll* Coming soon...the first FlashDogs anthology! Perhaps I should explain...The FlashDogs are a collective of flash fiction (short short story writers) from all over the world. We met at various online contests, such as the marvellously dragony Flash! Friday. But then people started to talk online, and from tweets and snippets leapt the FlashDogs, a …

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