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Singapore Part 2: nature and Nationhood

What do National Celebrations tell you about a country? Its confidence? Its personality? There is a danger in stereotyping. In the UK we don’t do National Days. Partly our aggrandizing past has embedded an embarrassment that makes such an event … Continue reading

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Life, Death and Fishing #microcosms #flashfiction

Another short piece in response to the Microcosms 81 prompt Fisherman/Battlefield/memoir ‘Where do you think Grandpa is now?’ Jessie studied the old man. ‘Fishing, I’d guess. He goes a lot these days. See how he grips? Big beast he has there.’ ‘Did … Continue reading

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Soft Landing? #carrotranch #flashfiction

Charli Mills latest prompt is here July 13, 2017 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about an unexpected landing. It can be acrobatic, an unplanned move or created into a metaphor. Go where the prompt, … Continue reading

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Something To Crow About

This week’s prompt from Sue Vincent’s #writephoto stable is this  ‘Hello?’ ‘Sorry? Did you…?’ ‘Speak? Yes.’ ‘But you’re…?’ ‘A crow. Yes.’ ‘How…?’ ‘Right now ‘why’ is more pressing.’ Jim Pale stood back. This was a joke. Some teen’s trick. Or … Continue reading

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Inspector Frolick And The Case Of The Errant Fairy #microcosms #flashfiction

‘Sad day. Sad times.’ Inspector Frolick shook his head. ‘When a fairy goes bad…’ ‘Indeed sergeant. Where did the dust trail end?’ ‘The enchanted forest. We nearly had her but she’s led a charmed life.’ ‘I think a spell inside … Continue reading

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Hope Is A Four Letter Word #carrotranch #flashfiction

Charli Mills prompt is  July 6, 2017 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write about a beacon. It can be from a lighthouse or other source. Use the word literally or figuratively and go where the prompt leads you. … Continue reading

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Coming apart at the seams #microfiction #carrotranch

Charli’s prompt this week is  June 29, 2017 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about something frayed. It could be fabric, like a flag or garment. It could also be nerves or temper. What is … Continue reading

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