Flash fiction thoughts and A.J. Ashworth’s short stories

Howdy. I’ve been putting myself about elsewhere today. On writing.ie I interview A.J. Ashworth whose wonderful short story collection Somewhere Else, Or Even Here won the Scott Prize and is now released by Salt Publishing. The collection is fabulous. Read more about it and A.J. Ashworths views on short stories here.

I’ve also been pontificating here about what flash fiction is and whether it is really real for the National Flash Fiction Day site. I say lots of fancy things so go see if they make any sense.



  1. I liked your notion that a look you remember years later could “be” a flash. It isn’t, naturally, but it shares the essence and poignancy at the heart of much flash fiction.

  2. Enjoyed the interview with AJ Ashworth and especially her comment about persistence. This plus stubborn belief in yourself are definitely needed when it seems as if you are writing in the dark! Must check out her collection.

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