Don’t Kill Me, I’m in Love

Don't kill me

Image credit: Pure Slush


Many thanks to Matt Potter, editor of Pure Slush, for his guidance and advice whilst I wrote my story (the sixth in the serial) for don’t kill me I’m in love

In the serial each story picks up from where the previous story left off, using one or more of the characters, but taking the story somewhere else. Before I knew it it I was a gay social worker in a womens’ prison, burnt out and about to hand in my resignation, except…

The stories before mine are written with imagination and great word-smithery, which daunted me! Stories are 1500 words or less. 30 writers have signed up for the project, and you can find who they are and the order of their stories and their publication dates by clicking here.

Pure Slush publishes flash fiction and non-fiction on-line every month … and also in print. Here is part of Matt Potter’s reasoning behind Pure Slush and you’ll see why I enjoyed writing my story in the serial.

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Check out Pure Slush if you enjoy writing flash fiction and non-fiction.



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8 Responses to Don’t Kill Me, I’m in Love

  1. Marigold says:

    Hi Susan, I just read your part of the On The Inside. It’s really good! I’m going to go back and read the rest. Well done 🙂

  2. Thanks Marigold. Matt has a few serials going, you should have a go. 🙂

  3. Just checked out your story – evocative stuff! I was hooked from the first line. i wanted to know what happens next, but the next story is still to come. What a great idea!

  4. Thanks Annabelle! Did I tell you I bought Gateway to Magic? I have two weeks off work to sort out my writing and look forward to reading it. Off to catch up on your posts. 🙂

    • Thank you so much for giving Gateway to Magic a go! I really hope you enjoy it. I’ve got your first Arafura book on my reading list – I’ve been meaning to get it on my Kindle for ages, and will be doing so next time I’m at Jan and Alain’s to use their WiFi. (Would you believe I don’t have WiFi in my quirky little shed?!)

      • Not having WiFi is probably a very sensible idea! With a hardcover thesaurus, of course.
        Please don’t download the first Arafura yet, Annabelle. Just re-editing it this fortnight off work. 🙂 The upside of self-publishing! Thanks for giving Arafura a go.
        PS I love your quirky little shed!

  5. What an amazing idea! I will look into it when back from my trip Sue. Can’t wait! Sounds so exciting! Cheers!

  6. Cheers Paula. Hope your trip is wonderful and looking forward to hearing about it. 🙂

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