Hey!! What's the story?
So I will come straight out and admit that this new discussion serves as a bit of a plug on my part, but hopefully this will trigger some thoughts and maybe some ideas.Last year I joined forces with…Continue
Does anyone go to writing groups? I'm about to start a new one tomorrow with some close writing friends and I'm getting well excited for it. Its a closed group of 6 and we will be critiquing 5000…Continue
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Well hello 99Fiction!
I've not been here for a long time - too long a time - but I've made a few new resolutions recently and getting back to 99fiction has been among them.
So what's new? Well I've been buried away in my study working on the novel. And, slowly but surely, it has begun to emerge. What was once a hazy fantasy lurking like a shadowbeast in the back of my mind has now strode forward and taken on a much more recognisable form.
Working title is…Continue
For the rest of today and the whole of tomorrow my debut collection of flash fictions 'Threshold' is free on anything that reads an ebook - Kindles, iPhones, PCs, tablets, whatever jiggery pokery you might have.
Features the following thirteen stories:
Threshold - about a next door neighbour's garden
Hinterland - about some weird future
Fingerthief - one sentence demonics
The Golden Silence - an eve of war story about spaceship fighter…Continue
Well I've gone and entered the Bridport Prize. Its the first time I gathered my britches and my courage and self-belief and entered a major prize. Feels good. Doubt the story will get anywhere, but if at least one big judge reads it and thinks 'hmm, quite liked that,' before tossing it, like a rotten leaf, into the 'meh' pile, then I will be happy. Not that I will ever know of that glimmer of appreciation but - meh.
I was a judge myself recently, on the other side of that submission…Continue
So I've had a story publication recently (yey!):
Its called The Men and its a werewolf story, so it is. Quite proud of this one - took a few drafts to get right and it has a killer last line I think.
For more on the inspiration and thoughts behind The Men, I've done a blog post here all about male aggression, feminism, and…Continue