I am really excited to be up at Flashback Fiction today with a historical microfiction, There Will Be No Lace.
In case you haven’t been there yet, Flashback Fiction is a gorgeous new site, set up in January this year, that specialises in historical fiction. There are some fabulous stories already up, with author commentaries and audio files.
There Will Be No Lace is a story about 19th century motherhood and adoption. It can either be read online, or there’s an audio version (my first!), and it will be accompanied later in the week by an author Q&A that goes through some of the background and the writing process.
Massive thanks to editor Ingrid Jendrzejewski for her time and advice.
There Will Be No Lace
Your lips bubble and slurp, a sweet shik-shik suckle of air as I curl around you
An earlier version of There Will Be No Lace was commended and published (print) in the New Writer Magazine, as part of their 2011 Prose and Poetry Competition. The magazine is no longer running and I’m delighted that the story has found its final home at Flashback Fiction.