All posts tagged Flash Fiction

Flash Fiction Winner – September

We are delighted to publish Unflinching, September’s flash fiction winner Liz Hedgecock’s piece of writing about Hardy and his love of animals… Read more…

Flash Fiction Competition winner – August

We are pleased to announce our August flash fiction winner is Ralph Hoyte Read more…

September Flash Fiction: Hardy & his animals

Thomas Hardy loved wildlife and animals, particularly dogs and it is thought to be one of the things that Hardy and his first wife Emma bonded over. The grounds at Max Gate have the graves of his pets including his beloved black retriever Moss and Hardy even carved some of the headstones himself. It is also said that when Virginia Woolf visited him to talk about books he kept bringing the conversation back to his dog despite her attempts to do otherwise.

Your task this month is to write a piece of flash fiction about Hardy and his animals (maximum length 500 words).

Send your entries to to arrive no later than September 30th.

July Flash Fiction Competition Winner

We are delighted to announce that the winner of our very first Flash Fiction competition winner for the Writing Places project is Claire Chappell, whose entry was chosen by a panel of judges, including Literature Works CEO Tracey Guiry and Plymouth International Book Festival Director, Bertel Martin. Congratulations Claire on a great piece of writing.

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Flash Fiction writing Exercise: Coleridge Cottage

The year is 1797 and Samuel Taylor Coleridge is immersed in writing his epic poem, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. His creative life is flourishing, with a little help from his new friends William and Dorothy Wordsworth and, while William and Samuel are on the road to creating a new Romantic Age in English writing, Coleridge’s marriage to Sarah is far from rosy. Write a letter about this period in Coleridge’s life…it can be from any of the main players to whomever you like….. Closing date: August 31st 2015

Email your flash fiction to (maximum 500 words) by 30th August, and we might put it up on the site (and there’ll be a small prize!)