Ellipsis Zine – Winner – Flash Fiction Collection 2020

Shortlisted for the 2021 Saboteur Awards

Competition judge, Sophie van Llewyn chose Seventy Percent Water as the winning entry in the Ellipsis Zine 2020 Flash Fiction Competition.

Seventy Percent Water depicts with startling sensibility the way beloved persons may disappear — sometimes bit by bit. The collection is dazzling in its clever use of language, beautiful imagery, wry humour, and deep understanding of humanity and feeling.

Sophie Van Llewyn, author of Bottled Goods


Reviews of Seventy Percent Water

Good Reads


Q & A


Novella-in-Flash 2021

Bath Flash Fiction Award – Longlist – Blue


Flash Fiction Collection 2021

Saboteur Awards – Shortlisted in the Best Short Story category – Seventy Percent Water 


Novella-in-Flash – 2019

Ellipsis Zine Flash Fiction Collection Competition – Highly Commended – Mother Jellyfish

… wonderful characterisation that held my heart throughout and shows a depth of understanding relationships.

Stephanie Hutton, author of Three Sisters of Stone and judge of the Ellipsis Zine Flash Fiction Collection Competition


Single Flash Fiction – 2020

Ellipsis Zine #7 – She Cries Honey – How to Enter Another Galaxy

National Flash Fiction Day Anthology – Root, Branch, Tree – Understanding the Universe

Single Flash Fiction – 2019

Bath Flash Fiction Volume Four – With One Eye on the Cows – Kindling

Flash Fiction Festival Anthology Three – I remember the cockerel my father received as a housewarming present

National Flash Fiction Day Anthology – And We Pass Through – The Algebra of Bones

National Flash Fiction Day – Flash Flood – Sixty Percent

TSS Publishing Longlist – How to Enter Another Galaxy

Nottingham Review – Issue 12 – The Last Time I Visited My Mum

Flash Fiction Festival Anthology Two – The Woodcutter

Ellipsis Zine – How to Wear a Neon Sign

TSS Publishing – Shortlist – Mother Jellyfish (single flash fiction)

TSS Publishing Longlist – Sing

Single Flash Fiction – 2017

Bare Fiction – Rattle and Spin

Reflex Fiction – Bones

Short Edition – Smoke

Flash Fiction Festival Anthology One – Seventy Percent Water

Single Flash Fiction – 2016

National Flash Fiction Day Anthology – Box of Stars Beneath the Bed – Kelly Loves Traffic Light Jelly

Retreat West – Longlist – Air

Single Flash Fiction – 2015

Mslexia Flashcard – Winner – The Villagers

Downtown and Driftwood – Drawn

Downtown and Driftwood – Delicate

The Lonely Crowd – Trumpets

Litro Magazine – Three Days

National Flash Fiction Day – Swimming in the Lounge

Flash 500 – Shortlist – Through the Window

Single Flash Fiction – 2014

National Flash Fiction Day Anthology – Eating My Words – Parched

National Flash Fiction Day – Flash Flood – The Artist

Fish Flash Fiction PrizeShortlist – Parched

Single Flash Fiction – 2012

National Flash Fiction Day – Flash Flood – Travel Flash


Short Stories – 2017

The Lonely Crowd – Winter Anthology – Joe

Short Stories – 2006

Phillip Good Memorial Prize – Third Place – No Glitter or Sparkle Allowed


Articles 2021

How I Created the National Flash Fiction Day Tenth Anniversary Banner

Articles 2017

The Lonely Crowd – How I Wrote Joe