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Holding on to Life, FC Malby, Spillwords Press

My flash fiction, Holding on to Life, has been published with Spillwords Press... HOLDING ON TO LIFE written by: FC Malby @fcmalby I imagined him to be tall and dark, my twin brother, when she told me; similar personality, more confidence. Ma told me she’d bled heavily when she carried me, thought she’d lost me, … Continue reading Holding on to Life, FC Malby, Spillwords Press

Author Interview with Nicholas Royle

I first discovered Nicholas Royle when I began reading Best of British Short Stories, which he edited, published by SALT. I began with Best of British Short Stories 2011, and was hooked. I have a deep love of second-hand bookshops, and when I wrote a recent blog post on how people arrange their bookshelves, and … Continue reading Author Interview with Nicholas Royle

How Do You Organise Your Bookshelves?

FC Malby A friend told me yesterday that their books are all arranged in alphabetical order. I smiled and said that mine are roughly arranged by type. I have a section for psychology, travel, theology, biographies and autobiographies (which are mostly political, but I also have one on Miles Davis), crime thrillers, short stories, poetry, … Continue reading How Do You Organise Your Bookshelves?

I Want to Wear a Dress with Lemons All Over It by F.C. Malby – Sledgehammer Lit Mag

"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...