Saturday, November 06, 2010

NATIONAL SHORT STORY WEEK


Most of us read short stories in magazines.  They fill desperate moments in hospital and dentists' waiting rooms, take our mind off the moment.  There aren't many collections published in book form these days, but  National Short Story Week 22-28 November, championed by the very lovely Katie Fforde, is hoping to open our eyes to the pleasures of the form.

You can read what she has to say about the pleasure of reading short stories
here and if you find yourself convinced, there's no better place to start than in this collection published by the Romantic Novelists' Association to promote their 50th Anniversary this year.  Perfect to pop into a stocking.  Yours, or someone you know who loves to read. 
Perfect to fill that twenty minutes before you climb into bed and are overcome with sleep.

Or here's one I wrote earlier that you can read for free - The Cinderella Valentine

3 comments:

Nas Dean said...

I loved reading The Cinderella Valentine. And I'm also one of those who needs to read before falling off to sleep, so short stories are welcome as I can reach HEA for nicer dream.

Liz Fielding said...

Thanks, Nas. I always need a few pages, although I'm reading a rather disturbing thriller at the moment. :)

Pauline Barclay said...

Thanks for this lovely Blog, I too love writing short stories so will be catching up on some of these.