A short story – Shadows and Shine

The BeautifullestI’m thrilled that my flash fiction story ‘Shadows and Shine’ has been published in The Beautifullest: Pure Slush Vol. 17. It’s a slightly twisted tale of sibling rivalry between two brothers.

Here’s a line from my story:

‘A spare key to the woman’s house hangs in their hallway. He wants to see what happens if he enters while she’s out.’

The publication features flash fiction, poetry and essays by 89.
Various other eBook formats will follow in the coming weeks.

Pure Slush invites bacon-inspired stories, poems and non-fiction

Windmill Hill City Farm pigs cr Judy Darley

Feeling pecking and inspired? Indie publisher Pure Slush is currently open to submissions for their 18th Volume, intriguingly titled The Tyranny of Bacon.

Submissions close on 10th May 2020.

They say: “Can you write a story or poem and include bacon somewhere? (…) We are looking for submissions that are original, tell us how bacon is part of people’s lives, or what life might be like without it … or anything about bacon!”

PLEASE NOTE: Endless diatribes about the good (and bad) qualities of bacon are not what they’re after.

Your submission must be:
• original story, poem or non-fiction
• 50 word minimum and 1000 words maximum

and somehow be about or include bacon!

Find more details here: pureslush.com/submissions/current-submissions/the-tyranny-of-bacon/