Saturday was National Flash Fiction Day (NFFD) and in celebration Bristol Flash put on two rather splendid events.
The first was a Flash Fiction workshop given by Calum Kerr and Pauline Masurel where we learned what flash was and a undertook a number of interesting writing exercises. With a bit of work one of mine will see the light of day at some point.
After the workshop several of us took a long slow wander in the blazing sunshine to the Lansdown pub. Not just so we could enjoy a pint but also to share our flash fiction with a packed room. There were 12 fantastic readers and also yours truly.
In order of appearance: Calum reading from Eat My Words,
then me – I read White noise/Black silence and Not Alone (as yet unpublished),
after me were Mazzy,
Calum — reading his own stories this time. The final reader was
Kevlin Henney, the organiser of this literary buffet.
It was an eclectic and entertaining bunch of stories and a great night. Would love to do it again next year.
The day also saw the release of the NFFD anthology, Eat My Words