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The shorter the better

100 words on loving microfiction and 100 words on writing it* I’ve fallen for very short stories thanks to the delovely #vss365 writers. This isn’t because I’ve a shrinking attention span, it’s because I like thinking and stories of extreme brevity make me. I must imagine most of the narrative myself, inferring backstory, motive or consequence, adding my own details of character and setting. Sometimes, I’m teased into assumptions that are exploded in the last sentence, obliging me to imagine all over again. Sometimes the story is a puzzle to solve. Every single word must be considered. Reading microfiction tickles the storytelling part of my brain. It is a creative act. #vss365 #locked Locke


Reading, writing and smiling

I live in Sussex by the sea, writing stories and novels which are speculative, historical and literary. I blog and tweet about inspiration, happy writing and delicious words. My goal is to share a little everyday magic.


You can find my work in the NonBinary Review, Write Like You're AliveTrue Tales from the Old Hill , Hysteria 6, Everyday Epics, Stories for Homes, and Every Day Fiction.

There are also some tiny fictions on this site which I hope you enjoy.

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Book Reviews

My book reviews are over on Goodreads. I'm always delighted to receive requests from authors. If your book appeals to me I'll buy it, read it and review it. I'd love to hear from you.

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