And another…

Back from a week’s holiday by the sea to find some great news – Out of the Gutter Online have accepted a flash ficlet called ‘The Drop’, based on a piece I wrote for an exercise at this year’s Crime and Publishment event.  The story revolves around a pervert and a dropped mobile phone… and as usual all is not as it first seems.

Watch out for further updates on when the story will be appearing in the Gutter.

Right, where did I pack that sun lotion…?  (I’m joking.  This was the English seaside.  But still a lovely week.)

81 words… or more

81WordscoverIt’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.

The book is available right now on Kindle, and better still, it’s free until Friday 5 December.  So go on, what are you waiting for?  Hurry along to Amazon UK or Amazon US to download your copy now!