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