Wednesday, 29 November 5-7pm, 2017 – Waterstones Greenwich.
Both John Wilks and I have been tutors to this remarkable group who have now produced an anthology of their work – short stories, flash fiction, poems – including pieces by John and me. Barbara Ward, a member of the group, has been the driving force behind this project.
John and I met when we were students on the MA in Creative and Life Writing at Goldsmiths, University of London. It has been a great experience for us to have been part of the Greenwich Creative Writing Group.
60 authors, 60 stories. Each story is no longer than 360 words long. Witty, poignant, entertaining, this anthology includes some of the best short short fiction writers around, including Lydia Davis, Roddy Doyle, David Gaffney and Gemma Seltzer. There is one by me too! Edited by Peter Blair and Ashley Chantler. The perfect little Christmas gift – and all money goes to Comic Relief.
(Published in a Cinnamon Press anthology, The Ground Beneath Her Feet, August 2008)
Cake darling? Mummy asked.
Daddy smoked with shaking hand.
She drank from her smudged whisky glass
As the cherry winked on the iced cake.
Daddy topped up his milk with Grants.
I knocked the tumbler from her hand.
She ran from the house
Cherry blossom fell in the wind.
Jeremy Worman is a writer, journalist and teacher, based in Hackney, London. He has published two short story collections and has been published widely in anthologies. Read his full biog. You can follow Jeremy on Facebook.