I've got big news this week!
My story "Drifting" came in third in the 2017 Fish Flash Fiction Competition! I'm absolutely thrilled so have placed so high - between this and the Novella in Flash long-listing for the first draft of Clockwork Magpies, it's a good year for my Flash Fiction! It's really exciting to see so many competitions wanting work of 1000 words or less - I've always loved working in Flash, and it really seems to be coming into its own recently as a storytelling medium.
You can read the judge's comments on my work, as well as the second and first placing stories, here. I really can't wait to read them - especially Peter Jordan's "Luna", since it's apparently about orcas in captivity, which is a big pet subject of mine (R.I.P Tilikum).
Which leads me on to the REALLY exciting news. Fish Publishing have invited me to read "Drifting" at the launch of the anthology, at the West Cork Literary Festival in July - and I've accepted! I'll be there from the 16th to the 18th, with the launch being on the 17th at 6pm - but the festival itself runs from the 14th. There's loads going on, free and paid workshops, readings, open mics and even yoga! You can see the whole schedule here. If anyone is going to be there, please let me know - I'd love to meet up and chat.
I'm so excited!
Musings on my life as a writer.