So, I’d decided that it’d be a good idea to put together a collection of flash fiction stories, all inspired by songs on YouTube. And I’d decided that the collection would be published as an eBook on Amazon with ALL money collected going to the charity One in Four (a registered charity which provides support and resources to people who have experienced sexual abuse and sexual violence). Yes? So, three weeks on and where are we with the ’100 word flash fiction challenge collection’:
- We still don’t have a title. Let’s skim over that one. I’m being ridiculous.
- The stories are being edited. I think around 30 have been edited and the authors have given their feedback and corrections have been made. I am having to stagger the edits, so as not to overwhelm my inbox, head and workload. But all 100 stories will be edited in the next few weeks.
- We have a foreword! Last night, I received the foreword/introduction for the collection. I’m ABSOLUTELY thrilled that Nik Kershaw has written a few (very clever) words for us. In the 1980s I listened to his singles, including Live Aid and let’s not forget that “Wouldn’t it be Good” appeared on the soundtrack from one of my all-time favourite films, Pretty in Pink. I can’t begin to tell you how excited the teenage-me has been receiving emails from him. He was a poster on my wall when I was growing up. I swear I have been all teenage-girl-giggly and trying desperately hard not to email anything silly.
There will be more news on the collection, soon.
But, for now, let’s go back in time and listen to Mr Nik Kershaw (I’ve written my 100 word story to this song):