Category Archives: Flash fiction

On Anzac Day, a story of loss and longing

Today marks 100 years since Australia lost thousands of its young men on Turkish shores, at the place now known as Anzac Cove. The magnitude of the┬álosses of human life is unimaginable a century later. As a woman, I might … Continue reading

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Inspiration through images

This makes me happy: An image I submitted to Painted With Words provided the inspiration for four very short pieces of fiction (you can argue about whether it’s “Flash” or not in the comments). The photograph was taken in … Continue reading

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New Sun Rising book trailer

New Sun Rising has its own book trailer! Once again I am amazed by the creative talent and generosity of the international writing community. Not only do we have an excellent book trailer, but many contributors have given extra stories, … Continue reading

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Story accepted – New Sun Rising

I returned from Easter holidays yesterday to the best news: my story ‘The Brewer’s Son’ has been accepted for publication in the Stories for Japan fundraising publication New Sun Rising. I am thrilled to say the least. Why don’t you … Continue reading

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He distinctly said ‘to blave’

Westley: T-R-U-E L-O-V-E. Inigo: “True Love”, you heard him? You could not ask for a more noble cause than that. Miracle Max:Yeah, True Love is the greatest thing in the world, except for a nice MLT—mutton, lettuce and tomato sandwich, … Continue reading

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Jetlag can help you write stories!

Gosh, that sounds like the title of one of those really insightful writer’s manuals, doesn’t it? Well, I have news for you; it may even be true. I had to go to Sweden last week for work (roolly, troolly) and … Continue reading

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It’s nearly Christmas, so Deck the Halls!

Head on over to the Mix Tapes Volume 1: Deck the Halls fan page on Facebook and click on ‘like’. You’ll get the links to the 20 stories in this e-anthology on the hour throughout Christmas Eve – if that … Continue reading

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