Writer’s Blog: Tom Heaton – Decline and Fall. The idea behind “The Last Roman”

Tom Heaton talks about what inspired his short Story ‘The Last Roman’ published in Breve New Stories Issue Three. In times of great political, social and cultural upheaval, it’s vital to maintain the supply of serio-comic short stories. In our own apocalyptic moment, I took it upon myself to shoulder that burden. Surveying the rubbleContinue reading “Writer’s Blog: Tom Heaton – Decline and Fall. The idea behind “The Last Roman””

Writer’s Blog: Trudy Duffy-Wigman – Notes of Inspiration

Trudy Duffy-Wigman author of ‘My New Best Friend’ published in Breve New Stories Issue Two, talks about the authors who inspire her.   Being Dutch, I grew up with Simon Carmiggelt. Carmiggelt died in 1987, aged 74. He is famous in the Netherlands for his daily writings in the newspaper ‘Het Parool’. His short stories, which he signedContinue reading “Writer’s Blog: Trudy Duffy-Wigman – Notes of Inspiration”

Writer’s Blog: Hamish McGee – Notes of Inspiration

Hamish McGee, author of ‘Doubting Thomas‘ published in Breve New Stories Issue Two , talks about the authors that inspire him. I have known a number of inspirational individuals. Like many of you I suspect, my day and Sunday school teachers were dedicated people who shaped my love of the written and spoken word. They introduced me toContinue reading “Writer’s Blog: Hamish McGee – Notes of Inspiration”

Writer’s Blog: Trudy Duffy-Wigman – The Idea Behind ‘My New Best Friend’

Trudy Duffy-Wigman talks about what inspired her flash fiction ‘My New Best Friend‘ published in Breve New Stories Issue Two. Do you know that awkward moment when you hop on a bus or a train and you notice something is out of kilter? You hear the collective intake of breath by your fellow passengers andContinue reading “Writer’s Blog: Trudy Duffy-Wigman – The Idea Behind ‘My New Best Friend’”

Writer’s Blog: Hamish McGee – The Idea Behind “Doubting Thomas”

Hamish McGee talks about what inspired his short story ‘Doubting Thomas‘ published in Breve New Stories Issue Two. What inspired “Doubting Thomas”? Let me think. Mmm … In fact, that’s pretty easy. I was brought up in a small Scottish village where I met one of the most wonderful men God created. He changed myContinue reading “Writer’s Blog: Hamish McGee – The Idea Behind “Doubting Thomas””

Writer’s blog: Barbara Stevenson – Writing in Orkney

In her last blogpost Barbara Stevenson, author of Zuri Mtu published in Issue One, describes her life in Orkney, between history and nature. I am lucky to live in Orkney, with the sea all around as inspiration. Not only that, there is five thousand years of history on my doorstep – from my front garden IContinue reading “Writer’s blog: Barbara Stevenson – Writing in Orkney”

Writer’s Blog: Michael Bloor – Notes of Inspiration

Michael Bloor, author of ‘The Aberdeen Kayak’ published in Breve New Stories Issue One, chose a few authors and stories that inspire him. This is really tough – how can I neglect to praise Louis MacNeice’s Autumn Journal?? Nevertheless, I’m just going to mention one old inspiration and one new inspiration. The old favourite is William Morris’sContinue reading “Writer’s Blog: Michael Bloor – Notes of Inspiration”

Writer’s Blog: Barbara Stevenson – Notes of Inspiration

Barbara Stevenson author of ‘Zuri Mtu’ published in Breve New Stories Issue One, talks about the authors that inspire her. When I was about eight a friend gave me a copy of short stories by Oscar Wilde for my birthday. This included, among others, The Happy Prince, The Gentle Giant and my favourite The Remarkable Rocket. I wasContinue reading “Writer’s Blog: Barbara Stevenson – Notes of Inspiration”

Writer’s Blog: Michael Hampton – Notes of Inspiration

Michael Hampton author of ‘”A” Death’ published in Breve New Stories Issue Zero, talks about the authors and stories that inspire him. The cautionary tale is as old as the hills and starts orally with your worried parents telling you not to put your hand in the fire. But the format is for grown-ups too as learningContinue reading “Writer’s Blog: Michael Hampton – Notes of Inspiration”

Don’t miss the deadline: submissions close on 31 July!

Time for procrastination is over: submissions for Breve New Stories Issue Zero close in less than two weeks! Enter your best short story and/or flash fiction by July 31st and they might be published in the very first issue of Breve. Selected authors will also have the opportunity to write for Breve’s blog and holdContinue reading “Don’t miss the deadline: submissions close on 31 July!”