Kayleigh began her career as a performance poet for several years, working with various theatres and organisations in the North of England. She took a break to focus on fiction, and flash fiction more recently. She graduated with a First from the University of Manchester in July, and will begin her MA: Creative Writing course at Nottingham Trent University in September.
Her work has appeared online with Lunate Fiction, Ink, Sweat and Tears, Polyphony (UoM) and The Hearth Magazine. A few stories are forthcoming with Fruit Journal, The Bitchin’ Kitsch, Dead Skunk Magazine, With Confetti, and Mixed Mag.
She writes about the domestic, the near, but makes it surreal, strange, dreamlike. Her fiction explores her heritage, family, childlike wonder with mature cynicism, and her flash fiction re-evaluates beauty and closeness with a sharp, almost blunt edge.