Author Archives: Susan Lattwein

The Casualty

The evening’s breath bites at my ears and through my coat as I dash along shadowy streets, wishing I’d asked for the car. When I arrive he’s on our bed trembling, shoes still on, body tight as a curl grub. … Continue reading

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777 Writing Challenge

I’m absorbed in the middle of my Scrivener software tutorial, wondering why it’s taken me so long to discover this wonderful writing tool! Suddenly my phone is blipping and I’ve been nominated for the 777 Writing Challenge. The rules of the … Continue reading

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International Lit Bulb Festival – flash fiction prompt ‘together’

features new flash fiction, flash non-fiction, and poetry from across the globe. Submissions had to be 1500 words or less and include the theme or prompt ‘together’. Thanks to Matt Potter for accepting my romantic flash fiction below: Window to … Continue reading

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Musings post-Sydney Writers Festival 2015

One of the themes discussed at this year’s thought-provoking Sydney Writers’ Festival was — why do we read fiction? One theory put forward in the SWF event, A Pack of Lies – Narration in Fiction, is that we read to … Continue reading

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Don’t Kill Me, I’m in Love

  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 … Continue reading

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FLASH FICTION Challenge #2 – try it, you might get addicted…

No, no, the title isn’t the prompt! 🙂 Stories for the first Flash Fiction Challenge  Love Gone Wrong ranged from putting the love-blame squarely on Jane Austen’s shoulders, to Lola’s suspicious mind and where it got her (besides an expensive plumbing bill, and that’s … Continue reading

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New flash fiction prompt…

Here’s a new flash fiction prompt to experiment with — for fun — to allow contributors to try different writing styles and genres. In 500 words or less it’s a quick, simple and collaborative way to practice writing. PROMPT – A lone street … Continue reading

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Interview with a vampire!!!

Yes, an interview with a vampire!! IN REAL LIFE!! – as my kids would say. I was lucky enough to ask Christopher, the vampire from Marigold Deidre Dicer’s The Black Swan Inheritance a few questions. First, here is a description of … Continue reading

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Character Interview with @SusanLattwein ‘s Lily from the Arafura Series

Originally posted on Versus Blurb:
My first ever character interview is with Lily, the boisterous and excitable sister of protagonist Kat Howard from Arafura. Thanks for joining me Lily. Now, I’ve gotten to know your sister quite well these past few months, and…

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LOVE GONE WRONG – Valentine’s Day flash fiction

‘Falling’ in love  Kat paddled to stay afloat, her skin chartreuse-yellow in the deep, crystal water. Close up, Adam’s wet eyelashes seemed longer. Male mascara. “Jump with me,” he challenged. “Just from the cliff.” Kat shook her head. No way. “I … Continue reading

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