Even in defeat there will be an echo of glory

Kindle Scout Update News came through in the early hours of today that Metropolitan Dreams didn't get selected for Kindle Scout. In one sense, it's nice to feel that pinch of 'rejection' that almost every writer talks about. On the other hand I know my sadness is only a fleeting moment for the following reasons: It …

Spotlight: Flash Dogs–The Return! | Flash! Friday (Previous article)

Spotlight: Flash Dogs–The Return! We had the privilege of interviewing the FlashDogs back at the beginning of 2015 with the launch of their first anthology. When I saw they’d survived that inaugural attempt, I was impressed. But when rumors (oops, sorry guys, rumours) began circulating of a second anthology? Er, make that a two-part anthology?! Madness. And since we …

“Pyro” – Poised Pen – Frightening Flash Fiction Competition – Shortlist

The Poised Pen are a writing group from Liverpool. Two of the FlashDogs (A.J. Walker and Catherine Connolly) are also members of the group and they convinced the group to hold a prize winning flash fiction competition, with the chance to appear in an anthology afterwards. There wee no prompts - just the theme of …