David Steward, Travelling Solo (2018)
Travelling Solo is published as an A5-sized chapbook.
It is the third in a series of chapbooks of quality flash fiction published by Flash: The International Short-Short Story Press.
In an East Anglian seaside town, a woman recognises her lost son at a supermarket checkout. Outside on the marine parade, a van driver dreams of rescuing a young woman from the seedy tourist trade. Meanwhile, a few miles away, a redundant City banker has retreated to the coast in an effort to reinvent himself.
In these thirty flash fictions, paths cross, people meet and part, and always there are consequences, often misremembered or misunderstood. Funny, caustic and poignant by turns, the stories remind us that we each find our own way through the muddle of life.
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David Steward is a regular contributor to Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine. He has had longer stories published in, among others, Under the Radar. His flash ‘The Edge of the Woods’ appeared in the winners’ anthology of the Bridport Prize 2013. David has been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize in four other years since 2012, four times for Flash Fiction and once in the Short Story category.
His story ‘The Cutty Wren’ was read at the Solstice Shorts Festival 2016 and is in the Shortest Day, Longest Night Anthology, published by Arachne Press. ‘Twenty-Five Seconds’ is in the National Flash-Fiction Day anthology for 2017, Sleep Is a Beautiful Colour.
An East Anglian by birth and choice, David lives in Norfolk.
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