Category Archives: writing

Through a glass, darkly #flashfiction #carrotranch

And we’re off; another Charli Mills prompt. There’s a lot to be said for reading Charli’s posts that lead to the prompt. She’s battling leaks and homelessness and red mud and a strange if compelling landscape and all the time ponders … Continue reading

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Hard Baked #prompt #shortstory #flashfiction

Jane Doughtery’s microfiction prompt this week is here Hard baked Amy Potter knew with a cold certainty that her life was about to take a downward spiral as complicated and intricate as the much-vaunted sourdough noose she had made during … Continue reading

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Festival Fun #shortstory #flashfiction #microcosms

Undercover cop/field/memoir A festival of fun Madame Dahlia read leaves; Clarissa Smyth made charms. Each year they hired a tent next to each other at the Herbs and Hope Festival. Dahlia liked it sunny with puffs of dust; Clarrie preferred … Continue reading

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Just because I’m old doesn’t make me ossified! #shortstory

Charli Mills from the Carrot Ranch prompts us thus this week August 17, 2016 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that features a fossil or uses the word in its variant forms (fossilize, dino bones, … Continue reading

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A Reminder about Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle #Comedybookweek

Just a reminder to those interested, my first book, Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle, is now free on Kindle for 5 days between 18th and 22nd July as part of Comedy Book Week. It is also free on Smashwords. I’m also … Continue reading

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A Give Away: my first book #Comedybookweek

Comedy Book Week is the baby of Anna Spoke. You can find out about it here. It is an annual event so please considering signing up to the newsletter for news of the next one. My first book Dead Flies … Continue reading

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Hexit #thoughtpiece #shortstory

Sacha Black has asked us to write about hugs, here. I know there was a word limit but it didn’t happen. Sorry Hug let out a sigh. It had been a tiring day, gripping for so long every part of … Continue reading

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On the crest of a wave #writephoto

Horace never knew real happiness. He was a freak, an anomaly, in some eyes an abomination. In every respect he fitted the label ‘hippopotamus’ save one: pigmentation. Not content with being albino, Horace’s genetic mutation had turned him translucent; so … Continue reading

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Paying the Price #shortstory #prompt

‘I’m having this dream. It starts with me in the dark. Gradually my eyes adjust. At first I don’t hear anything but as the shapes appear the noises start, like a cawing like crows only deeper…’ ‘Are they birds?’ ‘I … Continue reading

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Stranger Than Fiction #shortstory #flashfiction

Professor Nodrog El Drap, Emeritus Chair of Narco-Selfimaging at Oxford removed the simple headskin. He felt tired and had the beginnings of a migraine, a not unusual occurrence for a dream analyst and especially so, given the subject’s dreams he … Continue reading

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