Magic. Suicide. Mining towns. Plastic squid. Vampires. Levitation. School reports. Repulsive heartthrobs. Murder. Aliens. Zebras. Dry-stone walling. Zombies. Giant women. It can only be Flashers’ Club.
Despite a nasty virus depriving us of special guest Tania Hershman, Flashers’ VI was a busy night. We heard fourteen excellent flash pieces. Ken Frape kicked off the night with ‘Love on the Line’, followed by Cath Humphris (‘Undertow’), Jeff Taylor (‘Mesmerising’), Derek Dohren (‘The Hoverers’), Charlie Chitty (’52 Card Pickup’), and Libby McIvor (‘Devil Behind My Eyes’).
After the interval we were back with Rod Griffiths (‘Repulsive’), Marilyn Timms (‘What I Did On My Holidays’), Howard Timms (‘Boot Prints’), Emma Kernahan (‘Office Space’), Steve Wheeler (‘The Waller’), Mark Rutterford (‘Homes’), Megan Paul (‘Zebra Nivem’), and Robin Barker (‘The Zombigram’). You can find out more about the performers on our Our Readers page.
All readers left with a copy of Open Pen, the London litmag featuring fiction with bite.
Open Pen seeks stories from anyone and everyone, with a special interest in working class writers. They’re always open for submissions, from anywhere in the world. If you like what you read, check out their website here. You can also find them on Twitter @OpenPenLondon, and on Facebook /openpenmagazine.
We raised an amazing £82 for First Story, so thank you to everyone who bought a ticket.
There will be no Flashers’ Club event in May – we’re on hiatus. Flashers’ will be back as usual in early August 2018. Join us then!