It’s nearly FlashDogs time

And by that, I mean that they’ve done it again – they’re bringing out their third anthology, full of beautiful story nuggets, flash fiction to fill your coffee breaks with, tales to disappear from the world in. And for this third instalment, it’s all about Time. About the past. About the present. About the future. And it will officially be arriving on Chinese New Year, 8 February, buy why wait when you can pre-order your copy now, right now. And there’s old faces and new faces sharing their words. No stories from me in this one as other projects have…

Happy Launch Day – FlashDogs Volume 2

Just dropping by to say: Happy Solstice! Happy Father’s Day! Happy International Day of Yoga… erm… day! It’s a day crammed with celebrations (even the streets where I live have been taken over by carnival goers and rides – perhaps I might even join them soon, who can say no to beer in a plastic cup and the twang of toffee apples filling the air?) But the award for biggest celebration of the day goes to… … The FlashDogs! HAPPY LAUNCH DAY! That’s right, FlashDogs Volume 2, a two-part themed anthology goes on sale today. Two different volumes filled with…

The Flash Dogs are back

They’re back. They’re writing. They’re putting together a second anthology of beautiful, bitesize wordage. And it’s coming soon. So I’m just going to go ahead and leave this picture right here – share it, spread the word, print it out and eat cheese sandwiches off of it. For more official updates follow them on Twitter and join them in the writerly digital sphere that they run in. And once you’ve done that, and you’re sitting with your coffee and biscuits and waiting because it’s coming but it’s not goddamn here yet – don’t forget that their first anthology is still…

The FlashDogs are here

Remember that COMING SOON news I shared? Seen all the tweeting and general excitement on the social nettings? WELL THE FLASHDOGS HAVE ARRIVED! And they’ve brought with them an anthology, stuffed to bursting with some of the finest flash fiction from all over the world. So, without further ado, here’s why you’ve got to get up, right now, and go buy this book. *Only kidding, you’re quite welcome to stay sitting down* 1. It’s a whole lot of stories It’s ONE HUNDRED AND TEN stories, guys. One hundred and ten. That’s two ones and a big fat zero, and they’re…

The Flash Dogs are coming

Today I’m actually gonna go ahead and share some news. I mean, COMING SOON news. The type of news that means that now you just gotta keep on watching and waiting cos it’s not quite here yet. But it’s goddamn great news. THE FLASH DOGS ARE COMING. Don’t know the Flash Dogs? Well, then, you need to get yourselves over to their Twitter page and hangout on the #flashdogs hashtag. Darn it, you might even just find yourself joining in. They’re a bunch of the finest people and most entertaining writers of flash fiction I’ve had the pleasure to meet…

New free wordage

Last week I got the proper great news that 365 Tomorrows featured one of my stories. It’s a little story, maybe a 60 second read. But it’s one I’ve been fond of for a while, and it’s always good to see lonely words go to a nice home. Read the story at 365 Tomorrows here, or put your feet up in The Dust Lounge and read it here.

Did someone say it’s International Short Story Month…?

Do you know what shit’s going down this month? Dudes? Do ya? In a month that apparently includes “STAY UP ALL NIGHT” day, “ROOT CANAL APPRECIATION” day and the most fantastic “CHICKEN DANCE” day, it’s only bloody well International Short Story Month as well. And do you know what this means? Dudes? Do ya? It means that I want to hear your best short story recommendations. They can be stories you’ve written, stories by other people you love, stories that just don’t have a home to go to so you felt sorry for them and took them in. I’ll start…

A moving experience

It’s been a weird week. It’s been packing and unpacking and cleaning and recleaning. It’s been shouting with letting agents and smooching with them. I’ve been stressed as a nervous hamster wired on coffee. But I think I’m coming out the end of it now and thank fuck for that. They say that moving house is one of the most stressful things to do. Bar marriage. Bar divorce. Bar adopting a feral albino skunk. This was the eleventh move in as many years. A move where it turned out I didn’t move. It turned out I just packed everything into…