One month on: What happened to National Flash Fiction Day? What happened is that it was a great success, with events held all round the country and a gorgeous anthology produced in time for the event.

And I managed to get to the launch event in Southampton on Wednesday evening. First of all, it was great to catch up with Vanessa Gebbie and Sara Crowley. Secondly, it was lovely to meet, among others, Calum Kerr, organiser of the whole thing, and Holly Howitt. Thirdly, it was great to hear readings by Vanessa, Sara, Calum, Holly, Natalie Bowers (who manages the 1000words site) and others. Calum even managed to convince me to get up and read my little piece from the anthology, Fiver, and I’m pleased to say that it went down well. And the evening was really made by those people who turned up just to listen, so an enormous thank you goes out to them.

If you don’t already own a copy of Jawbreakers, you can find details on the NFFD site here:


and if you’re wired up you can download in Kindle format from Amazon for less than you’d pay for a cup of coffee in town:


It includes stories by a whole bunch of flash fiction writers, with contributions from Ali Smith and Ian Rankin.

So, National Flash Fiction Day has been a great success all round. The launch event was fantastic. Support around the country was fabulous. The anthology is brilliant. A massive well done goes out to Calum Kerr.

I’m already looking forward to next year.


Date: Saturday, 19. May 2012 10:03
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