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Adventures in Short Short Fiction

Jude reading at the launch of her pamphlet ‘The Chemist’s House’ last September

 

Contact Jude, a self-confessed flash fiction addict, via her website if you want to join the Join the keen pool of writers, writing and studying flash (short short) who is a self-confessed flash fiction addict. Courses begin again in September 2018  but there are other events on in the meantime —

Booking for the next festival in Bristol 20-22nd July is now open. There is a great line up of workshops, talks, readings, open-mic, picnic.  More details flashfictionfestival.com

 

The focus of the festival above and of the sessions is to write, read, listen and learn all about this exciting genre, growing in popularity throughout the world.

In the on-going sessions there are writing exercises and a focus on a different style of flash fiction each week. Homework and feedback on flash fictions you have written. Encouragement to submit your short fictions to magazines and competitions.

Venue At ‘The Ram’ public house, 20 Claverton Buildings, Bath. A self-contained quiet space.

Time: 12.00 – 2.00 pm. Simple lunches are available in the pub. We have a short lunch break half way through.

Jude runs the Bath Flash Fiction Award a three times a year international contest and all long listed authors are offered publication in a year-end anthology available from bookshop.adhocfiction.com

New to flash fiction? Try out the free to enter weekly micro contest Ad Hoc Fiction. 150 words with a prize of a free entry to Bath Flash Fiction Award.

Apples and Pears

This week’s prompt by Jude.

 

Write a piece about  apples and pears —picking the fruit, eating it, cooking with it, buying it. It could be memoir, it could be fiction. Include fruity autumn smells and exact tastes. Involve two characters. One is reluctant.

 

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Fast and slow

This week’s prompt by Jude.

 

Write an updated version of the story about the tortoise and the hare. Use people instead of animals. Write your first  draft fast, edit slowly.

 

 

 

Want to come to our writing sessions? We’ve three new writing events for the autumn open for booking now. Fun and friendly. Beginner and experienced writers welcome.

What lies beneath

What lies underneath

This week’s prompt by Jude

A couple doing up an old house somewhere Mediterranean. Use stripping down layers of old plaster and paint as a metaphor for discovering what lies beneath the surface of their relationship. A longer story, a flash fiction piece – it’s up to you. Check out the great competition listings at Almond Press if you want to submit your finished story somewhere. The listings are all in date order.