Sunday, 13 March 2011

5x5 Fiction Presents: Murder, Monsters & Misfortune.

Thanks to Angel Zapata's hard work and extraordinary determination the first edition of '5x5 Fiction Stories Told Loud and Clear' is finally available. It's a unique e-zine based on Angel's idea of having stories made up from five sentences each containing five words. It's flash fiction for the age of sudoku.

I'm delighted to say one of my pieces has been accepted and published in the first issue. It's a creepy little tale that may give you a great excuse not to do the washing this week. It's called 'Utility' and I hope you enjoy it as well as all the other tales on offer by some great writers.

The theme and title for the first issue is 'Murders, Monster and Misfortunes.' All the stories inside certainly have one or more of those going for them and do so in the restraints of only twenty five words. Something that is astonishing when you realise how much can be said by a gifted writer in so few words. 'New Year’s Eve' By Michael J. Solender is the featured story and it kicks us straight into the pace of these tales perfectly.

Other notable pieces are 'Bonemeal' By Simon Kewin, the quick switching, 'Fresh Bait' By Erin Cole, the sharp 'Weeding Out the Gene Pool' By Laura Eno, a couple of brilliantly written pieces by Chris Allinotte and the Big Society neighbourhood reminder, 'Community Indictment' By William Davoll . I didn't read a single one of these or any of the other pieces without a smile or a shudder.

So pop along here and download your own copy for free. Hey and while you're at it why not write one of your own and submit for the next edition. Though make those words count as Angel is a devil when it comes to the quality of work he'll accept.

"5x5 Fiction Issue #1: Murder, Monsters & Misfortune."

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