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I got some pretty fantastic news last Friday. The Franklin's Second Tale, one of my 'Lost' Canterbury Tales has been accepted for publication in the 2014 Crime Writers' Association anthology.

The anthology is to be published by Severn House Publishers and will be titled Guilty Parties.

The Franklin's Second Tale is one of my shorter Tales and was originally written up as a prose piece. I wrote it on a bus that got involved in a traffic accident, and while we were waiting for the police to arrive on the scene I finished it off. The following day I wrote it out as a 40-line abridged Tale and the day after that fleshed it out to a lean 66 lines.

When the editor of the CWA anthology contacted me, I got down to writing a brief prologue and epilogue, so that it could boast it to be a fully-fledged Canterbury Tale. The editor liked the addition, so Bob's your uncle.

That's a third 'Lost' Tale either accepted for publication or already published. Hopefully in the next couple of months I'll have another success to boast of.

Below are links to my Canterbury Tale published by Coscom Entertainment, my most recent Global Short Story Competition winner, my short-listed story for the National newspaper, Abu Dhabi's, annual short story competition and a story that appeared on the Every Day Fiction site - where you can leave a comment:

http://chaucers-uncle.weebly.com/index.html

http://www.inscribemedia.co.uk/assets/october-ebook.pdf

http://www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/short-story-a-day-for-decisiveness

http://www.everydayfiction.com/the-d-day-diorama-by-paul-a-freeman/#comments

Happy writing!

 


FHLee
01/09/2014 07:07

Considering you mentioned leaving crime behind for a life of rhyme, so gratifying for you to see them merged now. Splendid stuff! FHL

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