(And I’m pleased to say ‘Twisted Tales’ features one of my stories!)
What do Hemmingway, Kafka, Chekov and Lovecraft have in common (other than they are writers?) They wrote powerful stories in what is now coined Flash Fiction, so while there’s nothing new about the short-short story, National Flash Fiction Day is being celebrated for the first time in the UK and has been adopted around the world in a buzz of excitement.
Amongst the workshops, seminars, readings and write-ins arranged by writers groups, universities and recognised authors, are a collection of anthologies set to launch this week, and Annie Evett, from Raging Aardvark Publications is delighted to present ‘Twisted Tales’, an anthology celebrating Flash Fiction. These short, sweet snippets of stories have the ability to tempt the imagination, tantalise a reader and pose questions, form the heart of a great flash fiction. ‘Twisted Tales’ was born out of the need to showcase Flash-Fiction in its own right and a desire to present writers whose first love lays within the short story.
Far too long has society been indulged with the excessive word-count. Annie believes that it is time the short story and all its derivatives demand their rightful place back into readership.
This collection explores the twisted existence of love, family and relationships as characters seek a sense of self and identity. It’s filled with a mixture of stories, some which will make you think, others smile and tales which will have you reaching for your security blanket. Each story is under 700 words and has a twist or surprise in the end.
‘Twisted Tales’ includes both established writers alongside emerging authors. One of the heart-warming outcomes for Annie in undertaking this project was receiving emails from thrilled contributors who were excited to launch their careers within this Anthology. The support and encouragement for this project she continues to receive is fantastic and much appreciated.
You can download a free pdf copy of ‘Twisted Tales’ here.