“The Silver Song of the Lark” – Flash! Friday–Vol 2 – 50 | Flash! Friday – Shortlist

The Silver Song of the Lark   The karaoke bar was heaving, so they went to the back, where proper music could be played – through a proper record player. Let the youngsters, gangstas and Beats-wearing hipsters sing what they thought passed for music these days. Shankly sat at the bar, ale in hand, smiling. …

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“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 …

The Battle of Marathon (Special Mention) – Flash! Friday–Vol 2 – 40 | Flash! Friday

1990, London “This is so much more than that song.” “What song?” “Tom-ay-toe. Tom-ar-toe. Pot-tay-toe. Pot-tar-toe. Who the hell says pot-tar-toe anyway?” The Home Secretary knows better than to argue with the PM. Prime Minister Howard stands proud and addresses this sacred home of democracy. “Mr Speaker. They have gone too far. They’ve declared war …