flash fiction

The Flash Fiction Album | Podcast

Recently Wales Arts Review celebrated the week leading up to National Flash Fiction day by publishing 18 specially commissioned flash fiction stories from some of our favourite writers. And now, as part of our new podcast series, we bring you nine of those authors, reading their own work.

(Please be advised this podcast contains some adult language and themes)

Flash Fiction Playlist:

1. Mining the Pages Not Printed by Jane Roberts (0.00)

2. All the Museums by Kate North (3.00)

3. The Fox by Steph Power (7.00)

4. Stepping Back by Georgia Carys Williams (11.04)

5. Not Like Last Time by John Lavin (13.29)

6. Waiting for Rain by Cath Barton (17.36)

7. A Vignette on St Mary’s Street by Rhys Milsom (21.12)

8. Before the Fairytale by Carly Holmes (23.36)

9. All Human Knowledge by Gary Raymond (26.58)



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