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Thoughts on… Writing Effective Flash Fiction [by Matt Kendrick]

On the face of it, anyone who isn’t familiar with the form might presume that writing flash fiction (a story told in roughly 1,000 words or less) is much easier than crafting a 5,000 word short story or climbing the literary Everest of brewing up an 80,000 word novel. However, whilst it is true that flash fiction can be produced

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Enter our first ever free-to-enter Flash Fiction Contest!

It’s finally here! You are invited to Lucent Dreaming’s first ever Flash Fiction Contest. It’s free to enter and you could win our coveted Lucent Dreaming merch, publication & an Amazon gift card! All stories will be considered for publication in our upcoming special flash fiction issue. Download the Lucent Dreaming Flash Fiction Contest PDF or scroll down for full details/rules/terms

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Thomas Swain in the Spotlight

Thomas Swain, whose piece ‘Wonder is Always Around the Corner’ is published in the third issue of Lucent Dreaming, is a creative non-fiction writer. What inspired your piece, ‘Wonder is Always Around the Corner’ and how did it find its way to Lucent Dreaming? When I went away to university, I became plagued with a seemingly endless array of mental

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It’s here! Enter our Winter Short Story Contest – DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEB 14TH

Looking for a challenge? We want to read your best and brightest original short stories. We’re looking for character-focused stories, stories about hope, adventure and meaning. Our contest is free to enter and you could win an Amazon gift card, limited edition Lucent Dreaming merch and publication on our website. Your entry must be inspired by the prompt ‘Discovery’. Download

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Meditation by Wanda Deglane (Lucent Dreaming Issue 2)

Meditation by Wanda Deglane where are you right now? find it. feel the earth spinning slowly all around you, your body so smooth and still you can actually see its rotation. listen for the sounds- waves crashing. a child, finding her mother. the whales searching for home. feel the sand, slipping beneath your fingertips. your body shifts and swells like

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Joanne Walton in the Spotlight

Joanne Walton, whose short story ‘Saving Wonder’ is published in the second issue of Lucent Dreaming, lives and works in Birmingham. She enjoys writing stories that blend fantastic happenings with realistic feelings and emotions, and is a big fan of happy endings. Her work has previously appeared in student anthologies at the University of Birmingham, where she studied English with

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Poppy Jennings in the Spotlight

Poppy Jennings, whose poem ‘I’m convinced that faeries live here’ is published in the debut issue of Lucent Dreaming, grew up in Leeds, West Yorkshire. She is now studying her master’s in English Literature at Cardiff University.   What does writing/creating art mean to you? Being creative, whether it’s through my writing or my artwork, has always been about exploring

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Goldy Gold by Wan Phing Lim (Lucent Dreaming Issue 1)

Goldy Gold by Wan Phing Lim The rain brings down the slush from the hills and the river is raging. After Asr, Afiq walks to the river and sees the girl, the one with the blonde hair. She is a Goldilocks, from the story he read in school, all those years ago. The girl with the three bears. She wears

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Call for Short Story, Poetry and Artwork Submissions for Issue 3 of Lucent Dreaming

WE’RE OFFICIALLY OPEN FOR SHORT STORY, POETRY AND ARTWORK SUBMISSIONS FOR THE THIRD ISSUE OF LUCENT DREAMING. We’re looking for original, memorable, beautiful, imaginative and surreal fiction and artwork from new and emerging authors/artists worldwide. View our submission guidelines and read our blog post about the submissions we like best. Our theme is untold stories. Please help us spread the word! Lucent Dreaming

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Ethan Hedman in the Spotlight

Ethan Hedman, whose story ‘The Collection’ is published in the debut issue of Lucent Dreaming, is a speculative fiction writer from South Florida, the land of heat, humidity, and hurricanes. He conjures up new stories from his home in Cutler Bay. Ethan started writing short fiction in 2016. His work has been published in a variety of online publications including

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