Category Archives: creative writing

A Career In Tea #blogbattle #creativefiction

Gribble Thomas felt the interview had rather got away from him, though he was confident his question would recoup any lost ground. It had started well enough. The panel of three – a grey haired elder statesman type who’d done … Continue reading

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Knees Up #carrotranch #morganandlogandoamerica

‘Aunty Madge mailed.’ ‘How is the old loon?’ ‘Fed up with lockdown, though she’s ridiculously excited she’s got a hair appointment.’ ‘What is that all about? A hair cut? Sheesh!’ ‘You’ve got none to cut. Mum always said her hair … Continue reading

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Grit And The Irony Of Brian #writephoto #shirtfiction

Grit McNoniface was a lowland troll. Unlike their better known highland cousins, lowland trolls were smooth skinned, hardworking and small. Indeed, they were so unlike the stereotypical image of a troll, that they were often mistaken for a pixie or … Continue reading

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Rocking It

‘And you’ve thought this for how long?’ ‘Eons.’ ‘Eons?’ ‘’Yes. Several eons. Many. More than a handful. A heck of a lot…’ ‘Yes, got it. For eons…’ ‘Lots of..’ ‘Lots of eons you’ve believed yourself to be..’ ‘I am stone.’ … Continue reading

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It’s Never Too Late To Die Young

Harry smiled as Melissa perched the daisy crown on his head. She pushed a grey wisp from his scalp. ‘These things used to stay put when you had hair.’ A clash of metal on metal made him start. The Assassin’s … Continue reading

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Weather Or Not #writephoto #WIP #extract

In response to the latest #writephoto’s prompt, I’ve adapted a short extract from my current WIP, a humorous fantasy novel involving a character I’ve written about before, Pearl Barley in The Surge Of The Spirits. In this section, we meet … Continue reading

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Tragedy #flashfiction

A sombre piece triggered by an item in the news last week… The gendarmerie were first on the scene. Soft insistent voices, urging her to hang on. Hang on? To what? Why? ‘What’s your name. Mademoiselle? Can you hear me.’ … Continue reading

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Inside And Out #carrotranch #flashfiction #loganandmorgan

This week’s #carrotranch prompt is July 16, 2020, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that expresses the phrase, “scream inside your heart.” Who is involved and why is the scream contained? Go where the prompt … Continue reading

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Tailored To Fit The Crime #blogbattle #shortstory #flashfiction

Detective Sergeant George Corduroy tugged at his creases, trying to sharpen them. He felt wretched and that made him feel angry. He shouldn’t be made to suffer. It wasn’t fair. It was… yes, he was being bullied. Passive aggressively. The … Continue reading

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What’s In A Name #carrotranch #morganandlogandoamerica

Logan and Morgan are still in the US, drifting around the rust belt and heading for the Ranch. Morgan got them involved in a march a few prompts ago and maybe things are taking a strange turn… ‘You okay, Morgan? … Continue reading

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