Stories for Homes 2 will be published later this year, featuring my short story Siamese.
In the mean time, the editors will be posting stories on the theme of home every week to the online anthology
My short story Silence Rose from the Water Like Steam is featured in Mother’s Milk Books’ new anthology The Forgotten and the Fantastical 3, out now.
The anthology features 17 original fairy tales and fables, and illustrations by Georgie St Clair and Emma Howitt.
Angela Readman calls it ‘an utterly enchanting anthology’
The anthology is available to buy here
I’m thrilled to be on the longlist for the Bath Flash Fiction Award 2017 – website here
Issue 2 of Halo literary magazine features my short story ‘The Beetle’ and is available now in print, click here to order.
My short story Hair – about a woman who looks for cosmic meaning in the clumps and pelts of hair that appear on her doorstep – appears in the latest anthology from A Room Of Our Own. All proceeds go towards the A Room Of Our Own women’s network http://www.aroomofourown.org/
Shirley rang. V.nice tea – Holly bit better. Fire done – see you later. A note scribbled on the back of an envelope in 1991. Twenty-five years later I find myself carefully scanning and saving it, safe in the digital world from fire, theft and spilled cups of tea.
My grandmother, Sassy, came across these scraps of paper during a grand spring clean. It’s a hoarding instinct I share with her, that causes bank statements to sit for decades, just in case. Pieces of official paperwork and personal ephemera that may possibly, maybe one day, be wanted. It was in this big clear out of seemingly useless paper that the preciousness and vulnerability of these jotted sentences became apparent. Holly was Sassy’s beloved Jack Russell, who passed away not long after the notes were written.
Read the full post on the Oh Comely blog: http://ohcomely.co.uk/stories/2016/10/30/sunday-reading-byootiful-holly