Fantastic Flash Bash


I had a fantastic time at the Flash Bash at the Scottish Arts Club on February 19th to celebrate the 2022 Edinburgh Award for Flash Fiction. Many thanks to all those involved in the reading, judging and organising of the event. It really was a special evening and meeting all the other shortlisted writers and getting to hear them read their work was lovely. I think the photo below will give you a good idea of what a cheery evening it was.


Congratulations to Gail Anderson for her winning story, ‘A Letter from the Home Office’. You can read it, and all the other shortlisted pieces by following the link below. They will be on this link until the 31st March and after that will appear in the competition’s Anthology.

My story ‘Forked Tongue’ received a Commendation (I have to keep checking that word to make sure I haven’t typed ‘Condemnation’) and is one of the stories discussed by judge Zoe Strachan in the you tube video which you’ll also find on this link.


Here's to a brighter 2022


Yes, maybe it’s a little late in the New Year to send you all best wishes, but they are heartfelt all the same. I hope this year is kind to you and all those people you love.

I was very pleased to be longlisted in the Retreat West Flash Fiction Prize 2021 and although I didn’t make it to the shortlist, this is definitely a competition I’ll be entering again. The people at Retreat West are very encouraging and offer a great range of resources and courses for writers as well as excellent competitions. Good luck to all those who made the shortlist and to the eventual winners.

An early Christmas surprise



I am delighted to be shortlisted in the Mslexia Flash Fiction competition and included in their Anthology Best Women’s Short Fiction 2021.

Congratulations to all the writers who were shortlisted, runners-up and winners in the Flash Fiction and Short Story Competitions, and many thanks to the judges and the Mslexia team for all their hard work.