Download our Flash Fiction Anthology for Free!

Hey all

So after much ado our flash fiction anthology Microcuts is ready for download. Currently we have it in both pdf & iBooks format. Personally, I think it looks cooler if you view it through iBooks (free to download from the App Store) so please do give us your email address on the form below (or at our Flash Fiction February page) and we will email you the iBooks version for free (we’re trying to get it put on the iTunes Store right now).

Alternatively, you can quickly download the pdf version HERE: Microcuts

Everyone that contributed should be proud of their work & I’m happy that it’s finally finished! :)




Reminder! Get your submissions in for the Flash Fiction Feb anthology!

As the semester draws to a close and we fall suddenly into April, I thought it would be a good time to remind everyone that the final deadline for submitting work for the FFF anthology is the last day of April (midnight). Remember you can send in as many flash fiction pieces are you like – all will go on the blog. Then you choose up to 3 which will get put in the final ebook anthology. I have copied and pasted all of February’s prompts below to save you visiting the page again! If you’re stuck for ideas, use the tag cloud to your right to find related flash fiction pieces our members have already written. Remember, anyone can submit, even if you hardly ever attended the workshops. So get writing :D


1.2.15: ecology, Shakespeare, technology

2.2.15: Pick a stereotype from the map found HERE and use it as a prompt (e.g. you could try to subvert or indeed reflect the stereotype).

3.2.15: evidence, underwater, amber



wistful, deceit

5.2.15: file0001449796319

accident, flashback

6.2.15: azure blue, fidelity, prophecy



breakfast, argument

8.2.14: 723665503_912e1438c9_z

curiosity, introvert


reward, terror



mesmerise, longing

11.2.15: garden, consumer, time

12.2.15: apothecary, grey, puppy



flashbulb, sentry

14.2.15: soulmate, ink, journey

Pick any song you like and from that song choose a lyric. Your flash fiction must contain this lyric somehow. 

16.2.15: SAM_1169

lost, key

17.2.15: pancakes, knitting, sun

18.2.15: spatula, lizard, space

19.2.15: CLICK HERE



Rain, Pitchfork



denim, potassium

22.2.15: manic, paraphernalia, booth



mortality, fall-out

24.2.15: chiaroscuro, firefly, vertigo

25.2.15: bodies of water around the world (click here for photos)

middle, troll

26.2.15: Rorschach blot, haunted, glitter

27.2.15: Glasgow photos (then and now) – CLICK HERE

spider, treasure

28.2.15: printing press, waterfall, strawberry

A Fan of Magical Realism? Short Story Anthology Opportunity

Hello all,

Hope this might spark some interest out of an otherwise dreary Monday. Claire Martin from the Glasgow Uni MLitt Creative Writing course has got in touch with us to let us know about an exciting anthology entitled ‘Williwaw: An Anthology of the Marvellous’, that they are raising money to publish. To gather funds for the publication they will be running a bake-sale using our name (yay – free publicity!). I thought you’d all be interested since the anthology’s theme centres around the genre of MAGICAL REALISM, which ties in with a lot of the stuff we cover in workshops, where elements of the fantasy enter the ordinary and everyday…

Although the deadline is fast approaching, I wanted to let everyone know in case you are up for firing out a story before the end of February – Claire has kindly said that the anthology is open to anyone, so it would be a great opportunity to get your work published, and what do you have to lose when entry is free?

Anyway, here are the details:

‘Williwaw is an anthology of short fiction. We’re looking for literature of the marvellous, in which the realistic and strange meet. We are first and foremost an anthology of magical realism, though we are happy to accept slipstream, new weird, fabulism, and modern fairy tales.’

Short stories: maximum 3,500 words.

Flash fiction: maximum 750 words

The closing date for submissions is March 1st, 2015 at 12:00 AM. Please send your work to

More info can be found here:

And also by searching ‘Williwaw: An Anthology of the Marvellous’ on Facebook.

Even if you aren’t able to submit anything in time, please email your work to and we’d love to display it on the blog anyway – magical realism is always welcome here! A helpful article that has been suggested to get you started on the genre can be found HERE.

Good luck and be sure to say hi and buy a biscuit if you see a Creative Writing bake-sale anywhere on campus!