Annie On Writing

September 28, 2015

Cath Bore – Author in the Spotlight for Twisted Tales 2015

Filed under: Writing Tools — Annie Evett @ 4:23 am

Cath Bore is based in Liverpool UK, a writer of fiction and fact. She is published in the UK and US. Cath is our Author in the Spotlight this week and has a flash fiction story included in the upcoming Twisted Tales anthology.

Cath Bore June2015

The title of your flash fiction.

Friday Roses. 

What was your initial motivation or prompt to write this story?

I saw a Facebook meme about an elderly couple. The husband died then every Valentines Day afterwards the wife received flowers; he’d pre-ordered them before he passed away so she knew he loved her still. Everyone was, “oh, how romantic”. I saw another side; what if he was cruel to her when alive, and wanted to stalk her beyond the grave?   

What sort of message of feeling are you hoping you leave your audience with?

As writers it is our duty to make the reader question things, and look at events from another perspective; we’re spoon fed so much nonsense these days. It does no harm to query that nonsense. I hope I managed that with this story. I think I have. 

What sort of stories do you normally write? (Is this story a break from your norm?) What sorts of lengths ( short story, flash, micro, novellas, novels?)

Flash fiction, creative non-fiction and crime fiction (novel).  

What projects or new story lines do you have coming up in the near future?

I’m writing a crime novel. It’s a curious tale. I hope people like it. 

Do you enter many writing competitions ? Why/ Why not?

Yes I do. Especially competitions with a prompt; that way I can end up writing something I otherwise wouldn’t have. 

Where can others find other pieces of your work?

My blog:

How can others follow your journey?

Twisted Tales is an annual flash fiction competition celebrating (Inter)National Flash Fiction Day, published by Raging Aardvark Publications. Judged by a panel of experienced short story writers and editors, submissions over the last four years have been extremely high quality; making the job of the judge a difficult one. Authors are drawn from around the globe and stories ranging from lighthearted tales of childhood memories, to gruesome stories to make the reader shiver.


1 Comment »

  1. Reblogged this on Cath Bore and commented:
    I have a flash fiction in Twisted Tales 2015, out next month. I talk about it here:


    Comment by Cath Bore — September 28, 2015 @ 5:27 am | Reply

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