Fiction Map With The Bristol Short Story Trail

150213-story-trail-posterHere’s an interesting new way of combining short stories, modern tech and maybe even a bit of exercise. The Bristol Story Trail, due to start on 15th February 2015, is a new, off-beat way to explore Bristol by following a series of short fictions. Story locations are tagged on Google Maps and, once found, will reveal a QR code unlocking a link to a short story associated with that place.

By following the trail and discovering locations, new secrets and tales will be revealed in places which were previously unnoticed.

The project coordinators Dreams of a Shadow are collaborating with published authors and budding writers in Bristol to map the city through the magic of storytelling alongside Bristol Storyfest 2015.

I have contributed a story, called Two by Two and there’s probably still time for other writers to share their work. Stories can be as little as 50 words, or up to 1,000 and should be based in Bristol (loosely in the area around Spike Island).

Stories included in the Bristol Story Trail will feature in exhibitions later in the year, with any contributors fully credited and promoted. For more information, or to email your submissions contact

You can follow the project on Twitter @DoaSLiveFiction (#BristolStoryTrail #WritingTheCity) and keep an eye out for new stories on the Bristol Story Trail website.