Did you know it’s National Short Story Week in Britain? I didn’t until fellow Hopefull Monster Terry Kidd alerted me to the fact. National Short Story Week is an annual awareness event in Britain aimed at focusing attention on short stories and short story writers, publishers and events. Being a short story writer, I think this is a great idea, and I encourage everyone to take time to read a short story a day for the rest of the week—they’re short after all!
You can learn more about the various events being conducted at the National Short Story Week website, including three online radio specials called The Write Lines, presented by Sue Cook, which will feature interviews with award-winning and best-selling writers about short stories, women’s fiction and children’s fiction. If you need help finding a good story to read, try one from the recommended reading list or you can purchase a copy of “Women Aloud“, an audiobook of stories by top women’s fiction writers. Or even better (from my perspective at least) check out one of my stories if you haven’t already read them all.
It doesn’t matter what you read, just take twenty minutes or so to let your mind free and enjoy a moment away from reality. Happy National Short Story Week.