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Karen Ashe was brought up in Airdrie and now lives in Glasgow with her family and crazy dog, Scout. Her first ever short story took 2nd place in the South China Morning Post short story competition and she went on to complete the MLitt in Creative Writing at Glasgow University.

Karen now spends Monday evenings in the inspiring company of Chryston Writer’s Group. She grapples with poetry and the short story, recently placing third in the FWS Easter poetry competition, and making the shortlist for the Glasgow Women’s Library Short Story competition. She also tries her hand at flash fiction and has been published online in Paragraph Planet. She has been shortlisted for the Fish Short Story and Flash Fiction prizes, the Bridport Prize for Flash Fiction, and was published in the Mslexia Curious Incidents section.