Well I promised you occasional updates on how things are progressing with the old W.I.P., known to all but the chosen few who know it’s true title as ‘Project E,’ so I suppose I’d better try to keep my promise.
Penstricken: Collected Stories
There are short stories, there are very short stories and then there is flash fiction: the delicate art of telling a story in as few words as possible.
The stories in this tiny little book (all originally published between 2015 and 2020 on the author’s blog, Penstricken) are deliberate exercises in brevity. In total, this book contains twelve flash fictions ranging from fifty to 2,000 words apiece, plus six collections of six word stories.
While these stories vary in mood and genre, you will find in many that the author’s tongue was firmly entrenched in his cheek; whether it be in the brief tale of a Martian liberating his ‘kin’ from the deep fat fryer of a Glasgow chip shop or the nightmarish tragedy of Santa Claus’ true genesis, Penstricken: Collected Stories is a brief snapshot of one writer’s meandering imagination.
Andrew Ferguson is a recovering fiction blogger and the author behind the wafer thin flash fiction anthology, Penstricken: Collected Stories. He is also a husband, father and has a passion for fiction, writing and music. He holds an honours degree in theology and can usually be found juggling writing with family life and a full time office job. Read more
Let’s hang out
I have been eager to find out what happens next for Malach, Amara and the other characters in the ‘Deliverance’ trilogy, and so I jumped at the chance to read an ARC copy of the second book, To Ash and Dust, in exchange for an honest review.
I love a good old fashioned high fantasy set in faintly medieval inspired magical worlds and Christian fantasy Mark of the Raven by Morgan L. Busse promised to be exactly that…. In general, an enjoyable book… It didn’t knock my socks off but it was okay.