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‘She’s Saving it for Me’ and ‘Carnations’ Published in Issue #3 of Firefly Magazine!

Two of my flashes have now been published by Firefly Magazine in their third issue and are available to read online now!

‘She’s Saving it for Me’ has been selected as their featured flash, which is truly wonderful! The story is about a man and a female busker. The tale is innocent, or unsettling, I’ll let you decide…

‘Carnations’ is a story I’m glad has now found a home. It’s a tender tale, and I don’t want to say more as it will really give it away.

You can read these two stories and the other published flash fiction by following this link here, or, to read the entire issue, follow this link here.

Two Stories accepted for Issue 3 of Firefly Magazine!

Two of my flash fictions, ‘She’s Saving it for Me’ and ‘Carnations’ have been accepted for publication in the wonderful Firefly Magazine, an online journal of luminous writing!

Here’s a little but about the two flashes, without spoiling it for you: ‘She’s Saving it for Me’ is about a man and a busker, and ‘Carnations’ is about a husband visiting his wife…

You can check out Firefly Magazine by following this link here.

I’ll post again then the two stories have been published!

‘Like Moths’ Published by 140 Story!

‘Like Moths’ has now been published by 140 Story. You can read it by following this link here. Go on – it’s only 140 characters long!

To submit your own 140 character story, check out their website by following this link here.

‘Strictly Showbiz’ Published by Funny in Five Hundred!

‘Strictly Showbiz’ has been published by Funny in Five Hundred and is available to read now!

It’s about a new reality TV talent show, featuring judges Simon Cowell, Mary Berry, and other familiar faces.

You can read it and other funny stories by following this link here. Happy reading!

If you’re interested in submitting your own funny flash in 500 words or less, then you should check out their submission page by following this link here.

‘Strictly Showbiz’ to be Published by Funny In Five Hundred!

My “wonderful and silly” flash fiction, ‘Strictly Showbiz’, has been accepted for publication by Funny in Five Hundred, a great online flash fiction magazine specialising in stories to make us laugh.

Which, they do. Humor is subjective, but this online magazine has lots of different stories for you to read. Feel free to check them out for a few chuckles by following this link here.

I’ll post a link to ‘Strictly Showbiz’ when it’s available, but expect a few recognisable household names to appear…

‘Four in the Morning’ Published by PARAGRAPHITI in their Flash Fiction Issue!

The flash fiction issue of PARAGRAPHITI is online and available to read by following this link here. My flash fiction, ‘Four in the Morning’, is published alongside a handful of other brilliant flash fictions. I finished reading the issue this morning. I hope you read and enjoy my story, as well as the Flash Fiction issue in it’s entirety.

You can follow the link about to be taken to the Issue’s contents page, or you can follow this link here to be taken directly to ‘Four in the Morning’PARAGRAPHITI publish more than flash, so why not visit their webpage and have a look around by following this link here.

‘The Fortune Seeker’ to be Published by Litro Online for #FridayFlash!

I had a wonderful email last night from Litro Online to tell me that my flash ‘The Fortune Seeker’ has been accepted for their #FridayFlash segment and will be published soon. I’ll let you all know when it’s available to read online. I’m super stoked to have ‘The Fortune Seeker’ accepted by Litro Online!

Litro Online, and their print edition, publish all types of writing ranging from essays, poems, to short stories and flash. There’s a lot to choose from, and plenty of submission opportunities, so check them out by following this link here.

I’ll tease you all with a little bit about ‘The Fortune Seeker’: the flash fiction is about a young woman named Lorna who is trying to find out the meaning behind her dreams. But which interpretation is right, and will it come true?

Does that intrigue you? Well, you’ll have to wait until it’s published to find out what happens…

‘The Best of Vine Leaves Literary Journal 2015’ Available to Pre-Order Now!

The Best of Vine Leaves Literary Journal 2015, which will feature my piece called ‘October’, will be published on 1st December 2015 and is available to pre-order now! It will be the last time that Vine Leaves Literary Journal will be publishing an annual anthology of their best work, so make sure you grab one whilst you can.

I’m really excited about this release! If you would like to pre-order a copy you can do so by following this link here.

Again, I’m delighted to have been included in this anthology, and thank Vine Leaves Literary Journal for selecting ‘October’.

‘The New Save’ to be Published by Yellow Chair Review!

29 minutes after submitting my flash fiction, ‘The New Save’, to Yellow Chair Review this evening I had a reply accepting it for publication in their upcoming Pop Culture issue. I’ve experienced quick submission turnarounds before, especially rejections, but this was by far the quickest reply I’ve had to a submission, and it felt great for ‘The New Save’ to have been accepted so swiftly.

Yellow Chair Review is a new literary which publishes a new issue every month. They’re in their first year, and they publish flash fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and artwork. Submissions for the current theme (Pop Culture: Movies, Music, Video Games etc) closes on 15th November 2015, or until it’s full, so get in there quick! Check their website out by following this link. Bonus points are available for work inspired by video games, which is where ‘The New Save’ comes in.

The idea for ‘The New Save’ revealed itself to me instantly. Video games make things seem so easy, don’t they? If you play the game right everything works out perfectly. Life is not a video game. I decided to write about a franchise of games that I have loved since childhood, and still love: Pokémon. I merged this theme with the idea of old and new, of things we had against the things we lost, and with the difference between reality and the virtual, to come up with a cool interpretation of the theme. At least, I think so, and so do the editors of Yellow Chair Review.

‘The New Save’ will be published around mid-December, along with all of the other creations featured in the Pop Culture issue, and I look forward to being able to share it with you all!

‘Midnight Sky in Winter’ Published in the Winter Issue of Unbroken Journal!

Nothing better to wake up to after a night of partying on a Saturday night, a Halloween night too, to find the winter issue of Unbroken Journal published and ready to read online. I cannot begin to describe how much I enjoy reading this journal.

Unbroken Journal celebrate the poetic prose and the prose poem, and accompany writers’ work alongside photography, which is always well-chosen and thought-provoking. They’re particularly fond of prose poetry and this is fantastic because there aren’t very many journals, from what I know, that publish a lot of prose poetry (and they’re missing out). I thoroughly recommend checking out their latest issue and consider submitting your own writing to this journal. Follow this link to check them out!

Of course, I also recommend you read their latest issue and my prose poem, ‘Midnight Sky in Winter’, kicks this issue off! My little poem being the first one to appear in the issue — now that’s not something that’s happened to me before! You can read the issue, and ‘Midnight Sky in Winter’, by following this link here.

If you’re interested you can check out their last issue too, which features two more of my prose poems, ‘Stuck’ and ‘Caught’. You can read those by following this link, and keep an eye out for their first issue of 2016, as this will include another of my prose poems, ‘Tessellation’.

Happy reading, happy writing, happy Sunday!