Sharon Telfer grew up on Teesside and now lives in East Yorkshire. Her creative writing took off in 2015 when she discovered flash fiction. Her flash fiction has since been widely published and has won prizes, including the Bath Flash Fiction Award. Her stories often have a loose historical setting and she’s influenced by magical realism and fairytale, where the strange and the everyday collide. She’s one of the editing team at FlashBack Fiction, an online litmag showcasing historical flash fiction. She sharpened her editing pen on non-fiction, working for many years in charity communications and now as a freelance editor. She’s looking forward to using her Apprenticeship to develop and deepen her understanding of the distinct demands of short stories and to meet other writers who love the form.