The Thin Line Between Everything and Nothing takes us to far-off countries and cultures, offering the reader a glimpse of the stories behind easily forgotten headlines, blending them with myth and magic. It is here that we meet characters often pushed to the extreme, who remind us that we are all still animals – driven by instinct and a need for protection. Woven throughout are the frequently difficult dynamics that disempower and define women, and which transcend distance and cultures. From this emerges an exploration of place and safety: how those environments we may fear as most hostile can bring us the greatest peace, while those that should promise comfort engender precisely the opposite.
Debut Collection – Out Now
Reflex Press has published my first collection of flash fiction, The Thin Line Between Everything And Nothing. Available to buy here, or contact me if you wish to buy a signed copy.
Powerful writing as strong and inspiring as the writer– Lyse Doucet, BBC Chief International Correspondent
Storm’s vision here is as aimed and searing as it is compassionate and wise– Kathy Fish, Wild Life: Collected Works
An unbeatable combination of courage and talent – Vanessa Gebbie, The Coward’s Tale
Storm’s bold, brilliant writing is international in scope, digging deep into our personal geographies, a fraught territory of experiences that connect us and make us human – Michael Loveday, Three Men on the Edge
About my writing
My writing has won the ‘I Must Be Off!’ travel writing competition, placed second at the Bath Flash Fiction Award, and been named in Best Microfictions and in the BIFFY 50. I have also been nominated for Best of the Net. My memoir, ‘Aftershocks’ was shortlisted in the 2020 Mslexia life-writing and memoir award.
I offer regular writing workshops and have been fortunate to do so as part of the Flash Fiction Festival’s series of online events in 2021, and for Northern Writer’s Studio. I have also delivered writing workshops for journalists internationally. I’m delighted to have been invited as a guest reader at Arvon’s The Hurst in April 2022. Here’s a blog I wrote for Arvon about my writing journey. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss me delivering workshops for you or your organisation.
Next Workshop Dates: March 2, 16, 30 – Details coming soon.
“Beautiful writing with a scene that gets under your skin and stays there. Poetic and sensual, with surprising turns in descriptions“
– Michelle Elvy – on my 1st place story ‘Bijihuanu’ for the ‘I Must Be Off!’ travel writing competition