Category Archives: creative writing

Sam Smith’s Story #prompt #weirdencounters

In her post, here, Sam Smith recounted a strange encounter she had and asked us to speculate what it might mean. This is a summary of that encounter and my take on the reasons for it. Coming towards me was … Continue reading

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Corona: Part Six

Margate was drab. A mean wind blew in from the North Sea, spinning the off-shore turbines but otherwise doing little good, or so it seemed to Janice. She hunched into her coat as she walked quickly from the station, past … Continue reading

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An Opening For A Superhero

,A year ago I wrote a little piece of fantasy; today I read a description of the urban fantasy genre. I think this is a close cousin – the urbane fantasy maybe.. see what you think? The Shadow ran a … Continue reading

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Corona: Part Five #shortstory #instalments

Janice Scrutt had trouble sleeping. The idea that her marriage was – what? Illegal? Certainly immoral was horrendous. Thinking of what her own mother would say of it, with her pinched Baptist beliefs and small village certainties, she broke out … Continue reading

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Jay Hubbell #carrotranch #microhistory

Jay Hubbell was famous: congressman, judge, mining advocate. He was well-liked, a considerate family man and generous benefactor. But Jay carried a terrible secret. His beard was possessed by a malignant spirt, Orifice the Odiferous who would release odours so … Continue reading

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Smile And The World Wonders If It Is Just Wind #writephoto #fairylandtales

Worple the Cherubic rocked back and forth on the river bank, his eyes fixed on the ancient Entry Arch. Any time now, he told himself, and he’d be entering the Realm as the King’s Grin. Ever since he popped out … Continue reading

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Corona: Part Four

If you want to catch up on the previous parts, part 1 is here, part 2 here and part 3 here. Janice Scrutt racked her brains to try and think of any sort of coherent explanation for these odd events, … Continue reading

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