Spinneyhead Books is publishing flash fiction on Google+

Spinneyhead Books has a page on Google+, which is publishing flash fiction by Ian Pattinson and Garth Owen for the folks in its circles.  These short tales will be collected and published in the future, but for now, this is the only place you can see them.

Riot Day

The Riots always started on the third Wednesday in June. The rituals and symbols differed from town to town, but they always ended with the fire.

The crowd swirled and eddied around Market Street as the panes were rolled out. Many of them were using the time to buy bricks and bottles. Perched on a vantage point up above them, on the rooftop garden of the old multi-storey, Mikey watched the activity intently. “What did you do for the first Riot Day Granddad?” he asked.

“Well, I wasn’t one of the rioters.” Mikey’s grandfather admitted. “In fact, I stopped the rioters burning down the local library.”