We toast in silence. It’s symbolic, the water—no whisky here. Once released, it will float in perfect spheres before our mouths can swallow. Such things made us laugh, in the beginning. But tonight the mood is somber.We gathered without premeditation, coming upon each other in the aft viewing alcove, squeezing in, no words required. A … Continue reading And Beyond
National Flash Fiction Day UK had its 10th Anniversary on 26th June. As part of the celebration, I attended a virtual workshop with Farhana Khalique and Anita Goveas, two brilliant flash writers, who talked about using "imagery, structures and titles to develop layers" in flash fiction. Subsequently, I had a go at some of the … Continue reading Flash
Some great news. Back in January I received my first ever acceptance for a story to be published! I'm delighted to share with you, Hotel de Mort, a flash fiction sci-fi piece out this month in AntipodeanSF online magazine, Issue 272. This is my first publication in a fiction mag. I'm super excited. The story … Continue reading First Publication!
Colm lay in the sweat-damp hospital bed. His fingers stroked the low thread-count sheets, their rough texture rasping. He switched it up, reaching just far enough to knock on the cool bedrail, slide trembling hands along medical lines, then back to the sheet as the clock cut time. Monitors beeped. Wind in bare branches swished … Continue reading Divine Intervention – Part 2