I had news of an acceptance yesterday. My story Wrong Room has just been published on the 50-Word Stories site. I've been enjoying the little stories on there for some time, so I'm really pleased to have my own tiny tale on there. This is one of those stories where I knew the last line I wanted to use, and then had to work out what led up to it.
Check out the stories, and have a go writing your own!
UPDATE: Good news! I've just heard that Wrong Room has been chosen as 'Story of the Week.' My thanks to the editor, Tim, for selecting my story.
I have a few stories 'out there' in submission-land at the moment so it's fingers crossed, and I'm anxiously checking emails, hoping for an acceptance. I'm really enjoying writing drabbles and microfiction, as they are so easy to fit in with whatever else I'm doing. Because of bus times I sometimes have a 20-minute wait once I get to my destination, so I use the time to jot down ideas for my next drabble and then type it up when I get home.
This month I read The Family by Louise Jensen. This is a psychological thriller and is a real page-turner about a mother and daughter who are offered a home with a local community. But once they are there, will they be allowed to leave? The story is full of misunderstandings, motives and secrets and makes you wonder if you can ever fully trust anybody. Or fully know anybody, even those closest to you. I'll definitely check out more of Louise Jensen's novels.