Biblical Floods

We get a view of the reddish-brown discharge entering the grey moana. It looks similar when I rub mud from my knees in the bath: dirty.

Thanks to the kind folk @FlashFrontier and guest editor Iona Winter for selecting my piece Biblical Floods to be a part of the AWA issue.

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A Fish in the Sea

A kite dangles high in a tree branch. It twists and turns and flaps about
in the offshore breeze like a fish trying to wrestle itself from a hook.

Please have a read of my sweet little coming-of-age love story set in one my favourite places on earth Moturoa Rabbit Island. Click here to read. Thanks to Mary & Rory for your work putting this issue together and finding a home for this piece.

Moturoa Rabbit Island, Te Waipounamu South Island, Aotearoa NZ

Thunder … na na na na na na na na

The camera’s flash is a sheet of lightning. It’s a sad photo of a pug wearing festive clothes. To her it’s depressing but people love that shit.

Photo courtesy of Braden Fastier

Thanks to Flash Frontier’s guest editor Amanda Saint for selecting my piece for the THUNDER issue. Please have a read here.

Your Body is Gone but You Never Left Me

You’re the bird that comes to see me. The bird that perches on the power line above my letterbox and looks in. Your arrogant tweet pierces the air at random.

This micro means a lot to me. It might not be my best work but I’m proud of the last line. I hope you relate to it or find something in there. https://microfictionmondaymagazine.com/2022/01/17/microfiction-monday-117th-edition/

A gorilla in the supermarket queue …

Was this genderless person behind the gorilla costume not taking this situation seriously? Do we resort to humour to get us through the toughest of times, like a joke or a funny story at a funeral?

Pretty cool to be included in this collection https://www.cloudink.co.nz/fresh-ink-2021-edition

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There are some good artists and writers in here and me.

Longlisted!

Kia ora,

I’m totally stoked to announce my very short story The Woodpecker has been longlisted in National Flash Fiction Day’s Micro Madness competition. Considering they received a record number of entries this year, this is certainly something to celebrate.

From June 1, they will release a shortlisted story every day building up to the winning story to be published on June 22 (Aotearoa’s shortest day of the year!).

https://nationalflash.org/micro-madness/

Choose Jesus for Christ’s Sake

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I found this scrappy piece of paper in the hedge outside Chanel College (local Catholic High School) in Masterton and I thought it was a great, although vague, answer to the question posed. A shame about the use of Comic Sans.

Thanks to Blue Fifth Review for including Choose Jesus for Christ’s Sake in their August issue and thanks to Tom O’Halloran for creating the video and audio for this clip.

Very pleased to announce this piece has been nominated for the Best Small Fictions 2018 anthology. Fingers crossed!