Beans was written for the Mum Life Stories anthology and Micro Fiction competition and I was delighted when it won.
Check out the story, the judges comments and what inspired it here.
➤ Check out my interview, where I talk about it and writing flash, here.
Cloudburst '72 is published in the Cyberpunk 2020 issue of The London Reader. I'm delighted to have my name on the same front page as one of the founders of the cyberpunk literary movement and Nebula award winners like Ken Liu, James Patrick Kelly, and Cat Rambo and Arthur C Clarke Award-winners Gwyneth Jones and Lauren Beukes....and Jakub Szamałek - the principal writer for the game Cyberpunk 2077. Pretty illustrious company for my little story!
But more than that I'm glad to have a platform to explore climate change, sustainability, technology and the human relationships of the future.
The London Reader’s Foreword: This sharply-worded piece of minifiction by Rosaleen Lynch cuts into 2172 and a world ravaged by climate change. Her quick-paced and fine-tuned take on a solarpunk future explores the dense subjects of climate catastrophe and reproductive technology. Despite the state of the devastated world, life emerges when least expected.
'Write what you know' people say. For this story I knew something about...
I don't know everything about these subjects and that's where this story began - with something I didn't know about something I did.
I wrote it in May 2020 when I was ill, when much of the time all I could do was empathize with and support from afar the protests in the US.
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Overcharged with Dead was inspired by a QI fact and a Jude Higgins online workshop prompt. I wrote the words 'Winchester Geese' on my phone during an episode of QI and did some research into the Southward sex workers named after the Bishop of Winchester who gave out prostitution licensees to work in this area of London.
When Jude asked us to look out on the solstice morning and write about it, I wondered what lockdown would be like for a sex worker during the pandemic.
This 100 word flash explores that age old adage about the pen being mightier than the sword and found a home with Friday Flash Fiction.
My tiny fiction takes some inspiration from the real life story of Sadako Sasaki and the hope symbolised in the paper crane.
Read it or listen to it here or watch 👇
This micro, published by Paragraph Planet on August 6th, was inspired by a video of the joy of a Ukrainian girl landing her first kickflip. With the increased interest in pursuits like skateboarding, it is wonderful to see that some good has come from difficult times.
"Other Uses for a Woman’s Body by Rosaleen Lynch. This story captivated us with a dystopian world and the sense of history and carefully constructed sense of family contained within. So much is achieved in this small story, containing a deeply compelling narrative voice and imagery that stuck with us long after we finished reading. It is a story that throws its reader into the deep-end of the action and keeps them there, unable to turn away from the unfolding events, rescuing them only at the very end with a sliver of hope"
The October issue has 1, 3 and 5 minute pieces...
..."ranging from bone-chilling poems to cerebral and evocative short stories that challenge the relationship between material and immaterial, reality and the paranormal."
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