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Q & A with author J A Keogh author of Restore to Factory Settings

We think Restore to Factory Settings the title from a micro by UK writer, J A Keogh, is a great headline for the fifth Bath Flash Fiction Award Anthology. Here, he writes more about the story and about writing flash, which he’s had much success at, after only writing in this form for a year. He was hooked when he read last year’s anthology, With One Eye On The Cows. and it’s particularly gratifying that one of our anthologies inspired him. A goal of BFFA has always been to encourage writers to read and write flash fiction. His story is the last one of the 136 fictions in the anthology, which you can buy from adhocfiction.com and from Amazon in different countries in both paperback and ebook formats.
As the anthology cover picture has the rusty background, I suggested authors might take a picture of the book with something rusty. Justin’s found a great image of a rusty couple in a boat. We thought they might be the couple in his story, who, he says below, have ‘a mutual addiction to impermanence’. Read in Full

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Coming soon! Restore to Factory Settings, Bath Flash Fiction Vol. 5

We’re thrilled to reveal the cover of the fifth anthology from Bath Flash Fiction Award published by Ad Hoc Fiction. The title, Restore to Factory Settings, is from a story by UK writer, J A Keogh and is the last story printed in the book. We thank him very much for the inspiration. Previously, our covers have featured an Art Deco style plait, lobsters, an echo of the Highway Code in the UK, the head of a wonderful cow and we think this might be our favourite cover yet, again designed by Ad Hoc Fiction.

The book, of course, is also amazing inside with 136 stories from the three 2020 Awards, the selections by our three judges, Santino Prinzi, Mary Jane Holmes and Nod Ghosh at the beginning of the book and our editor’s choices,the rest of the longlisted stories arranged after these. Such a wonderful variety of flash fictions to read.
Restore to Factory Settings will be released on Friday 4th December and available to buy from Ad Hoc Fiction and Amazon in paperback and ebook formats. Complementary copies will be posted to all the authors who have stories in the book.There are many countries represented in the anthology and we hope writers will send pictures of them in their different locations when they arrive. It is always really fun to see those pictures. We’ll make a New Year’s Gallery and hope they will all get to their destinations by January 1st.
Our 17th Award is judged by Charmaine Wilkerson and closes February 7th. Earlybird reduced cost entries are available until December 13th. Buy now and enter later for a chance of being in our 2021 anthology.

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