The Not So Stories

Prof Rod Griffiths has always admired Kipling’s Just So Stories. Kipling was expansive in his style and enjoyed playing with words. For example, we are told that the Whale: “ate the Starfish and the Garfish, and the Crab and the Dab, and the Plaice and the Dace, and the Skate and his mate, and theContinue reading “The Not So Stories”

Aimless Fear

Get it now from Amazon, UK customers click here Non-UK customers can get it from Amazon too click here eBook: click here Rod Griffiths acknowledges ‘the fine folk who run NaNoWriMo each year. It may seem like a daft idea to write a novel in a month, but it is fun and it got theContinue reading “Aimless Fear”

Girl’s Got Rhythm

Girl’s Got Rhythm takes us on an urban journey with Morning Town Ride. Feel the emotional directness of Illumined. He Sits and Waits highlights the sadness of dementia. See the homeless in Spilt Milk. The Silence of Emptiness expresses lovelorn loss. Chill to the vampirical He Drinks Blood. Lamb and Hollyhock Noir revel in thingsContinue reading “Girl’s Got Rhythm”

Chatterton

GREAT NEWS! Chatterton is out as an eBook! To read on Kindle and other platforms click here. A limited first edition of 50 copies of this pamphlet signed by the author. PAPERBACK VERSION–SOLD OUT! UK postage: Non-UK postage: Black Pear Press published ‘Chatterton’, a series of poems about the 17 year old starving poet inContinue reading “Chatterton”

Look out Kidderminster! Black Pear Press at BHG!

If you missed our Launch event in December, here’s a second chance. Black Pear Press will launch their Short Stories Anthology 16:30 Sunday 16 March in Kidderminster DY10 1EW at The BHG (Boar’s Head Gallery), the venue used for Mouth & Music. The stories in the anthology reflect the diverse talents of people living andContinue reading “Look out Kidderminster! Black Pear Press at BHG!”

Flashes of Fiction

As Mike Alma says, ‘You are getting 73 … yes, 73 different stories in one book.” All this for just £5.00 plus P&P. Following our fabulous launch event, UK customers can get the anthology ‘Flashes of Fiction’ via PayPal Non-UK customers can purchase the anthology here:   The print and eBook are available from AmazonContinue reading “Flashes of Fiction”

LitFest Flash Anthology Launch

Worcestershire LitFest and Fringe is launching the second Flash Fiction anthology from writers in the WLF Flash Fiction competition. Black Pear Press is pleased to publish this anthology. Selected writers will be reading their Flashes Sunday 19 January 2014, starting at 4pm. Competition organiser and judge, Lindsay Stanberry-Flynn, and judge Calum Kerr, will be atContinue reading “LitFest Flash Anthology Launch”