A human cannonball who loves puddings… what could possibly go wrong?
Fat Roland brings us his delicious tale of cake and cannonballs.

YouTube video
Suitable for ages 14+ (Please be aware this video contains some mild bad language)
  • Flash Fiction
  • Stories for adults
  • Storytelling

Further Information

Top Tip for writing Flash Fiction:

To make your story feel tighter, colour your text. If you can imagine a sentence as a scene in a movie i.e. direct action with actor movement and camera angles and cool lighting, then colour that sentence in green. Colour any dialogue in yellow. Colour the rest in red. Done colouring? Now see if you can halve the word count of anything in yellow, and consider deleting at least three-quarters of anything coloured in red. And yes, this may involve getting rid of whole red sections, such as lengthy thought processes or exposition. Boo! Down with the red stuff! You may vary the colours, although please avoid puce.

This season of Flash Fiction Shorts is delivered in partnership between Spot On and Lancashire Libraries Reading Friends. Lancashire libraries are working with The Reading Agency to deliver a programme called Reading Friends. This is a nationwide programme developed by The Reading Agency and funded by the National Lottery Community Fund. The programme is delivered in partnership with organisations across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.