Caroline Smailes (author of In Search of Adam, Like Bees to Honey, and the soon-to-be-published 99 Reasons Why [which is causing a stir because the reader gets to choose the ending, out of a possible 11]) recently held a challenge for writers to send in a 100 word story, inspired by a song on YouTube. The collection would be published as an ebook, with all proceeds going to the charity One in Four, a registered charity which provides support and resources to people who have experienced sexual abuse and sexual violence.
Well, out of the 100 stories Caroline chose (out of the 350+ she received), one of those was mine, whoop, and I am massively excited and honoured to be part of it.
Other reasons to be excited are:
The title of it will be 100 RPM (which is the coolest title it could possibly have); and
the introduction will be written by 80s pop pixie Nik Kershaw (how perfect is that?)
For the latest progress on the book and for a peek at how the embroidered Nik Kershaw cover is coming along, have a look on Caroline’s website.
My story is called Dirty Boy, inspired by the Cardiacs’ song of the same name.
I can’t wait for it to be out!