Monday, 5 September 2011

Status Stories: Leaving Home

Writer Nick Triplow has started a smashing  group on Facebook: Status Stories - short fiction in 100 words or less. I chucked my hat in the ring yesterday with Leaving Home (below, if you're interested). If you're on FB, why not seek us out? There are some cracking stories on there and it's damn good fun.

Also, Nick's debut novel is due out soon from Caffeine Nights Publishing. Frank's Wild Years is a blast - definitely one to watch for.

And another Nick - Nick Quantrill, this time - has his second novel out soon. Grab yourself a wee free peek at The Late Greats, why dontcha! 

And finally, a reminder that I have a new FB author page. Pop over and say hello, if you are so inclined. I'd be much obliged.
And now, without further ado, here's Leaving Home
Devlin saw his home town as if for the first time. It was a mess; graffiti, dog shit, litter … He heard a commotion and saw a running dog followed by screeching kids and a bloke with a watering can. The dog’s tail was ablaze, a fiery plume it was trying desperately to outrun. Zippo MacKay must finally be home: his mother would be pleased. Howling in pain, it ran into the road to be killed by a speeding, stolen Mondeo.

Devlin strode toward the bus station. Whatever he found on his travels, it could only be better than this.


  1. Nice Jools! A ton of story in those 100 words.And it seems the beginning of a lot more.

  2. Cheers - looking forward to seeing something by you over there. :)