Selected short fiction (there’s also a list of individual blog posts). Massive thanks to all the lovely readers and editors.
Shortlisted: 2015 Bridport Prize, short story category.
London — in LANDMARKS, the fourth National Flash Fiction Day anthology (June 2015, ISBN 9781514398081). Editors Calum Kerr and Angi Holden. [Blog.]
Maybe a Fox — Ink Sweat and Tears (Jan 2015). Editor Helen Ivory.
From 2009 to 2012 I wrote as Martha Williams.
(Not exactly safe for work.)
Shortlisted: 2012 Bridport Prize, short story category.
Longlisted: 2012 Fish flash fiction prize (A SLICE OF BLUE).
First Person — Commended in the inaugural NFFD microfiction competition, 2012 and included in the Jawbreakers anthology (May 2012, ISBN 978-1-84914-285-4).
There Will Be No Lace — Commended in the New Writer Magazine 2011 Prose and Poetry competition, microfiction category, and published in the The New Writer Magazine (July 2012, Issue #111, ISSN:1363-1667).
Wrapped — NFFD Jawbreakers anthology (May 2012, ISBN 978-1-84914-285-4).
Ripening (microfiction) and Almost (nanofiction) — Flash Fiction Southwest anthology, Kissing Frankenstein and Other Stories (May 2012, ISBN 978-1-4716-8493-7) and website. Ripening also in I Can Show You the World and Other Stories, and Almost was read out on Wiltshire Radio. [2014 update: now available on Fictionaut.]
Wet Stones — highly commended in the 9th Seán Ó Faoláin short story competition and published in Southword Journal Online, Issue 21 (Dec 2011/Jan 2012, ISSN 1649 0959).
She Could Have Given Him Strawberries — 3rd prize in the FlashStories flash fiction competition (Oct 2011). Now up at Fictionaut.
Print (flash fiction)
Double-jointed Mind — Thunderclap! 6, June 2011.
A couple of nano pieces in Fiona Robyn’s collection, Pay Attention: A River of Stones.
Online (flash fiction)
White Smoke — Blue Fifth Review: Blue Five Notebook Series – September Flash Special.
Breathe In — Atticus Review, Aug 2011.
Seven pieces of flash fiction at 52|250: Within You Without, Granny’s Mouth, Nesh, There You Are, Eighty-eight, The Next Step and Sand. My thanks to editors Michelle Elvy, John Wentworth Chapin and Walter Bjorkman.
(Sand is also published in Litsnack, my thanks to editor Dan Tricarico).
Longlisted: 2010 Fish Short Story prize (SOME FRIEND).
The Shallow End of the Sea — 3rd prize in Meridian short story competition (Autumn 2010). [Meridian blog.]
Joshua’s Hand — Runner-up prize in the Cazart flash fiction competition (July 2010), published in the Summer 2010 Cazart Winners’ Anthology (p. 28).
Nobody Told Marni — The Linnet’s Wings (July 2010, ISSN 2009-2369).
Online flash fiction
Shopping List Mind — Metazen (April 2010) – now archived.
Our Stop — The Pygmy Giant (July 2010).
Spill — A-Minor Magazine (Aug 2010).
Heading West — Camroc Press Review (Aug 2010).
She Frog — Six Sentences (Aug 2010). Warmed — Six Sentences (Feb 2010)
No Biscuits — Wufniks (Oct 2010)
Sand — Litsnack (Dec 2010).
Nanoism (Twitter fiction) — 3 pieces from May to Dec 2010: Nodding, Stiff, and Almost. (Nodding was also used as the first line in a story, Nothing Good Can Come of This by Marcelle Heath (Necessary Fiction, Jan 2011, First Footings series).)
There were quite a few others. Some were lost to the land of expired litzines — Tomlit, Like Birds Lit, etc. RIP.
The Kodachrome Years — 1st prize in the Writers’ Forum Magazine short story competition (Dec 2009, Issue #98. ISSN 1467-2529).
The School Gate — 2nd prize in Writers Bureau short story competition (2009).
The Slightest Huff — 1st prize in Meridian short story competition (Winter 2009). [Meridian blog.] [The original site has gone.]