New Story – Wow, it feels good

First new story in a couple of years. Writing a novel is a slow, and painful process, so it felt good to go back to small word counts and super-tight writing. Thanks for reading. If you can vote then that would be even better (it's in a comp). https://short-edition.com/en/story/5-min/sixteen-again Thank you kindly - M

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Free books – honestly

It's birthday time - so for 14th and 15th Feb my novel, Metropolitan Dreams, and Prompt Stories, my short fiction collection, will be FREE in Kindle ebook format. Metropolitan Dreams UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Metropolitan-Dreams-Mark-King-ebook/dp/B01N6T3TO8 … US: https://www.amazon.com/Metropolitan-Dreams-Mark-King-ebook/dp/B01N6T3TO8 … Prompt Stories UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/PROMPT-stories-collection-short-fiction-ebook/dp/B07HJHHG8S … US: https://www.amazon.com/PROMPT-stories-collection-short-fiction-ebook/dp/B07HJHHG8S … Hope you enjoy them, if you do, please leave a review. Thanks very much - …

Winning stories, podium places and feedback: Part two: Angry Hourglass

In a continuation of collating winning stories, podium placing and feedback, I've trawled through some of the old flash fiction competitions. This post is dedicated to the world of the Angry Hourglass, run by LadyHazmat/ Dr Rebecca, pathologist, writer and good friend to flash fiction. Angry Hourglass allowed longer word counts than many other flash …

Winning stories, podium places and feedback: Part one : Flash! Friday

In an attempt to tidy up, I thought it would be good to go through some of the old competitions and post winning stories, podium places or feedback. Partially to remind myself that once upon a time I produced winning work on a regular basis that others enjoyed. I loved the challenge of pitting myself …

A very personal (and impossibly hard) book review: The Tongues of Men or Angels, by Jonathan Trigell

This is a very belated review of the Tongues of Men or Angels, by Jonathan Trigell. I have put this off for three years, because I knew what a challenge it would be to write. I won't feel that bad though as Trigell's story took two thousand years to write. This review/blog contains some mild …