I’m just on my way home from a presentation at the Diamond Synchrotron in Oxfordshire, where I received a copy of my first story in print, with my gorgeous wife Samantha by my side. The Brink of Destruction is included in the anthology ‘Light Reading’.
After the Flash Fiction competition last year, where I was short-listed in the top five for “The Brink of Destruction” I didn’t hear any more and so forgot all about it. I just recieved an email inviting me to attend a special event at the Diamond Synchrotron in September where I’ll be presented with my copy of the anthology and treated to a tour of the facility.
OK so I’ve taken the liberty of adjusting the expression slightly, but it is two lots of good news. Not only has Samantha had her second short story accepted for publication in the upcoming Wordland 2 from the Exaggerated Press but Gavin has also had his first acceptance for the same publication! Both stories are called “Hi Honey, I’m Home” but each is quite different.
Thanks to your reading and voting, ‘The Brink of Destruction’ has made it into the top 5 stories at Light Reading and through to the next round. Final results on Friday!
My flash fiction story ‘The Brink of Destruction’ has made it through to the public voting stage of a competition at http://www.light-reading.org/LightReading/Flash-Fiction.html. If you get 5 minutes, please take a look and if you like my story, please vote for it!