(Inter)National Flash Fiction Day Press Release from Annie Evett of Raging Aardvark:
What do Hemingway, Kafka, Chekhov and Lovecraft have in common (other than they are writers)?
They wrote powerful stories in what is now coined Flash Fiction. The most poignant captured in just 6 words was penned by Ernest Hemingway.
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While there is nothing new about the short-short story, National Flash Fiction Day is being celebrated for the first time in the UK and has been adopted around the world in a buzz of excitement.
Amongst the workshops, seminars, readings and write-ins arranged by writers groups, universities, and recognized authors, are a collection of anthologies that are set to launch this week. Annie Evett from Raging Aardvark Publications is delighted to present Twisted Tales, an anthology celebrating Flash Fiction. These short, sweet snippets of stories have the ability to tempt the imagination, tantalize a reader, pose questions, and form the heart of great flash fiction. Twisted Tales was born out of the need to showcase Flash Fiction in its own right, and a desire to present writers whose first love lays within the short story.
Far too long has society been indulged with the excessive word count. Annie believes that it is time the short story and all its derivatives demand their rightful place back into readership.
This collection explores the twisted existence of love, family, and relationships, as characters seek a sense of self and identity. It is filled with a mixture of stories, some which will make you think, others smile, and tales which will have you reaching for your security blanket.
Twisted Tales includes both established writers alongside emerging authors. One of the heartwarming outcomes for Annie in undertaking this project was receiving emails from thrilled contributors who were excited to launch their careers within this Anthology. The support and encouragement for this project she continues to receive is fantastic and much appreciated.
The successful contributors to Twisted Tales will be showcased on ether books as a separate genre. They will be free download and its hoped that other writers begin to submit to this subsection of short stories.
Twisted Flash Fiction has stories currently under 700 words which include a twist or surprise in the end.
Pretty neat, eh? I’m also pleased to share that one of my flash fiction stories- “How Does that Make You Feel?”-was chosen to be be included in Raging Aardvark’s first Twisted Tales anthology!