Spontaneity arts magazine has an exciting concept – it combines short stories, photography, poetry, art and music, all interwoven like a creative daisy chain. Each work has to respond to something that has gone before, either from the previous issue or anywhere in the back catalog.
The reason I mention it is because a flash fiction piece of mine features in hot-off-the-virtual-press issue 8. I could try to dress this up as an essay on how the digital age is giving quirky online journals the space to flourish (which would be true), but in reality all I want to do is jump up and down and say, “Look, there’s me! In a literary journal! With people who know what they’re doing!” There’s a lot to be said for playing it cool – I can’t, I’m too excited to be a part of it.
The piece, entitled Angel, was inspired by a review of poetry collection The Northern Line by poet Dominic Stevenson. It can be read here, and I bet you won’t be able to stop clicking your way around the wonderful, varied, inspiring content.