Month: March 2019

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Flash Fiction Short List!

I have only just caught up with the fact that a swift piece of flash fiction I wrote at the end of last year was on the short list for the FLASH 500 competition.  The judge’s report on the competition entries reads as follows: The standard of the final twenty-five stories on the shortlist was...

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LEARNING GREEK … or trying to

Of course, everyone says there’s no need.  Why bother?  people say.  Surely everyone in Crete speaks English.  And yes, most people have either an impressive, very fluent command of English or can at least get by.  Only the very elderly have little or no grasp.  Walk into any shop in any small town, city or...