I am Allison Symes, writer of short stories (including flash fiction), novels and some poetry.  I love writing what I call fairytales with bite.  I also blog for Chandler’s Ford Today.  I am a member of the Association of Christian Writers (and am currently its Membership Secretary). I blog on their More Than Writers once monthly.

I regularly attend Winchester Writers’ Festival and the Swanwick Writers’ Summer School.

I’ve been published by Bridge House Publishing, Cafelit, Iron Press, and Chapeltown Books and previously by Shortbread Short Stories and Alfie Dog Fiction.  I’ve been published online and in print.

My flash fiction collection, From Light to Dark and Back Again, was published by Chapeltown Books in 2017.

My Amazon Author Central page can be found here.

This site will bring together my Facebook author page, my website posts and some of my Chandler’s Ford Today articles.  The focus will be on writing and I will share excerpts with links back to the original posts.

Hope you enjoy!



I have two stories in this volume of excellent short fiction.

Transforming Being Medium

Transforming Beings. Image via Bridge House Publishing


Another flash fiction piece of mine is in here. Pixabay image.


This is the first solely ebook compilation I’ve had work in – cover photo from Bridge House Publishing.


I was in this Bridge House anthology. Picture taken by Allison Symes


Another of my stories made it into this collection. Image taken by Allison Symes


It is a great joy to be published by Cafelit online and in print. Picture taken by Allison Symes


My first story appeared here. Photo taken by Allison Symes


Back cover of FLTDBA. Image by Allison Symes


Chapeltown Books have a distinctive central image in a frame such as with mine. Image by Allison Symes