Flash Fiction: ‘Leaving Dreams’ by Cecilia Morales

Cecilia Morales is an El Salvador born writer based in Dubai. She writes short stories, love letters, blog posts, social media copy, and newsletters. Read her ambiguous and compelling flash fiction below, and be sure to check out her blog Notes from the metro here. Follow her on Twitter: @mulberryink. Leaving Dreams Written by Cecilia... Continue Reading →

Flash Fiction: ‘Hungry Spirits’ by Michael Conroy

Défago had "seen the Wendigo."Algernon Blackwood Hungry Spirits by Michael Conroy Tom had never wandered so deep into the woods before. His grandfather, who spoke in riddles, had warned him not to stray too far because Algonquian legends told of hungry spirits that brought out the worst in men. His grandpa worried too much. Besides,... Continue Reading →

Flash Fiction: ‘The Incident in Downtown Miami’ by Michael Conroy

It was just a colour out of space—a frightful messenger from unformed realms of infinity beyond all Nature as we know it; from realms whose mere existence stuns the brain and numbs us with the black extra-cosmic gulfs it throws open before our frenzied eyes.H.P. Lovecraft The Incident in Downtown Miami by Michael Conroy Palm... Continue Reading →

Flash Fiction: Two Stories by Hannah Stevens

Dr Hannah Stevens is a queer freelance writer. 'In Their Absence,' her collection of short stories about missing people and broken lives, will be published in 2020. Her work has been widely anthologised and featured in numerous literary journals. She currently co-directs Wind&Bones, a company exploring the crossing-places of creativity, writing and social justice. Originally... Continue Reading →

Rules for Crafting Fiction

Brevity is the soul of wit.William Shakespeare Crafting a compelling story, be it a novel, short story, or flash fiction, takes discipline. Great writing isn’t so much about impressing the reader with wit or clever description as brutalising your raw prose until the final product is taut and powerful – until each word becomes a... Continue Reading →

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