Tag Archives: creative writing

A Fragmented Tale #blogbattle #shortfiction

This month’s #blogbattle prompt, here, is ‘fragment’. Please join in… ‘Yes sergeant?’ ‘Got the forensics back on the fragment, sir.’ Inspector Pertwee Chillblain leant back in his chair and allowed his stomach some room to distend. ‘Go on.’ Sergeant Beige … Continue reading

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Pyramid Stealing #shortfiction

Just trying something different here. I guess I need to continue it. Let me know if you think you’d like to hear more of these two. Oh and it’s pretty adult in the language stakes, just so you know…. Mia … Continue reading

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Culinary Appropriation #carrotranch #creativewriting

‘What’s that?’ ‘Sweet potato fries?’ ‘What’s wrong with chips?’ ‘Nothing, Logan. Just different.’ ‘When did sweet potatoes become a thing? When I was a kid there were just potatoes. Then someone adds sugar and you have these things. ‘ ‘They … Continue reading

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Good breeding #shortstory

‘Hopkins, is that a…?’ ‘Hunk, sir..’ DC Hopkins added. ‘Specifically a Henry. Good for perfect pecs, bespoke self-tatting and..’ ‘Thanks. Are they all the Henrys in there? Whatever “there” is?’ ‘A garage and sump, sir. The Henrys’ preferred environment. Anywhere … Continue reading

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Two Becomes One #shortfiction

They stopped the wheelchair to let him look along his arbour one last time, whispering in foggy ears for him to stir. He didn’t move and they turned, saddened at his incomprehension, but letting him have a private moment.He smiled … Continue reading

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Taking The Top Off, Reprise #writephoto

This short piece was prompted by Sue Vincent, back in February 2018. Thanks, Sue, for so many of these. Sue Vincent’s latest #writephoto prompt is  There is no accurate record of when the land became infertile but certainly before the … Continue reading

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Death And Taxes #writephoto #humour #creativewriting

This was written in response to this week’s #writephoto prompt ‘About bloody time.’ Jefferson Holepunch rubbed his arms, against the wind. ‘If I’d known it would be so long, I’d have worn a cardy.’ ‘I’M SORRY. UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES.’ ‘Seriously? I … Continue reading

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The Ever Afters: Behind The Scenes #fairytales #humour

Have you ever wondered what happened to the characters in fairy tales, after we leave them? Well this is where we find out. The Sergeant called the briefing to order. He eyed the ranks of weasels, foxes, wolves, snakes, skunks … Continue reading

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Pearl Barley And That Crow #writephoto

This week Sue Vincent’s #writephoto prompt is a crow. A crow so happens to feature a lot in my latest work in progress, a humorous urban fantasy based on the exploits of a character that has appeared here before, Pearl … Continue reading

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The Sue Vincent Rodeo Is Live

Yes it’s here. it’s a lovely idea and it’s got a prize attached. Read on… It’s time to saddle up and get in line, because the Sue Vincent Rodeo Classic is happening NOW at the Carrot Ranch! Writers will have … Continue reading

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