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Nick Fordham

LISP 4th Quarter 2020 Official Selection Flash Fiction, 'Bad News Discussion' by Nick Fordham


Click HERE to read 'Bad News Discussion'

Can you tell us about your daily life?

I work as a doctor, and am passionate about providing the best care I can to children and families undergoing the most difficult challenges of their lives. Ideally, I am found near a microscope, in the haematology laboratory. When not at work I am shepherding two small children around our house, and finally, when the house is quieter, I try to write stories.

When did you start writing? How often do you write?

I have always loved writing, and have made a start on many novels, as yet unfinished. I have written a middle grade children’s book, which I am trying to publish at present, and have started my second. My working schedule, however, means I have less time to write than I would like, and I try (and fail) to write most evenings.

How does it feel to have your work recognised?

Surprising. Very surprising.


Can you please give us a few tips about writing a flash fiction story?

I do not feel that I am in a position to give advice! And, I am not sure people should listen to my writing advice. I guess, though, if you love writing — like I do — just try to find some time to write something when possible. It doesn’t have to be the most beautiful, groundbreaking story, just something for you.


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