Rebecca L. Brown (25) is a British writer currently based in Cardiff, South Wales where she lives with her partner and assorted menagerie. She has recently returned to writing medium-length, short and flash fiction pieces (including micro-fiction), after a short break which felt considerably longer than it was. Rebecca specialises in horror, SF, humour, surreal and experimental fiction, although her writing often wanders off into other genres and gets horribly lost.
More updates and examples of Rebecca’s work can be found on her Twitter page @rlbrownwriter
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He had a passion for bonsai; little trees lined the shelves of his greenhouse, perfect miniatures painstakingly shaped. Only an expert would know the effort which went into those gnarled little trunks, the delicate twists of the branches. Sometimes, he wished he could bonsai people, shaping his family into perfect miniatures of themselves. Live would be so much simpler.
He paused, thought for a moment, then picked up the clippers and hid them in his apron pocket. His wife would be home soon...
He wishes he was somewhere else; leaning on the kitchen countertop, he watches the party from behind dark-tinted lenses. Revelry is a spectator sport.
He doesn't do small talk. Or long, drawn-out speeches. Mostly, he doesn't talk at all. Maybe the silence makes him interesting. He shrugs to himself.
Someone has dropped a cigarette butt in his drink. Probably the short bleach-blonde with the neon pink shoes. He tips it away, pours another glass of something smooth. Across the room, a woman in an over-stretched, sequin dress is grinding her ass against a man in a novelty sombrero. He sips his drink.
We are pleased to announce that Rebecca's work will be appearing in two up-coming publications:
Towards the beginning of August, one of Rebecca's micro-fiction pieces will be appearing in Trapeze Magazine, a new Twitter-based web-zine. Follow them on Twitter @trapezemag or visit their website to read extra-short fiction pieces by Rebecca and a selection of great authors.
Also, look out for one of Rebecca's poems this Winter in issue 53 of the wonderfully-named Obsessed With Pipework poetry magazine.
Welcome to the blog of Writer / Artist Rebecca L. Brown.
You can look forward to regular updates about Rebecca's upcoming publications, random (and sometimes puzzling) thoughts and exclusive previews you won't find anywhere else.
You can follow Rebecca through twitter @rlbrownwriter to read micro-fiction and micro-poetry. Please e-mail all queries or enquiries to email@example.com. Rebecca will respond as quickly as possible but please be patient.
Rebecca hopes you'll enjoy reading her work as much as she enjoys writing it. She also hopes the giant starfish which hides under her bed will find somewhere else to live soon...