Monday, 13 July 2015

Mourning After

A happy discovery this morning -- Unbroken Journal have published "Mourning After"! It's a flash fiction piece about a man regretting his one-night stand.

This was actually published a couple of weeks ago, but I only found out today via a flash fiction mailing list.

And look at this cracking review that a nice lady wrote about it! :-)

Flash Fiction chosen by Grace Black.

"Mourning After" by Mark Farley via Unbroken Journal

This is the exact form of micro flash I consume for breakfast. Screw the food pyramid, this is flash built from the ground, layer by layer. Great read.

Thursday, 9 July 2015


Thank you to Your Daily Poem for publishing my fun little poem "Insomnia"!

Here's the text, in case the link isn't working:

Wide awake at 5 AM
And lo, the Brain is ticking
In the mind, a keyboard taps
And a mouse is clicking

Brain is doing overtime
It makes me want to weep
Brain is up and wants to work
When I just want to sleep

Go to bed, you silly Brain
Rest your weary head
You've been working through the night
While Body is in bed.

Brain trying to be helpful, by

Monday, 6 July 2015

First Assignment

Saturday Night Reader magazine have published my "First Assignment" story! It's about a woefully underqualified hitman who's waiting to perform his first job.

This is my second paid piece... and it's also the second acceptance I've had for something I wrote back when I was a mere teenager! That's two confidence boosters in one! :-)

Sunday, 5 July 2015

"Head Case" wins a prize!

Happy news! "Head Case" was chosen as "Story of the Month" on!

And there was a prize too! My first ever payment for a piece of writing! :-)