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Celebrating National Flash Fiction Day 2015

Happy National Flash Fiction Day!

New cover for Quick Change

If you’re not familiar with the concept, here’s the nutshell summary:

  • flash fiction is another term for the very short story (typically 500 words or fewer)
  • National Flash Fiction Day was founded by author Calum Kerr to celebrate this story format on or around the shortest night of the year (see what he did there?)
  • this year we’re marking it on Saturday 27th June with events in real life and online around the world

Here are four ways that I’ll be celebrating:

  • reducing the price of the ebook of my first flash fiction collection, Quick Change, to 99p for the weekend, on all the digital distribution platforms (it’s also available in paperback for £5.99, featuring two bonus stories)
  • publishing one of the stories in the book, The Comfort of Neighbours, in the online FlashFlood journal that pops up today like a rarely blooming exotic flower
  • reading the many excellent fiction stories that will appear every few minutes in FlashFlood 
  • writing some new stories for my next collection, Marry In Haste
Cover of the paperback showing blurb
The paperback includes two bonus stories set in public libraries

How will you be marking National Flash Fiction Day? I’d love to know!

Author:

Author of warm, witty and gently funny fiction and non-fiction, including the popular Sophie Sayers Village Mystery series, beginning with "Best Murder in Show", inspired by her life in an English Cotswold community, short stories and essays about country life. As Commissioning Editor for the Alliance of Independent Authors' Advice Centre, she writes guidebooks authors. She speaks at many literature festivals and writing events, and is part of BBC Radio Gloucestershire's monthly Book Club broadcast. She is founder and director of the free Hawkesbury Upton Literature Festival which takes place in April, a member of the Romantic Novelists' Association, and an ambassador for children's reading charity Read for Good and the Type 1 diabetes charity JDRF.

2 thoughts on “Celebrating National Flash Fiction Day 2015

  1. Hi, I’d like to mention a wonderful young blogger who is wise about books and blogging beyond his years. Sorry, I don’t mean to sound patronising because I really look up to Matt, and have learnt so much about blogging from him, but there’s no escaping, he is still at school.
    Once a week Matt sets a flash fiction challenge of only 100 words, based on a piece of music. I have only participated for 2 weeks, but I’m hooked. As my own blog is all about Greece I’ve given myself the additional twist of making sure that my 100 words ‘fit’ my blog theme and purpose.

    Please use this link to discover Matt’s blog https://thebookblogger2014.wordpress.com/2015/06/23/daddy-cool-fff7/

    Thank you! X

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