Paragraph Planet is a UK site that publishes one piece of micro fiction every day. The piece must be exactly 75 words long. It's surprisingly hard, and a great way to hone writing skills.
My latest piece for Paragraph Planet, my fourth published with them, is called Drive. It appeared today, and will soon be listed in their archives for March 28th, 2017.
You hear yourself. Your voice rising around you, rain outside. Your words have faces you don’t want to meet. There are secrets that make you afraid. But in the rear-vision mirror, kind eyes. And the way he put your bag down gently at your feet. Take me anywhere, you thought - perhaps you said it? - anywhere that is not here. You have no idea why you told him. Taxi drivers have ears like caves.
Amanda O'Callaghan is an award-winning writer of short stories and flash fiction. She has been published and won awards in Australia, Ireland and the UK.
Queensland Literary Fellowship
I am honoured to have been one of three recipients of a Queensland Writers Fellowship (2016). Congratulations to my fellow awardees: Trent Jamieson and Pamela Rushby