I have a story over at CafeLit today, if you'd like a quick read. Irresistible is a flash fiction piece that originally appeared on MicroHorror some years ago. That site seems to have disappeared (sort of - there's just a cryptic message on there), so I wanted to get the story reprinted, as I had fun writing it.
I've always enjoyed reading the stories on CafeLit (and they were kind enough to publish another flash fiction of mine, called Mixing, in 2014), so I was hoping Irresistible would find a home there. And it has! Thank you, CafeLit.
By the way, I have rediscovered just how hard it is to type the word Irresistible at speed. Why did I use that word? Why, oh why? Well, read the story and see.
I love flash fiction and micro-fiction because it's a challenge to write a story in just a few words. You have to be ruthless and cut out unnecessary words, yet still make it flow. And they're so quick to read. Just right for if you don't have much time but still want a bit of fiction in your life!
So I was intrigued to read about the 81 Word Challenge. Once 1,000 stories have been collected they will be published in an anthology and will raise funds for charity.
I was chuffed to hear they have accepted my 81 word story Decluttering, and it is now on the site (story no. 664).
Why not have a go? The details are here.
Welcome to my brand new site! I've recently returned to writing fiction after a longish break, so let's see what happens...
I've a couple of other creative projects in the pipeline (one of which has taken up a lot of time), so writing fiction was on the back burner for a while, but it feels so good to be thinking about characters and plots and settings again, and just letting my imagination run riot.
I've entered a couple of competitions in the last few weeks, so fingers crossed.