It’s nearly National Flash Fiction Day 2013 and, like last year, there’s lots going on over on the NFFD blog. The contents of this year’s anthology was announced today and I am thrilled to report that my story, Her 12 Faces, was selected for inclusion. The as yet unnamed collection of flash fiction will include 50 stories selected from submissions, the winning stories of the NFFD micro-fiction competition, and a selection of stories commissioned from Jenn Ashworth, Tania Hershman, Jonathan Pinnock, Kevlin Henney, Vanessa Gebbie, Sarah Hilary, David Hartley, Alison Wells, Nuala Ní Chonchúir, and Amy Mackelden, as well as two stories by the editors Callum Kerr (the Director of NFFD) and Holly Howitt. The announcement post features the full list of stories.
After the success of last year’s anthology, Jawbreakers, this year the editors were looking for stories that took their place in the larger web of art, pieces inspired by another work – a book, story, poem, painting, photograph, piece of music, or anything else artistic. It could be a direct relationship, or a loose one, an homage or a tangential glance which sparked the muse.
Anyone who knows anything about my writing process will not be at all surprised that my inspiration was musical in nature. Her 12 Faces was inspired by the title of a Lanu album:
and was written while listening to Lowercase Noises excellent Ambient Songs:
The 2013 Anthology collection is due to be released on National Flash-Fiction Day on 22nd June and will be available in print and Kindle formats.