Secret Santa – advent story

Published by Retreat West My Story – ‘Secret’ Santa was picked my Retreat West to be one of their advent stories this festive season. It was a much-needed boost! I haven’t been writing very much lately, let alone submitting, and this was the first (maybe the only) flash fiction piece I submitted all year.  IContinue reading “Secret Santa – advent story”

Writing prompt – write your own modest proposal

Want a fun writing prompt? Find out what inspired this piece of satire on my substack. A flat-pack proposal The cost of living has arisen so dramatically, that people in Britain are no longer able to afford to buy a house to live in. But yet, their Amazon Prime accounts bring in a phenomenal amountContinue reading “Writing prompt – write your own modest proposal”

Making fun of writing – follow me on substack

A lesson from Peter Pan Coming to you from Neverland… Never grow up. When I grew up, I forgot how to have fun. It’s true. A real boohoo tragedy. I spent years trying to have fun with painting occasionally, or doing the odd craft. But I always stopped or ruined it for myself because inContinue reading “Making fun of writing – follow me on substack”

Sticks and Stones: Oxford Flash Fiction Anthology launch – 23 April, 5 pm

We are thrilled to launch the first Oxford Flash Fiction anthology 2021 this month, and you are invited! Celebrate with us for an evening of readings, prizes and more, with past judges, and the authors themselves. 23 April 2022 5 pm RSVP for a link to the launch Authors Cornerlis Affre, Gayathiri Dhevi Appathurai, HollyContinue reading “Sticks and Stones: Oxford Flash Fiction Anthology launch – 23 April, 5 pm”

Oxford Flash Fiction Prize 2022

This week, we announced the winners of the Oxford Flash Fiction Prize 2022. You can read their wonderful stories below. As Director of the Prize, I cannot thank everyone enough for their hard work. From the readers and our critique team to the judges, the Prize is growing fast and I’m incredibly proud of it.Continue reading “Oxford Flash Fiction Prize 2022”