RULES  is out now in Bonsai: Best small stories from Aotearoa New Zealand. In very fine company in this big first ever anthology of flash fiction from Down Under. Big thanks to the editors (Michelle Elvy, Frankie McMillan and James Norcliffe) and the team at Canterbury University Press for all their hard work – and a special shout-out to Michelle, founder-editor of Flash Frontier, who first published my flash fiction.

“Bonsai brings together a pioneering collection of flash fiction and associated forms (prose poetry and haibun) from writers in Aotearoa New Zealand, along with intriguing essays on this increasingly popular genre. In 200 small stories of no more than 300 words, where the translucent boundaries between prose and poetry are often transgressed, we discover a vast array of human experience. Composed with precision in a form where every word counts, these carefully chiselled works are provocative, tender and endlessly surprising.”