Free Flash Fiction are pleased to offer a Critique Service.

The critique of your flash fiction will include a general analysis of your work, a line edit to highlight manuscript faults, and an overall analysis that will offer suggestions for improvement. The cost will be £9.50 for a flash fiction story up to 500 words via PayPal / Stripe and £8.00 via BACS payment. ( please get in touch via for details of how to pay via BACS ).

Your flash fiction will critiqued by Mechiel Boshoff. 

Mechiel Boshoff is a Cape-Town-based writer and editor. He writes predominantly for film/TV but, since obtaining his master's in Creative Writing from the University of Oxford, has also begun enjoying the challenge of prose fiction. Mechiel is the 2022 recipient of the Writers Guild of South Africa's Best Emerging Writer Award. His short story "The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Gardening in South Africa" can be read online at

Below are some of the comments / feedback Mechiel has received for his critiques...


'Please pass on my thanks to Mechiel, his analysis is insightful and it has taught me so much already.'


'Mechiel has nailed the general analysis, once again. Very insightful and intuitive and indeed I will indeed extend this piece.'


'Thank you for the great critiques and a prompt reply. I found the suggestions very helpful.'


'Mechael is thorough and professional and I would use his services again.'


'Firstly thank you for your impressive and detailed critique of my two stories in November 2022. I found your suggestions very helpful indeed .'



After you receive your critique FFF will answer questions and offer assistance with a view to you getting the best out of your critique - you can email anytime -

Flash Fiction - Critique
Price: £9.50