British Flash – individual story blurbs

Worst Pub in London by JL Merrow

Josh finds working at the Forlorn Hop duller than ditchwater—until a tall, dark stranger walks in and he’s swept off his feet. Literally.

Our Place by Clare London

How can you know someone through short trousers, spots and secondary education, and then when they’re a man and you’re still beside them, find some other yearning for them?

We’ll Always Have Brighton by Zahra Owens

Two men meet on a cold and rainy day in Brighton They have a painful history and they have a hotel room—can they forgive each other before they go inside?

Commission and Omission by Charlie Cochrane

Arromanches, 1994. Visits to the D-day beaches have become a pilgrimage for Stephen. He counts his life as starting in 1939 and finishing in 1944. Here.

Paint by Stevie Carroll

Her most successful art has been created on living human bodies, and at last she has found her muse: Layla. Now, working with a different type of pigment, artist and muse can create a work of art for their eyes – and lips – alone.

Ben’s New Colleague by Serena Yates

When Ben Imberg’s secret crush leaves for Scotland to be with his new boyfriend, Ben is devastated. Meeting Ron Linsley, the new head of the Science Department at the Komlos Foundation, however, gives him new hope…

Giving It Up by Josephine Myles

Gay men can’t donate blood without breaking the rules, can they? A student protester caught in the act is mortified to have to explain himself to the bloke he fancies.

Thoughts in Spring by Mara Ismine

Ash is looking forward to a peaceful weekend—but a rook with other things on the brain messes up his plans and his house at the same time. Will Ash survive the weekend with his sanity intact? Will the rook keep its feathers?

Mouth Almighty by Victoria Blisse

Boyfriends Ben and Pete share everything, including their appreciation of good, local cheese—and the delicious young lady in the cheese shop who’s more than willing to serve them!

Reunion by Lisa Worrall

Toby had hated every second of school, so why on earth would he want to attend a reunion? Well, there was one reason – Mickey Hayes, the captain of the cricket team. But Mickey hardly knew Toby existed—or did he?

While the Boys are Away by Lucy Felthouse

Amelia’s with Toby. Gemma’s with Rob. But when the four of them go camping together, it soon emerges that Amelia and Gemma are more than just good friends!

Nessie by Caroline Stephens

The thrill of a mystery no-one’s ever solved has kept marine biologist Jude Hannigan in the Highlands for months. Now his time is up and his sunny home in Malibu calls. But quiet and sexy Callum McAllister might just tempt him to stay by the banks of Loch Ness—monster or no monster.

Slap and Motley by Sandra Lindsey

Terry and John are old friends, new lovers. But Terry doesn’t know everything about John—as an unexpected gift is about to reveal!

Like a Girl by JL Merrow

Her name’s Nina, and she punches like a girl. And what the bloody hell’s wrong with that?

Last Client by Jay Rookwood

Jon Brickman is strong. Jon Brickman is independent. Jon Brickman needs no-one’s support.

Or so he thinks.

Sunshine Superman by Elin Gregory

In the summer of ’68, Sam Yelf was young, innocent and knew all the words to Donovan’s ‘Sunshine Superman’ by heart. Forty-odd years on he might be a little hazy about lyrics but there are things, and people, whose memory will never fade.

Escape to the Country by Stevie Woods

It wasn’t to escape the pressure of a Season in London that Stephen and Andrew left town for the country. It was for the privacy, the freedom, in which they could express their love for each other.

Prince Charming’s Buttons by Stevie Carroll

Ash slides between genders off stage as easily as changing from one role to another on stage. As both Jen’s girlfriend and Colin’s boyfriend and with their current production of Cinderella drawing to a close, Ash needs to take the next step in managing the two relationships.

Yesterday Upon the Stair by Erastes

Old lovers, reunited. But the years they were apart have marked them both.

Benefits of Peace by Alex Beecroft

In the balmy summer days of the 1930s, what could be more peaceful than punting on the Cam? But punting, Timothy discovers, is harder than it looks. Still, with a handsome English student to befriend, fortune favours the brave, does she not?

They Who Come After the Stories End by Sophia Deri-Bowen

Everyone knows the great love stories: Jane Eyre and Mr Rochester, Rick and Ilsa, Scarlett and Rhett. But what of those stories that were thought of, but never written, the ones that lived only in daydreams? Meet Tup and Davies—two characters who might have been.