Tag Archives: Fiction
My first collection of short stories – Bliss – has been published on Amazon. Bliss is available in paperback and as a Kindle e-book and is available now. Links to a couple of Amazon pages are here: ISBN-13: 978-1493728404 www.amazon.com/Bliss-Ana-Martinez-ebook www.amazon.co.uk/Bliss-Ana-Martinez-ebook www.amazon.de/Bliss-Ana-Martinez-ebook … Continue reading
Mark Twain once wrote (having copied it from the French thinker Blaise Pascal) “I am sorry for the length of this letter, but I did not have the time to write a short one”. This captures the essence of a … Continue reading
It is almost time for the annual National Flash-Fiction Day Anthology to be published. Calum Kerr and Holly Howitt have invested an enormous amount of time and energy in promoting and organising events on and around the big day, June … Continue reading
The Island Review published my story “Violetas” today on their website. It was a strange feeling to click on the link and see my words in print. The editors selected a wonderful picture of these traditional Madrid sweets to accompany … Continue reading
In modern society brevity is required, desired. We communicate via shorthand, text messaging and emoticons. The short story should be more valued than most forms of fiction, hot on the heels of poetry and flash fiction . A commuter can … Continue reading
Congratulations to Avril Joy for winning the first Costa Short Story Award! Now that Costa has seen how popular the competition was, hopefully they will open the 2013 competition to residents outside the UK and Ireland too.