About

Version 3Hello and welcome to my ‘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’d written since September 2015, after taking up writing again for the first time since leaving school over 30 years ago!

Since it went public I’ve added a lot of new stories, in all genres, and some longer ones too, up to 1750 words, as well as articles on self-publishing and how I write the stories etc.

If you enjoy the stories and articles (and I hope you will!) then please ‘like’ them, and feel free to subscribe to my blog by clicking the blue ‘follower’ button in the sidebar – I publish a new story/article every five days – so you won’t miss any new posts.

Also, why not share stories/articles that you enjoy with your friends? I’ve currently enabled e-mail, Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus share options on every post/page, so it’s simple and quick to do!

As I mention below, I’ve recently published two books – a collection of the best stories on my blog, updated and revised, and with a ‘bonus’ much-longer story (not on my blog). That book has 254 pages, and I also published the longest story previously on my blog (7300 words) as a separate book of 42 pages. Both books have wonderful covers and the paper quality is lovely. Highly recommended, and they make the perfect gift too! 🙂

To make it super-easy to find any story/article, a drop down menu of all the posts in a category will now appear (listed in alphabetical order) when you ‘mouse over’ them in the menu along the top of the page. Or if you click on the category itself you will see the posts in the usual chronological order, most recent at the top.

Incidentally, the dates on the posts prior to 22nd August 2016 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!

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!

Also, I’m very pleased to announce that ‘the best of my blog,’ To Cut a Short Story Short: 111 Little Stories, and a short story, Bound in Morocco, are now both available as paperbacks and Kindle eBooks. Please see Shop in the menu above for full 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).

https://wordpress.com/learn-more/?v=discover

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

Best Wishes, Simon. 

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Don’t forget to check out some of the other stories on my blog. There are over 150! 

If you are interested in joining a fortnightly 300 word story group please contact me and I’ll send details.

 

14 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.

    Liked by 1 person

    • 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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