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A Little Light Dusting #mondaymotivations #flashfiction

Esther Newton’s Monday Motivations series gives us three words; I chose Euphoria Making the Best of It Euphoria Plain lay back on the blanket and grinned; it had all turned about so well. Why on earth had she worried? Meeting … Continue reading

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A Spiky Story #blogbattle #shortstory

Rachael Ritchey has a prompt/challenge at her Blog Battle blog and this week it is to use the word ‘Thorn’ and a genre of fan fiction. No idea if I’m even close to complying with the rules but here goes  … Continue reading

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Two into one: will it go? #cleavepoem #poetry

Jane Doughtery has given us the challenge to write a cleave poem. This is an odd form, two poems cleaved into one. You can read it as a whole or as two separate poems. At least that’s the idea. I’ve … Continue reading

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Life Lessons

Jane Dougherty has a regular poetry challenge. This one – the Novo Otto – has echoes of my favourite sonnets so I thought I’d give it a whirl. There were tasks when I were a lad That I was taught … Continue reading

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If you were making a Christmas card…

Our much loved (*ahem, cough*) Prime Minister has been criticised (*surely some mistake*) for using a picture of him and his missus in front of the door at No 10 for his Crimbo card this year. Which set me thinking. … Continue reading

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Free writing challenge

I’m a sucker for a writing challenge and Sue Vincent has tagged me for this one. Part of it is not to read the challenge until you are ready to go and I nearly fell foul of breaking that rule … Continue reading

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