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Spring2021

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The Astronomical Meangerie

Rosie Garland

Imagine a zoo where all the wonders of the galaxy were trapped. Would you stay for the meteor showers, or would you take the key and set them free?

This week Rosie Garland takes us on a trip to The Astronomical Menagerie with a story about unkept promises, and a prowling celestial energy pushing for freedom.

If all our writers have left you inspired to give Flash Fiction a go for yourself, then Rosie Garlands top tip is a good place to start:

“Read, read and read! There’s a wealth of amazing flash fiction available online absolutely free. Some good places to start are Retreat West, SmokeLong, Reflex Fiction, Lunate and the Bath Flash Fiction anthologies.”

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.

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