Adverbially Challenged Volume 4 is out now.
The 4th installment of adverb induced flash fiction has finally been released and available now. Another collection of 100 works by 100 authors spilling adverbs out of their quills and onto the pages of this superb volume.
Proceeds from book sales are donated to First Story, a UK charity that helps improve literacy in low-income communities.
All I receive is some exposure for submitting my flash fiction to the challenge, which will appear alongside 99 other authors whilst helping and providing awareness for First Story.
If you fancy helping to raise LOTS more for good causes, take part by submitting your stories to the challenges or buying a copy of the book, which will be available as a Kindle eBook or in a printed format.
Kindle eBook Copy
The Kindle eBook version will be available on all Amazon websites by searching for either the:
(1) Book name: Adverbially Challenged Volume 4, or
(2) Amazon Standard Identification Number (ASIN): B07P7WJVVY
The books are also available in printed paperback copies available from the Amazon websites here.
The ISBN of the book is:
To read some of my other work, see Short Stories or Flash Fiction, and to find out more about Adverbially Challenged, check out the links on my site to guide you there. Why not submit your own short story?
My posts page can be accessed here.
I’m pleased to announce Tritely Challenged, Vol 1 and Nonsensically Challenged, Vol 2 are now available for sale on the Amazon websites.
Released on 28th April 2018, these two anthologies are each filled with 100 stories by 100 authors focusing on the challenge set out and amazingly, both follow the previous month’s release of Adverbially Challenged, Vol 3. Hmm. There’s a saying in here somewhere… wait. Nope. It’s slipped my mind. Oh well.
Check out the links for details on each book.
Tritely Challenged, Vol 1
Nonsensically Challenged, Vol 2
Adverbially Challenged, Vol 3
If you’re a writer of any genre and fancy being involved, check out the writing challenges page for further links and details on how to do so. I also purchase a copy I’m published in so I look forward to reading some of your work.
If you’ve been published in one of these books or submitted to current challenges, send me a comment below and if you have one, include a link to your page. Always good to hear from others.
Adverb Writing Challenge: Max 100 words (excluding name and title).
by Gavin Biddlecombe
Gripping the club tightly between incredibly tired, sweaty hands Joe stood eagerly over the tiny, pimply white ball hidden snuggly in the long grass. Crazy eyes stared longingly at it as the club was drawn menacingly up high behind his head. Pausing momentarily at its peak, the club swung down in a sweepingly wide arc.
Joe gazed searchingly into the distance where a minutely, teeny round object would blend easily into the infinitely expansive sky. He turned smugly to his companion laughing heartily behind him.
“Nope still there, mate,” declared Andy amusedly, highlighting his friend’s hilariously failed attempt.
Golf Swing is my second contribution to the adverb writing challenge, previously covered on this site (link above for more info). The story was submitted for Volume 4 of the challenge.
The first was Cinnamon. Having received 100 submissions for the Volume 3, the third collection of stories by the 100 different authors is currently being produced with an expected release date of March / April 2018. Further details closer to the date.
Cinnamon is my contribution to the Adverb Writing Challenge, found on Chris Fielden’s website, or to use its full name “Mike’s Not-Entirely-Serious Wantonly-Rule-Breaking Adverb Writing Challenge”. Trying to recite this can only result in some tongue knotting, so I can understand why it was shortened.
Their aim is to highlight some common writing mistakes and force the writer to use them to create some seriously, or not entirely serious as the above name suggests, flash fiction. I was keen to get involved and there is a maximum 100-word limit for this one (excluding title).
With every 100 submissions, their team edits and creates an anthology where profits go to an assigned charity. In this case, First Story. You can learn more about this on my writing challenges page.
By Gavin Biddlecombe
Sneakily, she snuck out of the corner of the room, slowly inching forward until she reached the base of the extremely comfy looking double bed.
Stretching her neck over the edge by their feet, she quietly peered at the two people sleeping restfully.
“Good” she thought cheekily, “this time I’ll successfully reach my target”. Stealthily climbing up, she crept methodically along until eventually finding the perfectly ideal spot.
In between them, she happily curled up, licked her lips and gave a final wag of her curly tail as she dreamily shut her eyes for a comfortably peaceful sleep.