"Ready for war but not yet called up, fuelled on coffee and vodka with a lick of cynicism and delayed hope." My poem, I Want to Wear a Dress with Lemons All Over It, has been published in Sledgehammer Lit Mag. It was inspired by a photograph of a dress that Jill Biden wore, along with an ensuing conversation on Twitter about said dress. As a writer, I questioned why it had caused such a stir, especially because I'm not keen on the media focus on what women wear, so I played with the idea that it was the boldness of the colour and the print...
Today is the National Flash Fiction Day 10th Anniversary and I have a flash fiction piece published in their Flash Flood Journal which was chosen from 2,000 entries! I am eight years old and this is the year I learn to float. It is the year I learn to speak Spanish, although I firmly believe … Continue reading This is the Year I Learn to Float
My story has been longlisted in the Reflex Press Quarterly International Flash Fiction Awards 2021. You fold yourself into tiny spaces, words come at you like rain. You tuck in your arms and feet – soles digging into your calves – so that the words don’t slice your limbs. You hide your competition win in … Continue reading You Fold Yourself into Tiny Spaces
WordPress sent me a notification this week to say that I’d published 200 posts, and they think this is worth celebrating. 200 posts! It sounds a lot, but it’s been built up over time, much like the rest of my writing. Sometimes the task of writing a novel or putting a short story, flash fiction … Continue reading Blogging as a Writer: Why It’s Worthwhile and How to Build Up Over Time
I’m thrilled to share the news that my quirky little story, This is the Year I Learn to Float, which began to form at a SmokeLong Quarterly workshop, with editors, Helen Rye and Christopher Allen, will be published by National Flash Fiction Day in their Flash Flood journal at around on 26 June for National … Continue reading National Flash Fiction Day