About

DSC00973Hello and welcome to my new ‘flash fiction’ blog, To Cut a Short Story Short!

See all my posts in the Reader (with pictures)

It went public on Monday 22nd August 2016, and was intended for 100-1000 word stories I’ve written since September 2015, after taking up writing again for the first time since leaving school over 30 years ago!

The dates on the posts prior to 22nd August are the dates they were ‘published’ to  writing groups etc. One group was TASWG, The Tetford and Salmonby Writers’ Group, and I decided to post the work I did for them, as it may be of interest. I’ve put a note about the assignments with the stories/articles. Also, a big ‘thank you’ to Shirley Muirhead (‘Jane Muir‘) for founding the group and encouraging my writing!

If you click on the categories in the menu along the top of the page, you will see the posts in chronological order, most recent at the top. A drop down menu of all the posts in that category will also appear, listed in alphabetical order.

I am aiming to publish a new story/article every five days in 2017 so please check back to read them. Or simply click on the ‘follow’ button to the right of this introduction (or below) to be informed of new posts by e-mail.

This site is optimized for tablet and mobile view, perfect for viewing in bed or on the train or bus, so I hope you may enjoy the convenience of viewing the site on those platforms too. Whatever, I sincerely hope you will find some stories you enjoy!

Incidentally I now (May 19th 2017) have a short story published on Amazon:

Link: http://amzn.eu/j7ntoml (Kindle)

Link: http://amzn.eu/88ZWNwc (paperback)

Best Wishes, Simon.

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Don’t forget to check out some of the many stories on my blog. There are over 130! 
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If you are interested in joining a fortnightly 300 word story group please contact me and I’ll send details.

BY THE WAY, IF YOU DON’T HAVE A WORDPRESS ACCOUNT AND WOULD LIKE TO ‘LIKE’ OR COMMENT ON A POST YOU CAN SIGN UP TO THE WORDPRESS ‘READER’ HERE (ALL YOU NEED IS A USERNAME AND A PASSWORD).

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THAT GIVES YOU ACCESS TO ANY BLOG ON WORDPRESS, WHERE YOU CAN READ ‘THE BEST CONTENT ON THE WEB’!

12 thoughts on “About

  1. Gabe Burkhardt says:

    I’ve tinkered with flash-fiction, but have been too timid to share more than a sample or two on my blog. I love writing these little fellas though, so following you here might be a good way for me to build up the courage to share.

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    • Simon J Wood says:

      Hi Gabe, thanks for your comment and for the ‘follow’ 🙂 I’m aiming to publish a new post every five days in 2017, they’ll generally be below 1000 words.

      If you enjoy writing FF but are wondering about publishing, I’d recommend joining the fortnightly 300-word story group I run, there’s a readership of about 30 and it gives an opportunity to write on a regular basis, great editing practice and you get to read several other stories too! (also you can join just to read the stories, without committing yourself right away)

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