On Monday, September 16th, 2019, my daughter Sarah and I started a flash fiction challenge.
Sarah (better known as Fitzblocksberg Illustrations) stayed in Canada during that year, and the project kept us close. On 52 consecutive Mondays, we created a new piece of flash fiction under 52 words, each one inspired by the great British public on Facebook. The challenge came to a close on September 7th, 2020.
We had no idea that the year would bring with it Covid, the death of my mother and two graduations. It's been a rollercoaster ride, and we hoped that our micro-stories were bringing a little laughter and the odd cathartic tear into the reader's eyes.
What remains is a collection of beautiful flashes and illustrations. We have been asked if the stories are available in print, so we chose our favourite 33 and created 'Ghosts in the Toolbox', a tiny storybook for adults, that we are enormously proud of.
The book is now available on Amazon, in paperback as well as Kindle format. Enjoy!
Warm hugs from a drookit Scotland