Prologue is a short work of fiction that evokes a chill. Lost, wet and without a coat the cold begins to numb his senses until the voice of a small child breaks through the darkness. Shaken but his encounter, Andrew is driven to the brink of sanity until he finds the safety of the road but as the story comes to a close, the reader is left wanting more... More

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About Andrew Medcraft

About the Author.
My name is Andrew Medcraft and I am a creative writer and illustrator from Chester, Cheshire. Originally born and raised in Wickford, Essex, I have a varied CV with an eclectic mix of 9 to 5 vocations ranging from the odd to the sublime; all of which provide a wealth of inspiration.
As well as dabbling with illustration and mastering the art of colouring within the lines, I write a column for a local magazine and have works published in a number of anthologies.
Turquoise Rebellion was my first solo project of 2014 and was originally penned for a ‘flash fiction’ competition. I didn't win and received no feedback what-so-ever. I did read the winning entry however and was left scratching my head. It was on this basis that I thought, rather than keeping my projects stored away on my laptop - I should set them free. I want you to enjoy them. Pass your own judgement. Follow me. Forget me. Have an opinion.

My fascination with ‘micro’ and ‘flash’ fiction stems from the science behind the story: each piece being designed to fit on two facing pages of a typical digest-sized literary magazine. I read that In China, flash fiction is often referred to as a ‘smoking long’ because it should be read in the time it takes the reader to smoke a single cigarette. Fascinating.

My proof reader is my long suffering partner whom I fondly refer to as He (who sits at the other end of the sofa). He has little interest in my writing and I bully him into reading bits. He is my worst critic but in turn, is my best critic. He finds the mistakes and together we are the perfect team.

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