“Creative writing can be considered as art, and as such, it’s the emotional response to it which makes it good or not. I want to read stories that make me laugh, cry, sit back and think ‘sh*t’ – any strong emotion rather than mundane perfection.”

C Tattersall 2021

Fusilli Writing is named after a shape of pasta because that’s just how we like our stories – short and with a twist.

Flash fiction is a whole story with a very limited word count. Definitions vary but we consider flash fiction to be less than 1,000 words. There is no minimum word count but the shortest stories are usually 6 words.

Fusilli Writing is created by Chris Tattersall a prolific writer who you can read more about, including his flash fiction output in the about page.

Free Flash Fiction Competition

To encourage the writing of flash fiction we have a free competition (£3 if you want feedback) for stories up to 200 words but must contain a twist. You can read more and enter on our competition page.

Resources / Training

We are keen to promote and encourage flash fiction and have put together some training, available on our resource page. Currently this includes:

Other training materials will be added in the future. All our resources are on the Medium platform on which you can read three articles per month for free, or join to gain full access to these and thousands of other contributors here: JOIN MEDIUM.


Training can also be conducted as a workshop based on the resources above. We are also happy to discuss any other requirements you may have for a workshop, primarily in relation to mind mapping or flash fiction.

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