On 4th May Calum Kerr visited the writing group at Lovedean in Hampshire. He set them a task to write stories from 4 random words - two loved ones and two hated ones - the results will be appearing at http://nffdflashes.blogspot.co.uk/ throughout the day. (And the writers would like me to make it clear that any weirdness has been caused by the randomness of the words...)
The group's organiser, Charlotte Comley, wrote this review of the event:
"Calum Kerr visited The Writers @ Lovedean on the 4th of May 2012. He spoke passionately about his flash fiction journey, and the 365 project which led on to National Flash Fiction Day. We as a group had an opportunity to listen to some of his work. After one of the best explanations of what flash fiction is, Calum gave the group an exercise to do. All of us present thoroughly enjoyed the exercise. We then had an opportunity to read our work aloud and receive that all important feedback. We as a group were so enthused by his presentation that we made a pact to write seven days of flash each until our next meeting. I have received so many positive comments from members about the event, and we have already asked Calum to come back next May to do an advanced flash fiction course with us."
I hope you enjoy reading the stories as much as they obviously enjoyed writing them!