It’s more, actually – much, much more. Over forty times 81 words, to be precise, in the brand new and first ever anthology from 81Words.net. Entitled ‘The Very Best of 81 Words So Far’, it’s exactly what it says on the tin – a collection of the highest rated stories from the website’s first year or so. As the book’s blurb puts it, “Entertaining, intriguing, amusing, shocking, poignant, thought provoking, each story is complete in itself. 81 words isn’t very much to write a story in but these exceptional writers, both amateur and published, demonstrate just how good a story can be in this limited format…”. And it includes my very own flash story ‘Money Laundering’, suggested by a true story about money found floating in a Birmingham canal, which puts a whole new spin on the concept of laundering cash.