David Borrowdale trained in genetics before he realized he preferred manipulating words to DNA. Now he is part of the editorial team of a major scientific publisher. When not grappling with the minutiae of biology textbooks, he writes flash fiction and short stories and runs the Reflex Fiction flash fiction competition. His writing has been published in Five Hundred Words of Magic: A Flash Anthology and the charity anthology Flashdogs Vol II: Solstice. He lives in Oxford.