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creative writing | fiction 
 

 

Forget all the rules. Forget about being published. Write for yourself and celebrate writing.

Melinda Haynes

 

In search of celebration, I share some of my fiction here.

Most of my fiction falls under micro fiction (100 words or less), flash fiction (100 words or less) and the occasional short story.

 

If you'd like to learn more, I've written about my love of these literary forms for a few writing publications:

What is Micro & Flash Fiction?

write or die tribe

Flash Fiction, Spatial Timeframes & Minutiae

write or die tribe

How Long Should a Short Story Be?

writers edit

 

 

professional development | writerly things
 
Grammar Therapy - 4-week grammar course for fiction with UWA
 
Write What You Know - 4-week writing course with WritersHQ
 
Flash Fiction Fan Club 8-week writing course with Centre for Stories
 
Write Drunk, Edit Sober - Half-day self-editing workshop with Centre for Stories
 
Writing Place & Setting - Full-day workshop with Robbie Arnott
awards | fellowships
Katharine Susannah Prichard Fellowship Recipient 2021
Weird Christmas Flash Fiction Competition 2020, Shortlisted
Bath Flash Fiction Summer 2020, Longlisted
National Flash Fiction Day Award 2019, Highly Commended
Writers HQ Flash Fiction Prize 2019, Third Place
Mslexia Flash Fiction Competition 2019, Longlisted
Reflex Press Flash Fiction Prize 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, Longlisted
interviews
Contributor Interview with The Suburban Review
anthology inclusion
The Best Haiku, Haiku Crush Anthology 2021 
Restore to Factory Settings, Bath Flash Fiction Vol. Five
 
From the Inside Looking Out, Geelong Writers Annual Anthology 2020
 
Where Are We Now?, Geelong Writers Annual Anthology 2019
 
And We Pass Through, National Flash Fiction Day Anthology 2019
 
A Girl's Guide to Fly Fishing, Reflex Press Flash Fiction Anthology Vol. Three
 
The Real Jazz Baby, Reflex Press Flash Fiction Anthology Vol. Two
 
Barely Casting a Shadow, Reflex Press Flash Fiction Anthology Vol. One

twenty twenty-one

Three Haiku for E.

Haiku

Published: Online, Issue 3 Burrow (Sept.)
 

A Lack of Awareness

Flash Fiction

Published: Print, Brilliant Flash Fiction Anthology (Sept.)

Upside Down

Flash Fiction

Published: Online, Five Minute Lit (Aug.)

Brittle

Flash Fiction

Published: Online, Every Day Fiction (July)

I Should Live in Salt for Leaving You Behind

Flash Fiction

'Just Missed the Longlist'

Published: Online, Reflex Press (July)

 

Orange Slices

Micro Fiction

Published: Online, Friday Flash Fiction 

Flourishing

Micro Fiction

Published: Online, Friday Flash Fiction

The Lover Asks Questions They Cannot Answer

Flash Fiction

Longlisted in the Reflex Press Spring Competition

Published: Online & Forthcoming Anthology
 

Freezing to Death

Flash Fiction

Published: Online, Sad Girls Club
 

Untitled Senryu

Haiku

Published: Print, Issue 19 F*EMS Zine

A Senryu Semi Circle

Haiku

Published: Print, Issue 19 F*EMS Zine

Just a Moth

Haiku

Published: Print, The Best Haiku Anthology 2021, Haiku Crush

A Bird Heart for Forgiveness

Flash Fiction

Published: Online, Entropy Magazine

Phantom Limbs

Micro Fiction

Published: Print, Issue 43 Blink Ink Magazine 

twenty twenty

My Husband Speaks a Language I Do Not Know

Flash Fiction

Published: Online, Friday Flash Fiction

Tuesday Night at a Bar in Hoxton With a Cartoon Dog

Flash Fiction

Published: Print, Issue 18 F*EMS Zine (Dec. 2020)

What No Longer Is

Flash Fiction

Shortlisted for the Weird Christmas Flash Fiction Competition (Unpublished)

दया, Daya

Micro Fiction

Published: Print, Issue 42 Blink Ink Magazine

Three Haiku on Loss

Haiku

Published: Online, Blue Bottle Journal

Probably Nothing

Flash Fiction

Long-listed for the Bath Flash Fiction Award Summer 2020

Published: Print, 'Restore to Factory Settings' Anthology

Returning

Short Story

Published: Print, Issue 17 of F*EMS Zine

Anomic Aphasia

Flash Fiction

Published: Online, as part of National Flash Fiction Day 2020 Flash Flood

Furusato 故郷

Creative Non-Fiction

Published: Online with Sawtooth ARI, as part of the digital community art project 'The Arrowhead Expanding Outwards'

Rust & Bone

Flash Fiction

Published: Print, Issue 2.1 of Human/Kind Journal

The Disconcerting Discovery of Shoes on a Beach

Flash Fiction

Long-listed for the Reflex Press Winter 2019 Competition

Published: Online & Print, 'A Girls' Guide to Fly Fishing' Anthology

twenty nineteen

Love is the Greatest of Dreams, Yet the Worst of Nightmares

&

Pop

Flash Fictions

Published: Print, 'Where Are We Now?' Geelong Writers Annual Anthology

Today I Dropped a Punnet of Blueberries

Flash Fiction

Published: Online, Every Day Fiction

Kiss it Better

Flash Fiction

Longlisted in Mslexia Flash Fiction Competition

(Unpublished)

Last Night I Saved a Moth From Drowning

Flash Fiction

Published: Print, Fall 7.3 issue of *82 Review 

Rattas, Mammalia

Creative Non-Fiction

Published: Online, Issue 14 of The Suburban Review 

Anomic Aphasia

Flash Fiction

Awarded Third Place in the Writers HQ Flash Fiction Prize

Published: Online

Last Night I Saved a Moth from Drowning

Micro Fiction

Highly Commended in the National Flash Fiction Day Prize

Published: Online & Print, 'And We Pass Through' Anthology

Every Second Thursday

Flash Fiction

Long-listed for the Reflex Press Winter 2018 prize

Published: Online & Print, 'The Real Jazz Baby' Anthology


 

twenty eighteen/seventeen
 

Pop
Flash Fiction
Weekly Prompt Winner
Published: Online, Adhoc Fiction 
 
You Give Them Back to Where They Came From
Flash Fiction
Published: Online, Issue 26 of Underground Writers
 
Beach Boat Destruction
Flash Fiction
'Just missed the long-list' 
Published: Online, Reflex Press
 
A Good Man
Flash Fiction
Longlisted for the Reflex Press Autumn 2017 prize.
Published: Online & Print, 'Barely Casting a Shadow' Anthology
 
If On a Winter's Day
Flash Fiction
Centre for Stories public writing project for Winter Arts 2017.
Published: Posters printed & posted around the City of Perth.