Delighted to be a reader for the FlashFlood online journal of stories which will go live on National Flash Fiction Day, Saturday, 6 June. One of the things I like about the FlashFlood is the opportunity for writers worldwide to send in either a new story or a previously published one. In 2018, I submitted one of my favorite chapters from How to Make a Window Snake, my Bath Novella-in-Flash Award- and Saboteur Award-winning story. Each chapter of the novella was meant to hold up as a stand-alone piece and I felt that American Music captured the heart of what I was thinking about as I wrote this novella about the sometimes joyful chaos that holds a family together in the face of tragedy. Submissions for the 2020 Flash Flood open at 00:01 BST on Monday, 25 May and close at 23:59 BST on Sunday, 31 May.