Claire King


Posts Tagged ‘Flash fiction’

A Collaborative Flash

Posted on: May 14th, 2012 by Claire - 2 Comments

A couple of months ago, New Zealand based writer and editor Michelle Elvy had the idea to celebrate International Women’s Day by having women writers across different countries collaborate on a piece of short fiction.

You can read the first of these stories here – a collaboration between Michelle, Martha Williams and Sarah Hilary in the UK and myself.

A different ending? Try the second story here, where Margot McCuaig joins in!

The third story has Jane Prinsep’s ending

And the fourth has jumped many borders, involving Kate Brown, Peggy Riley, Judith Teitelman and Beth Gignac.

Here are the final stories #5 & #6 and  #7 & #8  featuring new blood in the shape of Anita Chapman, Toby Cogswell, Jules Archer, Beate Sigriddaughter, Myra King, Marit Meredith and Christine Nedahl.

I’ve found it really interesting reading where each writer took the story, and seeing how writing styles can blend together. Thanks, Michelle for a fun experiment!

A very cool shortlisting

Posted on: December 15th, 2010 by Claire - 4 Comments

Along with 700 or so other entrants, I tried my hand at the New Scientist Forgotten futures flash fiction competition this year and guess what, I made the shortlist!

Which means my story was then read and judged by Neil Gaiman himself.

Now that is cool.

I think this might have made my husband love me a little bit more.

The story, along with other shortlisted entries, can be found here.