A Library of Books and a Writing Desk

We spent yesterday exploring one of the oldest timber-framed buildings in Suffolk. It is one of the best preserved of the cloth towns in the county, and was built in the 14th century. Little Hall, in Lavenham, belonged to clothiers and later, scholars and schoolmaters. I was fairly captivated by the books in the library, … Continue reading A Library of Books and a Writing Desk

Tips for Submitting to Literary Journals and Magazines

I had the privilege of being invited by Reflex Press to be a reader for their Autumn International Flash Fiction Competition. I hugely admire them as a publisher of, 'long, short and very short fiction,' and have been fortunate enough to have had work published with them previously. What I gleaned from the many entries … Continue reading Tips for Submitting to Literary Journals and Magazines

Listen to Blood Red on SoundCloud

Short Story, Blood Red, by FC Malby I've been recording readings of short stories and extracts of my work to SoundCloud. You don't need an account to listen. I've recently added one of my longer and earlier short stories, which you can download as an eBook. Set in Jaipur, India, this story reveals the hidden … Continue reading Listen to Blood Red on SoundCloud

Poetry And A Publication Of The Month Nomination

In November, my poem, The Gentle Pace of Rest, was published in Spillwords Press and was nominated for Publication of the Month.  Damp, cavernous lengthsof tree bark flesh out across woodland paths — nature’sbarrier to a destination, thrown down in a stormforcing you to pause, observe, feel, scan the frilled rainbowcolours of the lichens and the glow of … Continue reading Poetry And A Publication Of The Month Nomination