Flashers’ Club VIII, the 29th November, was photographed by the talented flash fic writer and photographer Jason Jackson. We’ll be featuring lots of his shots here. If you came to the night and you’d like a copy of your pic(s), please get in touch.
We kicked off with Sallie Anderson and coffee table adoption in ‘The Stray’, then heard Rod Griffiths’ exploration of dementia, ‘Soap’. Jason Jackson showed us the night sky in ‘Roof’, before Tino Prinzi, our guest author, shared stories from his flash fiction collection There’s Something Macrocosmic About All Of This (V Press).
Opening the second half, Emma Kernahan’s ‘Layers’ told a tragicomic story of those who’ve fallen through society’s cracks. James Northern’s protagonist channelled mystical powers in ‘Collision’, Mhairi Gray’s characters radically decluttered in ‘Minimalist Living’, and Jane Devoy wrapped up the open mic with a story of misleading first impressions, ‘Moving Into Number 76’.
The winner of this event’s litmag giveaway, a copy of Popshot Magazine, was Sallie Anderson. We also offered Litmag Library for the first time, and were showered with donations – thanks! Any member of our audience can borrow back copies of mags from us at an event, as long as you return them. It’s a great way to check out places you’d like to subscribe or submit. Do bring us your old mags, and take a look through the collection at the next open mic.
Thank you so much to everyone who shared their work, and to Tino for being our guest author. Our ticket sales helped raise £18 for charity First Story: find our more about their work with disadvantaged schoolchildren here. If you’d like to know more about our open mic or guest readers, head over to the ‘Our Readers’ page. You can find Jason tweeting about writing and photography @jj_fiction.