Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to give the reader a story worth reading in 500 words or less…
So said the email I received requesting I submit a piece of flash fiction for inclusion in an anthology to be published by Crocus Books. And so, never one to shirk a challenge, I complied. Happily.
The result of the project is, in my humble opinion, a pretty special collection of stories. It features 30 writers from Black and Asian Minority Ethnic backgrounds, with the tales told ranging from the weird and fantastical to the domestic and familiar – each one short enough to be read from start to finish in the time it takes to complete an elevator trip, hence the collection’s name.
I had the pleasure of attending the book launch this past weekend, which happened to be my first time attending any book launch. In fact, the event included a number of firsts for me.
My first time having my fiction published. My first time performing a reading of my work (see left). Suffice to say it’s a day I’ll remember, and fondly. Even more so for the chance to connect with so many other talented writers and creatives.
Anyway. Should you decide you want to pick up a copy, the book will be available on Amazon by the end of this week. I’ll be sure to share the link once it goes on sale.