Tuesday, October 30, 2012

New Anthology Release

As my good friend Cathy Webster pointed out the other day, it's only a few sleeps until the release of The Best of Friday Flash (volume 2). Or BOFF2, as it is fondly referred to within the Friday family of writers. Forget the jokes...we've heard 'em before...

I was up early this morning to write create finely sculpt this blog post to announce that we both have stories that made the cut and will appear in that fine anthology. I am quietly celebrating...having added champagne to my morning orange juice. This is a grand substitute to the harsh-tasting vodka that normally flavours that beverage. I now hold the date of October 30th in as high regard as Christmas Day and that special day in May when my income tax return magically appears in the mail box. But enough about me, lets talk about BOFF2.

The Friday Flash family was created in 2009 by Jon Strother. It's an Internet meme designed to increase your visibility as a fiction writer. The idea is simple enough. Write a piece of flash fiction, defined as 1000 words or less, post it to your blog, and then on Friday announce it to the world via Twitter or some other social network along with the link to your post. If you use Twitter be sure to include the hash tag, #fridayflash. You can read more about Friday Flash here.



The Best of Friday Flash (volume 2) can be described as nothing less than an international affair. It is published by eMergent Publishing, an Anglo-Australian small press founded founded by Paul Anderson and Jodi Cleghorn in 2009. The anthology contains short stories by established and emerging writers from the United States, Great Britain, Australia, Canada, Italy and a couple of other countries yet to be named.

I have enjoyed the work of many writers in this anthology for a long time through the Friday Flash group and am pleased to have my name in the table of contents with them. I am also pleased to see that Canada is so well represented in the Best of Friday Flash (volume 2).  Cathy Webster, that fine writer from Bracebridge, has two stories in this anthology. Other Canadians? You will also find the writing of T.S. Bazelli, Lauren Cude, and ex-pat Jen Brubacher who now lives in the U.K. (we won't hold that against her!). Please click on their names and check out their blogs.

If you are a fan of short, crisp stores pick up a copy of the Best of Friday Flash (volume 2) by ordering online. You can order this publication in paperback or you can download it in various formats. Click here to order and see a full table of contents for this anthology.

10 comments:

Cathy Olliffe-Webster said...

Pass the champagne, Alan, and have you got any cake over there? Pass that too! It really is a day to celebrate, although not quite as good as the day the income tax cheque arrives (god bless the income tax cheque). Your Final Prediction story is one of my favourites and I am so honoured to share space in this book with you.

Congratulations my dear friend and enjoy the day.

Now quit hogging the cake and pass it here...

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Roland D. Yeomans said...

Congratulations to all the authors who will get the thrill of seeing their names and stories in print. Have a great day today!

T. S. Bazelli said...

Congrats Alan!! Glad to be included in the anthology with you. Looking forward to reading it all!

Laurita said...

Congrats! Sounds the trumpets and pass the cake! I'm looking forward to reading all the worthy tales.

The Elephant's Child said...

Cathy sent me and I am glad she did. Congratulations. Champagne - hold the orange juice, is my drink of choice and a little later in the day I will raise my glass to both of you.

Gigi said...

If there is alcohol and cake involved you know I'd have to chime in! Congrats on the publication. I'd play along, but we all know that all I scribble is random crap and seriously, who wants to read that?!

So give me a glass and a plate full of cake and I will celebrate you.

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

Oh my you are a very serious writer who has had the fortune of going through all the editing to achieve publication! Congraulations.
I am rather limited in vision and ambition but I do try to write and read when I can.
I shall keep the recommendation in mind.

Kat said...

Very cool! It would be great to have the on my shelf. I may just have to order it. Congrats Alan! :)

Alan W. Davidson said...

Thank you, kind people! Must find the motivation (am tired of waiting for divine intervention) to write more stories...