Category Archives: creative writing

Two Becomes One #shortfiction

They stopped the wheelchair to let him look along his arbour one last time, whispering in foggy ears for him to stir. He didn’t move and they turned, saddened at his incomprehension, but letting him have a private moment.He smiled … Continue reading

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Taking The Top Off, Reprise #writephoto

This short piece was prompted by Sue Vincent, back in February 2018. Thanks, Sue, for so many of these. Sue Vincent’s latest #writephoto prompt is  There is no accurate record of when the land became infertile but certainly before the … Continue reading

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Death And Taxes #writephoto #humour #creativewriting

This was written in response to this week’s #writephoto prompt ‘About bloody time.’ Jefferson Holepunch rubbed his arms, against the wind. ‘If I’d known it would be so long, I’d have worn a cardy.’ ‘I’M SORRY. UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES.’ ‘Seriously? I … Continue reading

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The Ever Afters: Behind The Scenes #fairytales #humour

Have you ever wondered what happened to the characters in fairy tales, after we leave them? Well this is where we find out. The Sergeant called the briefing to order. He eyed the ranks of weasels, foxes, wolves, snakes, skunks … Continue reading

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Pearl Barley And That Crow #writephoto

This week Sue Vincent’s #writephoto prompt is a crow. A crow so happens to feature a lot in my latest work in progress, a humorous urban fantasy based on the exploits of a character that has appeared here before, Pearl … Continue reading

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The Sue Vincent Rodeo Is Live

Yes it’s here. it’s a lovely idea and it’s got a prize attached. Read on… It’s time to saddle up and get in line, because the Sue Vincent Rodeo Classic is happening NOW at the Carrot Ranch! Writers will have … Continue reading

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Rock And A Hard Place #writephoto #creativewriting

This week’s #writephoto prompt is ‘guarded’ and this picture Jason Pondweed stopped the van and peered out of the rain smeared windscreen. This couldn’t be it, could it? He checked the clipboard listing his deliveries. Last one was ‘the Guard … Continue reading

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From One Question To The Next, Ad Infinitum #carrotranch #specialprompt

A lot of thought has gone into Charli Mills’Special prompt, here, for Sue Vincent January 28, 2021, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about life as a river of consciousness. Think about the possibilities of … Continue reading

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The Ever Afters, Part Two; What’s In A Name #fairytales

Have you ever wondered what happened to the characters in fairy tales, after we leave them? Well this is where we find out. ‘Maybe it’s my accent.’ Rodney Drawstring, the registrar peered over his half-moon glasses, hoping his gaze was … Continue reading

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The Ever Afters – Beyond The Gingerbread #fairytales

Have you ever wondered what happened to the characters in fairy tales, after we leave them? Well this is where we find out. Hansel Grimmson narrowed his eyes. Was the marzipan soffit cracking again? He’d only recently patched it up. … Continue reading

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