FLASHBACK FICTION “Foundering” by Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson, who joined Ayr Writer’s Club during our 20-21session, has been in touch with news of success in the genre of flash fiction.

With an interest in history, Matt wrote an historical piece of flash fiction called ‘Foundering‘ which was published on the Flashback Fiction website, last year. They, in turn, nominated it for inclusion in Best Micro Fiction 2021 and, last month, it was published as part of the anthology.

The atmospheric piece is told from the perspective of a young child, pulled from his bed to accompany his parents and sister to witness the final moments of a sailing ship and its crew, run aground in a storm. The sense of their helplessness is palpable but the uncomfortable recognition that they may also benefit from the tragedy is also acknowledged.

Congratulations on a powerful piece!

To read – and listen to Matt’s reading of it – follow this link.




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