Sunday 26 June 2016

Coming up, Gasping for Air!

It's done, it's gone, the Flood is over for another year.

But, wasn't it good? Wasn't it?

The stories will, as ever, stay up here for you to read in the months and years to come. This journal has become something amazing with over 254,000 page views at the time of writing, and still most of National Flash-Fiction Day to go. Who knows, by the time the dust settles and you've made your ways through this issue, we may have topped the 300k mark. That is quite amazing, and we thank you for your support, your stories, and for reading all the wonderful words we post.

Thanks also to the amazing Editors: Annette, Sue, Cassandra, Caroline, Shirley and more, who do such sterling work here every time.

The Flood might be over, but the celebrations for National Flash-Fiction Day haven't quite finished.

In Dublin, on Sunday, there is the Flash Dash at Big Smoke. On Monday, Verbose will be flashing in Manchester. And on Tuesday, Paul McVeigh will be hosting a flash workshop in Belfast. (All details on the website.)

And, if you haven't quite had enough to read, there is always the new anthology, A Box of Stars Beneath the Bed, available in paperback and ebook.

But, for now, from the Flood, that's it.

Thank you and Good Night!

Calum Kerr
Editor and Director of NFFD


  1. Congratulations on a wonderful event -- thoroughly enjoyed the stories and honored to have contributed one. Thanks again!

  2. Thank you for this. It was wonderful.

  3. So many great flashes – thank you!

  4. I still have lots to read and so enjoyed being part of it. Thank you.

  5. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

  6. Flooding is the most common natural disaster in the United States and can happen anywhere. It is particularly important to be prepared for flooding if you live in a low-lying area near a body of water, such as a river, stream, or culvert; along a coast; or downstream from a dam or levee.

  7. Further flood protection measures would rely on the City upgrading its stormwater pipe-work and tide gates, creating neighbourhood dry-wells and cisterns, and developing its ‘green infrastructure’, such as greenways, levees and detention ponds.

    A longer term vision involves elevating whole neighbourhoods at a time, with roads, infrastructure and terrain being raised along with houses, to a new safe level, or installing a large-scale flood barrier. This would obviously be extremely costly and financial mechanisms for collecting the necessary resources would be complex.


2024 Wigleaf Longlisting

Huge congratulations to Lisa Alletson whose 2024 FlashFlood piece, ' Translucent ' made the Wigleaf Top 50 longlist! You can read th...