Category Archives: creative writing

Clouds On The Horizon #writephoto

This week’s #writephoto prompt took me in a somewhat bizarre direction. I blame the weather… Arturo Despot shuffled his feet nervously. He’d been sure he’d come up with a nailed on certainty, but pleasing Artemis Poltroon was not easy. Not … Continue reading

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Fishy Business #writephoto

This weeks prompt for #writephoto takes us underwater ‘Finn, they’re here.’ Finn Perch put down the dish cloth and flicked his tail. ‘Why are you whispering? They will see your bubbles.’ Gill Perch hissed and the elderly fish rolled his … Continue reading

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A Pause For Thought #writephoto

The below extract is part of a paper recently submitted to the United Nations Committee on Climate Change When you peel back the layers of the multiverse, you uncover a myriad of types of existence. From super intelligent biroid life … Continue reading

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The Sweet Art Of Taking Criticism – Learning To Roll With The Punches

When I was in the second form (what is now year 8 in English schools), my English master, Mr Doubleday*, asked us to start writing a book. That was the gist of his challenge though how he set it up … Continue reading

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A Room With A View #writephoto #humour

This week’s #writephoto prompt is ‘I think you need to see this, your magnificence.’ Pontius Soffit, Lord High Presence, First of his Largeness and general sorter-outer for His Maj Prince Delicate squinted at the gold speaking tube. When a flunkey … Continue reading

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Never Doubt A Myth #blogbattle #shortfiction

This month’s #blogbattle prompt is ‘myth’ which you can find here. Gideon Parchment eyed the newcomer warily. He disliked Wednesdays and this was a particularly friable example of his midweek malaise. And now this, another smarty-pants, he thought. Still, the … Continue reading

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Cakes, Cows And Comics #writephoto #flashfiction

This week’s #writephoto prompt is ‘What do we have, Dumbbell?’ Inspector Mervin Plectrum shuffled awkwardly into the small wooden hide and nodded his thanks as a small constable gave him some binoculars. ‘Just one, the rest are across the river.’ … Continue reading

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Come Friendly Clouds, You Aren’t Fit For Humans Now #shortstory #humour

Jonathan Isobar rubbed his eyes and sighed. This was ridiculous. How did they think he did his job? Magic? His desk phone rang and he jabbed his finger on the speaker button. ‘What, Sprinkle?’ Sprinkle Mizzle’s chirpy voice, redolent of … Continue reading

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Cool For Cats #carrotranch #loganandmorgan

This week’s #carrotranch prompt is June 24, 2021, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about a cat named Rainbow on an outdoor adventure. Rainbow is any cat of any identification. What would draw a cat … Continue reading

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The Perils Of Animating Wood #writephoto

This week’s #writephoto is this ‘Of course I’m cross. Bloody furious if you must know.’ Oodle Knotbeam glared at Barke Saprising. ‘Look at me.’ Barke sighed. Once upon a time carving a living sculpture led to praise, thanks even. You … Continue reading

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