Drum roll please…Best of Friday Flash Vol 1 out now!

Best of Friday Flash coverWhile it’s always a real thrill to have a story included in an anthology, the release of Best of Friday Flash Volume One is a an absolute pleasure. The #fridayflash movement on Twitter – the brainchild of JM Strother – was where I got my start in writing. I had recently signed up to Twitter (under the moniker Cascade Lily – after my first blog Cascade) and was trying to get my head around what it was all about and why I should bother. I happened across the #fridayflash hashtag and decided to give it a bash; a one thousand word story – how hard could that be? Well I slaved over that first story then launched it into cyberspace. The feedback was humbling, encouraging and positive! So I did it again and again every week for about six months straight. It was a great way to get a feel for how I would like to write, as well as acting as a bit of a playground, where I could try on new writing styles and subject matter for size and see how I liked it without committing to a significant piece of work. I also met some fabulous writers – all around the world – many of whom also have a story within the anthology.

While I’m now only an occasional participant in #fridayflash, I remain in contact with quite a few of the writers. It has also led to other creative outlets for my writing, including Chinese Whisperings – editor Jodi Cleghorn left the very first comment on that first story of mine. It’s amazing what can come from a very small idea and a whole bunch of enthusiasm.

A big shout-out to Jon for conceiving so many great ideas, to Jodi for being the Australian content editor, who helped strengthen ‘Dental Check’ prior to publication, and to my fellow authors. You are a wonderful, crazy, supportive bunch!

So what are you waiting for? Head over to Smashwords and dial up your very own copy of Best of Friday Flash Volume One – it’s an absolute steal at only USD$2.99. A paperback version will follow soon on Amazon.

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3 Responses to Drum roll please…Best of Friday Flash Vol 1 out now!

  1. Marisa Birns says:

    Yes, Lily, what an amazing experience it has been joining the #fridayflash community a year ago. Never knew how much fun (though 1k words IS hard going for me) and how satisfying it would be. Met so many wonderful, supportive, encouraging writers. What I wish is that I could meet you all in real life!

    And now we have an anthology! Onward and upward! 🙂

  2. *drops a wee curtsie*

    It was an absolute pleasure working with you Lily – both as a writer and an editor. We make a howling good team.

    I had no idea I was the very first person to comment on your very first #fridayflash (I shudder to think what I may have said). For me it was such a rush to find someone (and an awesome lady at that) living and writing in my part of the world (right down to that MacDonalds layover near Goulbourn!)

    We owe so much to Jon at eMergent and Chinese Whisperings for bringing so many talented people to our attention.

    And can I say… going to the dentist is never going to be quite the same again after reading and spending quite a bit of time immersed in your story.

    Woo-hoo to us! Rack that up to another glass of champas when we all meet up.

  3. Thanks for the shout out, Lily. And thanks for contributing to the BOFF. I am so proud to have your story in the collection.

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