Fiction, Thoughts, Uncategorized

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

Fiction, News, Submissions, Uncategorized, Writing Projects

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

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American Summer by Harriet Compson (Lucent Dreaming Issue 3)

The morning was warm and startling, a heavy summer setting. The garden had been neatly transformed into a scene of delicacy and elegance, with a large wooden table running through the middle of it. About thirty gentlemen and ladies sat around in suits and colourful summer dresses, politely scoffing and laughing in all the right… Read More American Summer by Harriet Compson (Lucent Dreaming Issue 3)

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Thoughts on… the Importance of Feedback [by Matt Kendrick]

Writing can often be a solitary process. Whether we are scribbling ideas on a notepad in a quaint little coffee shop or frantically hammering towards a word count goal on our half hour lunchbreak, most writers spend a lot of time looking inwards and consulting no one but ourselves on everything from a story’s structure… Read More Thoughts on… the Importance of Feedback [by Matt Kendrick]

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