In October 2017, I was placed amongst the 10 prize winners of The Casket of Fictional Delights Flash Fiction competition. Bestselling author, Kit de Waal was the judge. Listen to actor, Vivien Taylor read my story, To See a Star, set in wartime Amsterdam, here.

Earlier in 2017, A Bit of Sparkle, set in a Bangladeshi sweatshop and a Bristolian working -class home, was accepted for 100 Voices volume III anthology. Available for pre-order from Centum Press.

In February 2016, I won the Little Ms, Flash Fiction Competition and my piece was published in the Mslexia newsletter. Mslexia is an important literary magazine where many women writers have launched their careers, so this has given a real boost to my writing confidence.

2015, and my flash fiction story based on the true account of the SAS recruits who died of heatstroke on the eponymous, ‘Pen y Fan,’ was published in, Landmarks. Landmarks is an anthology of the best flash fiction, published to celebrate National Flash Fiction day 2015. Rubbing shoulders with the great and the good of FF here!

In 2014, ‘A Gibbous Moon’ was selected for the Raging Aardvark anthology! Two teenage girls perform an ancient Witches’ ceremony in their bedroom, after that strange and terrifying things happen. For sale on Amazon here.

In 2012, ‘Meltdown,’ was performed at Liars League live storytelling event in Leeds  and I was shortlisted in Fish Publishing Flash Fiction competition. Over 1,000 entrants took part! I also had four new stories published online, links below. All flash fiction pieces are under 500 words.

Links to published writing

Coming Home, an autobiographical story, published in Amsterdam Quarterly AQ7.

Church custodian, Mary Samuels is livid when a bronze sculpture in her care is nicked and possibly melted down. As the story unfolds we discover that Mary has a dark and unexpected past…

The gentlemen are assembled, the brandy poured. And the club’s newest member has a startling tale to tell.

Wolf at the Door, published in Writers Abroad Magazine. A new take on an old fairy tale.

Flash fiction piece, Alchemy, set in a London art college in Thatcher’s Britain has been published on Story Shack. It is accompanied by a beautiful illustration of Myatt’s Fields by Sherri Oliver.

Rafael’s Madonnna and conversations with the head of Fine and Decorative Arts at the Rijksmuseum, Gregor Weber inspired, A Veiled Lady published on Story Shack.

Flash fiction piece Tryst, published on National Flash Flood blog as part of the celebrations for NFFD.

Flash fiction ‘Lady in Red’ on 5 Minute Fiction

Article about home-swapping in Weekly Telegraph

Non-fiction, Ten Surprising Facts about Tulips, in Writers Abroad Magazine.

Non-fiction, How to Swear like a Dutchie, in Writers Abroad Magazine.

Article, Working the Windows about red light district tour

Women behind the Wire – memories of life in a Japanese internment camp in Summer 2011 issue of Herstoria. Read the article online here.

Poem, The Entomologist’s Dream showcased by best-selling novelist, Daisy Goodwin.

Anthology on Amazon, Scary Shorts for Halloween

Writers Abroad anthology available for Kindle Foreign Flavours
riters Abroad anthology available for Kindle Foreign Encounters
riters Abroad anthology available for Kindle Foreign and Far Away

Some articles/stories are published using my real name, Angela Williams.


12 Responses to Writing

  1. Christine says:

    Yoohoo! Well done you!


  2. Paula Morris says:

    Very inspiring! Well done! I know somebody who is famous!


  3. soraya says:

    you’ve opened the floodgates!! : ) well done!!


  4. Jill Brown says:

    Just been moseying (sp?) around your blog and found this. All very impressive. Especially being shortlisted in the Fish competition! What was the story about?


    • susancarey says:

      Hi Jill, Thanks for dropping by!
      the story was about a woman crossing the Ij river on the ferry in Amsterdam during wartime. She fell in love with a fellow passenger. I don’t think I posted it on WA as I wrote it quite a while ago and had it critiqued by my face to face group several times.


  5. Hi Oriole
    Its Will from the OU/FutureLearn group, look forward to reading


  6. susancarey says:

    Thanks. I’ll be working on it next week so will be back in touch then. Are you on Twitter?


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