‘Punchy, succinct and surprising, the best flash will shift the reader’s heart but also keep it beating hard.’ – Irish Times.
Ken Elkes is a master of flash (aka micro, or short-short fiction). His stories have won, or been placed, in international writing competitions, including the Manchester Fiction Prize, Royal Society of Literature Prize, the Bridport Prize and the BBC National Short Story Award. His short fiction collection All That Is Between Us (Ad Hoc Fiction) was shortlisted for a 2020 Saboteur Award. His work been published in many anthologies and literary journals, and featured on school curricula in the USA and China. Coming from a rural working class background, his work often reflects marginalised voices and places.
This is a masterclass in this popular genre of short story writing, from one of the best in the business.