Category Archives: miscellany

How The Stars Aligned #carrotranch #flashfiction

Comets shoot across the skies like luminescent smears of silent light. At the Carrot Ranch this week they portend what exactly…? August 16, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about a comet. You can … Continue reading

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Heads, Tails And Everything In between #writephoto #shortfiction

Sue Vincent’s #writephoto this week is    Alderman Montgomery Blush coughed. ‘If I could call the meeting to order? I…’ He glanced to his left. ‘Perhaps I’ll let Vincent introduce the next item.’ Monty thought Vincent Van Grot resembled a … Continue reading

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Remember #poem #poetry

Christina Rossetti wrote Remember as a paean to her lover, a poem for someone about to die. It’s rather heartbreaking. Me, I’m in Edinburgh, at the Fringe and, well, it’s rather uplifting. Ephemeral, sure but with curios aplenty. And some … Continue reading

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The Sight Of One’s Voice

’Find your voice,’ say the writing seers, as you dip your toe into the blogging and authoring world. Which is odd when you think you are writing to be read not heard – unless you’re going straight to Audible, a … Continue reading

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The Future Of TV #flashfiction #Ichallengeyou

‘And… cut. Well done everyone. Take five and we’ll be back after the adverts.’ ‘Harry, can I have a word.’ ‘I’m a bit busy Maureen. Can it wait?’ ‘It’s just I was down by the screen, keeping the sweat off…’ … Continue reading

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Bridging The Gap #walking #london #thames

It’s been so hot and dry in London for over 2 months that my regular walks with Dog have been curtailed. He’s not been happy. Wednesday was different. Clouds had rolled in, a breeze had been evident and a front … Continue reading

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What Is The Moon Made Of? #shortstory #blogbattle #scifi

‘What’s your excuse?’ Gideon opened one eye and took in the woman next to him. She hadn’t been there when they’d taken off. She appeared distracted, her eyes roaming the cabin for something, someone. ‘Do I need one?’ Briefly she … Continue reading

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