Friday 17 February 2012

Small Change... and other news

Small Change, huh? What good is small change?

Small change can make a big difference. Collect enough small change and you’ll be surprised what it can add up to, over the months.

Enough of the metaphor. We already know that’s what Missing Pieces is, right? A metaphor for the small parts that imply the big picture. OK, we get that.

So season three, Spare Parts, is over. I’ve spent the last 6 months publishing a number of serials, for the experience, for the change of pace. It’s been fun, it’s been interesting; I’ve learnt a lot of things. But it’s time for a change.

Small change. Back to flash. Fiction finished in under a thousand words. That quick hit.

Season 4, Small Change, features science fiction, fantasy and plenty of other odd stuff... a talking giraffe, a rogue succubus, planets in cupboards, post-apocalyptic London, the afterlife and more.

(I say ‘season’, there is no grand scheme, it’s just a neat way for me to break things up and keep track of what I’m doing and where I am.)

In other news... I’m published!

100 Horrors is an anthology featuring one hundred hundred-word stories from one hundred authors. Given that I regularly write 100 word stories (Xeroverse: 101) I jumped at the chance to submit and am really chuffed to be a part of it. Some of the other authors I already know, but most I don’t, so I’m really looking forward to sitting down with a cuppa and exploring all these tiny treats. =)

It’s available right now on Kindle. (Amazon UK) (Amazon US)
With more formats to come soon. =)


In other news (part 2)... a Liebster award! ^_^

Jack is a writer willing to give just about anything a go and, most importantly, have fun with it. He saw my 101 word stories and thought, I could do that, and he has done, very well. He’s one of the good guys. Go give him a read.

Thanks, Jack.

I’ve done this before, so I won’t nominate another five, but I will heartily second both Pete Newman and Tony Noland from Jack’s nominations.

Pete has a wonderful way with words. His ongoing serial, the Vagrant, is a compelling story set in a world that grows richer and more vibrant with each episode. He’s also a thoroughly nice chap. =)

(and not only that, Pete also has a story in 100 Horrors.)

Tony is a talented guy. He has an eye for detail, a deft touch with emotion, an evident sense of humour and a gift for blending all of these into very accomplished flash fictions.

The other two in Jack’s list I don’t know, so I’m going to go have a look-see. =)


  1. This reminds me that I need to respond to that post too.

    Thanks very much for the kind words *blushes*.

    While I'm here, congrats again on the 100 horrors success.

    I will miss the serials though. Maybe more next season?

    1. Thanks, Pete. =)

      We'll have to see about the serials. I would like to do more, but at the same time I really missed having a new flash to put out every week. If my brain conjures up something that feels like a serial then I certainly won't fight it. =)

  2. I'm really excited about your teasers for Season 4! Planets in cupboards? A talking giraffe? Rogue succubus? You have piqued my curiosity! :)

    Congrats on the publication!

    1. Thank you, Zaiure. =)

      Glad I've whetted your appetite. =D

  3. Congrats on the 100 Horrors! I agree with Zaire tantalizing teasers.

    1. Thanks, Aidan. =)

      Lets hope they live up to expectations... ;)

  4. Ill look forward to reading your flash. Congratulations on the publication! Throws a big handful of sparkly glitter to mark the occasion ☆‿↗⁀↘‿↗⁀☆‿↗⁀↘‿↗⁀☆ 。

    And congrats on the Liebster award, well deserved. ^_^