Applicious: Conversation Stories

“Applicious” is the first publication to be born from flash fiction created through #converstory. 

Twitter is a forum for many ideas – good, bad and ugly – but over the last year, I’ve been exploring it as a platform for publishing flash fiction and poetry. I have particularly enjoyed the challenge of writing tweet length pieces based on a number of different writing prompts. These have become popular in the online #writingcommunity – essentially prompters publish a word or a theme and then writers from across the world respond through a tweet. It’s fun, but there is also a very supportive writing community out there ready to give you immediate feedback on your work. The quality of some of the writing, considering the constraints, is inspiring.

#converstory is a writing prompt which demands a story within the limits of a tweet, and in the words of its creator, Scott Christopher Beebe: “…no other action – not even dialogue tagging, etc. to add any detail to the stories, which are ONLY told through speech from characters created.”

Scott has compiled an anthology of stories which is now available on Amazon. “Applicious” is the first publication to be born from flash fiction created through #converstory. 

I am thrilled and honoured to have had a piece selected for this publication. You can find out more here…

Shifters

My fantasy novel, Shifters, is being published on Wattpad over the next few weeks. You can read the first few parts by following this link:

https://www.wattpad.com/story/198334456-shifters

13-year-old Louis is convinced there is a mystery to solve in his small town. What is the deep throbbing that shakes the bones of the old town at night? What is actually being built in the station development near his house? When he persuades his friend Fran to investigate, they stumble upon a tragic accident and he witnesses the impossible.

Serafina is a teenager from a different dimension; her world is both a mirror to Louis’ and utterly different. As the daughter of Dion, an ambitious and ruthless leader, she has privilege and expectations, neither of which she wants. Her country is imploding as civil war threatens unless her mother’s audacious plan works.

As their stories intertwine, both will need to choose a side and both will discover the truth is far more complicated and dangerous.