Sunday, 5 May 2013

Flash 500 Anthology

Just over a week ago you may remember that I gave a little hint about some stories of mine that have been chosen for publication.

Well, I can now reveal the anthology in question will be released on 10th May 2013 - this Friday! Woop woop!

This anthology has been put together by Nicole Pyles and Carrie Sorensen, who have been secretly working away on this project for the last few months.
These two gals are the main brains behind the Writers Wednesday Blog Hop, a weekly hop designed to get your creative muscles exercising on a regular basis.

Each week there is a photo prompt along with five words chosen at random. You then have up to 500 words and one week to knock something together and link to the hosts blog to be shared in the blogosphere. Nicole and Carrie have been running this hop for a little over a year now, and have gained two wonderful co-hosts along the way, Leanne and Tena.

To celebrate their first anniversary the girls have chosen a selection of stories from all the prompts and put them together into a single ebook, available from Amazon and completely free!

I was so thrilled to have some of my stories chosen, I'm sure I nearly burst with the excitement. Why is it that when you get news like this there is no-one around to celebrate with?

Here is the cover for the anthology: 

I'm obviously not the only one to have my work chosen for this, and I am in some excellent company alongside the other authors. Here is the list, and I urge you to check them out:

Carrie K Sorensen - (WWBH co-host, co-editor)
Emily Jean Roche -
George Beckingham -
Krystal Wade -
Leanne Sype - (WWBH co-host)
Nicole Pyles - (WWBH founder and co-host, co-editor)
Randy Lindsay -
Roman Taylor (Scott's son)
Sydney Aaliyah -
Tena Carr - (WWBH co-host)
I've been trying my hand at this writing game for about two years now (which I've only just realised!) and this is the first publication that my work will be featured in. It still feels a little odd, that maybe I am now a published writer. Ooh, that sounds weird, but in a good way.
I'd like to say a huge thank you to both Nicole and Carrie for all the extra effort they've put in to getting this anthology launched. It's a pleasure to contribute and I'm looking forward to many more prompts in the future!


  1. It's so exciting, isn't it? Congratulations to you, Heather! I can't wait to read all the amazing stories.

    In your mention of being a published writer sounds weird but good: it's taken a bit of time for it to sink in for me. One of my clients who just got his first book deal read the Flash 500 announcement and said, "Say. Now your a published writer too!"

    To hear it out loud sounded weird, but in a good way. ;)

    1. I'm glad I'm not the only one trying to get used to the idea of being a published writer. It's given me a confidence boost, which I hope will see my work continue to improve. Exciting times!