Fiction Writing by Patience Mackarness


The stories listed on the left are mainly flash fiction, under 1000 words. Most have been published online and are free to read, with a few appearing in print anthologies.

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7 thoughts on “Fiction Writing by Patience Mackarness”

  1. Hi Patience, I enjoyed your story in Bandit Fiction. I’ve got a story is Issue2 also. “St Bernard Spoiled the Party”. (might not be your cup of tea!). I’m really impressed with your web page and would love to do something similar. Is there much involved as my IT skills are very basic?

    Continued success with your writing.


    Eamon O’Leary


  2. Hi.
    I just read “Before the Arab Spring.” I found it powerful. Actually, after I read it (and took a couple of seconds to process it), I realized that it is classified as fiction. I thought it was poetry!
    Thank you for this piece.

    Adina Cassal


  3. Hi there 🙂 I enjoyed your story ‘Lost Time’ on Bandit Fiction and was wondering if I might be able to read it out in my podcast for advanced learners of English. Please get in contact if interested. You can listen to the short story ‘Playing with Fire’ on the linked website to get an idea of what I would say in the episode.
    Thank you. Best wishes,


      1. Thank you very much. I’ll send you the link when the episode is up, which should be around the end of July. Best wishes,


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