Category Archives: creative writing

Tea and Crumpet

Colin had not felt this way for a long time, but then again it had been a while since he had drunk tea. Being brought up, surrounded by the aged and the permed, he developed something of an aversion to … Continue reading

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Beware A Politician’s Gift #flashfiction

She remembered two things from her first day as a minister – all political careers end in failure and nothing’s forgotten more quickly than a reshuffled minister. And here she was being reshuffled to let ‘Big Beast’ Bertrand Collins back … Continue reading

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Choosing Isn’t Easy

I hosted a small writers’ retreat this weekend gone. Each of us was at a different stage in production of our latest work. In my case I’ve been editing the sequel to my first book. That edit finished on Sunday … Continue reading

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Batting For The Superheroes

‘Peace? That’s a relative concept.’ Mayor Brown scratched his head. ‘How?’ Chief Blue was a man of few words. He couldn’t see why Brown was so off. Since the Bat had upped and left following the departure of all the … Continue reading

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And The Winner Is…

I don’t do many competitions. It’s something to do with confidence and chutzpah and ego (a lack of the former and an instinct that tells me not to pander to the two latter imposters) but Dan Alatorre’s Word Weaver contest … Continue reading

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Blink And You’ll Miss It #flashfiction #carrotranch

This week’s Charli Mills’ prompt is March 29, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about fingers that fly. Think about the different ways we use our fingers and what happens when we add speed. … Continue reading

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Following In My Footsteps #microcosms #flashfiction

‘Hey, yo, moron. See.’ ‘What, spotty?’ ‘Footprints. Told you there was someone, dude.’ ‘You’re the moron. They’re yours. Ours. Mine.’ ‘Yeah, right. Like I’d fall for that trick. Geez.’ ‘I’m creeped by your stupid obsession. Talking to yourself. Don’t you … Continue reading

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