Goodbye, 2018; Hello, 2019!


Hope Smiles from the threshold of the year to come, Whispering ‘it will be happier’…” Alfred Tennyson

A year ends, another begins. It’s the perfect time to pause and reflect on my 2018 writing, to take stock of where my stories were showcased.

The shortest story published in 2018 stands at just 42 words. The longest? 680 words. 2018 will certainly be remembered as my year of short, short fiction.

My stories appeared in fifteen journals.

Many thanks to the editors of these fine zines that featured my work: r.k.v.r.y quarterlyBrilliant Flash Fiction, Fictive Dream, New World Writing, Blink Ink, The Sunlight Press, New Flash Fiction Review, Cabinet of Heed, Flash Flood Journal, Necessary Fiction, The Drabble, Former Cactus, LitroWigleaf and Fifty Word Stories.

A special thank you to the editors of The Sunlight Press, Rudri Bhat and Beth Burrell, for nominating my story, They Dance and Beckon, for the Pushcart.

Also grateful to the Soul Making Contest for picking my flash, Matter in Water, as the winning entry in the flash fiction category.

I wish for everyone a happy, healthy and productive 2019!

Author: Sudha Balagopal

Sudha Balagopal's fiction straddles continents and cultures. Her highly commended novella in flash, Things I Can't Tell Amma, was published by Ad Hoc Fiction in 2021. She is also the author of a novel, A New Dawn, and two short story collections. Her work appears in Best Microfiction and Best Small Fictions, 2022, and is listed in the Wigleaf Top 50. When she’s not writing, she teaches yoga. More at

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