Category Archives: creative writing

Fire And Earth #carrotranch #creativewriting #loganandmorgan

‘Why the long face, Morgan?’ ‘It’s Mum.’ ‘Really? Is she ill?’ ‘She’s planning her funeral.’ ‘Some people do. Was she miserable?’ ‘Not at all. Quite energised.’ ‘That’s good.’ ‘Is it?’ ‘What did she say?’ ‘She wants to choose her music. … Continue reading

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Pearl Barley And The Seven Gnomes (Oh, And A Stone Frog)

‘What is it, girlfriend?’ Pearl Barley, five foot and small change and built for comfort not speed hurried towards her front door. Her hair pulled her back. ‘Hold on. We’re not going out with me looking like an overwrought bramble … Continue reading

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Lost In Translation #carrotranch #prompt #flasfiction

‘You look smart, Morgan. In court?’ ‘Ha. I’m meeting a rather special person. Very influential. I hope he can help me.’ ‘How?’ ‘He understands how the system works, you know, all those back passages.’ ‘Corridors of power?’ ‘Exactly.’ ‘A sort … Continue reading

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The Control Of Poetry (All Forms) Regulations 2019 #writephoto #flashfiction

 The angels wings sussurated the glory and… ‘Hello? Excuse me.’ Jon Nobble frowned and looked away from his notebook. He’d just released the essence of his muse and he really did not need any sort of interruption to his flow. … Continue reading

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Dalby Udder’s Cunning Apprenticeship #writephoto

Dalby Udder’s school days had been memorable in one respect. He had failed to do much forward planning. Even choosing a pudding before he had eaten his main course proved an intellectual challenge too far. So it was no surprise … Continue reading

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It Shouldn’t Happen… But It Did: The Dye and the Doberman #lawyerlytales

Silvertown is part of the former docklands out east of Canary Wharf and still a poor, tired and industrial area. But as the need for housing grows, those sites, especially with a river frontage, like Silvertown become valuable for residential … Continue reading

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I’m A Celebrity: Get Over It. #flashfiction #microcosms

Dune Roamin’ The contestants for the charity version of ‘Nothing Ventured’ shifted uneasily as they stared at the unbroken horizon of baking sand. The presenter smirked. ‘You have two days to survive. And remember it’s all in a good cause.’ … Continue reading

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