Flash Fiction March 2016 Part III – “A True Story”

Woohoo! Three pieces of flash fiction published in one month, my all time best!

Today I have a new story published on Tim Sevenhuysen’s fantastic  fiftywordstories.com, it’s called A True Story, and it is in fact based on an event in my childhood.

Please have a read of my story, and check out the other great submissions on Tim’s site, including the award-winning flash fiction author Bob Thurber.

Margaret

Flash Fiction March 2016 Part II- “The Poke”

This is just a quick night post to proudly announce that one of my flash fiction stories has been published by Richard Hearn at Paragraph Planet, a brilliant creative writing site that has published one 75-word story every day since 2008. I’m very pleased to have my story featured as the  27th March entry!

Please check the site out, it has an archive of all 1,600 plus stories published, as well as author interviews and bios.

My story’s title is “The Poke”. and it was inspired by my childhood in Belfast, which was vividly brought back to me by the above picture, which I found when adding pins to my Pinterest board And the Buntings Flew.

Margaret

My New Flash Fiction site – Strippedlit500.com

My day job has just got a lot busier; I’m involved in business readiness for a large transformation IT project at work for the next few months. So what do I do? I create a new writing website! My timing seems atrocious, but I think under the surface I am becoming more confident in my writing and am enjoying immersing myself in all aspects of improving as a writer.

I noticed a small apparent gap in the market for sites that accept and publish short/flash fiction between 300 and 500 words. I’ve written a few stories of this length (you can read one at the new site), but some of the websites I found were sadly defunct, or not accepting new submissions.

So, I’m proud to present my new short fiction site: strippedlit500.com.

I chose the name for two reasons; it seems interesting and catchy (to me anyway!), and the name embodies what the site is about: short stories, up to 500 words in length, so stripped down, but literature all the same. Most genres are welcome (see the submission guidelines for more info); I hope in this small way to provide another outlet for writers of short fiction.

I’ve been busy setting up the site and Twitter, and am proud to present the fruits of my labour.; now all we need are some short story submissions!

So go ahead; put on your writing caps and write a story, ideally between 300-500 words; the theme for the first edition of the site (which will be published as a PDF file and hopefully as an ebook anthology eventually) is…New Beginnings!

I’d love your feedback about the idea and the site, or any suggestions to make it better?

Margaret

Flash Fiction March 2016 – “Wireless”

Electrical plasma globe glass
Diliff Wikipedia – Electrical Plasma globe glass CC BY 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=448163

This is just a quick post to proudly announce that one of my 100-word stories has been published by John Xero at 101fiction.com.

Please check the site out, now in its sixth year online, it has some fantastic flash fiction.

My story’s title is “Wireless” and it is published in the March 2016 issue. The theme of this issue is “air”.

It’s an unsettling little Horror/Sci-Fi tale that’s inspired by my day job; I work in the utility/energy industry and I often marvel at the almost-magical and very scary properties of electricity. Maybe it’s also a mini revenge tale…

What do you think?