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Adventures in Short Short Fiction

Jude’s pamphlet of short short fiction published by V. Press in 2017

Join the keen pool of writers, writing and studying flash (short short) fiction with Jude who is a self-confessed flash fiction addict.

The focus is to write, read and learn about the art of writing flash fiction.

Format: 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.

Dates: 21st March, 28th March  — Break for easter —   April 18th, April 25th, May 2nd, May 9th and May 16th. May 23rd.

Venue: Downstairs in ‘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 reading from The Chemist’s House at St James’ Wine Vaults, Bath.

Jude would like you to pay for four sessions in advance via bank transfer £40. And you can pay-as-you-go for any other sessions. She’s looking for ten writers maximum each week and six minimum, so contact her to get bank  details and to say which dates you can come. It’s helpful to do a few sessions in a row if you can.  All new to the group receive a free copy of To Carry Her Home’ Bath Flash Fiction Vol. One, an anthology of flashes from the international competition.

Want to come to all eight sessions? Just transfer £80 instead of £40.

Jude runs the Bath Flash Fiction Award a three times a year international contest and directs the UK’s only literary festival entirely dedicated to flash fiction.

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


Period piece

Read any  Daphne Du Maurier? Write a memoir piece about the first time you read a classic novel you loved. Where were you? Was it a gift? Did you buy it? Was it in a classroom at school? Write about everything to do with your life at that time. Include the five senses. Have fun.


Want more inspiration for short and longer fiction? Jude’s running a writing session in late January with writer, Meg Pokrass on introducing humour into fiction. More details and booking  here.

Alex is running a session in March with novelist James Eliis,  to help you get ideas for novels and plotting.  8 places left.

Writing Funny Fiction

Monday 29th January at Beaufort Bookshop, 1 Beaufort Place, Larkhall, Bath BA1 6RP, 10.30 am – 1.00 pm Cost: £28. Pay via paypal or any card on the paypal button below. Sold Out

Meg and Jude reading at the inaugural flash fiction festival in Bath, which Jude directed last June

Continue reading

Syrian bread rolls and curried parsnip soup

This week’s prompt

Write the story of the people who ate the soup and rolls. A bird is part of the story, and your fiction has a happy ending.


Event news:

Six places left on Write into the Light with Jude. A pop-up writing session with Jude. December 13th. Beaufort Books, Larkhall, Bath.

One place left on Writing and Editing Flash Fiction series with Jude. Beginning January

Waiting list for Alex’s Memoir sessions in February 1st and 8th.

Come to an Evening of ‘Noir’ Flash Fiction at St James Wine Vaults, Bath, this Saturday 25th November. Six authors reading. Fun.