A TRICKY DANCE
My flash fiction novella A Tricky Dance was published by Alien Buddha on 7 January 2024. Copies can be purchased from Amazon in the UK and USA or if you would like a signed copy, you can purchase directly from me.
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You can hear me read two stories from the novella-in-flash here
ABOUT A TRICKY DANCE
A Tricky Dance is a delightful immersion into the life of Elspeth, a 1970s young teenager always on the edge of not belonging, but never giving up. The day-to-day situations Elspeth negotiates at school and at home are vividly depicted and realistic. Diane Simmons is brilliant at showing the ups and downs of friendships and life in a single parent family and how Elspeth’s longing to dance is finally realised. From the first page, you’ll be with this feisty, yet sensitive girl all the way.
~Jude Higgins, writer and Director of Ad Hoc Fiction
Diane Simmons explores the tricky dance of adolescence in this affecting novella-in-flash. My heart ached for Elspeth whose tough as nails exterior hides a young girl’s yearning to fit in. As the story concludes, Elspeth begins to find her place on the dance floor, with this reader cheering her on. Endearing, moving, satisfying.
~Damhnait Monaghan, author of the award-winning novel New Girl in Little Cove