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Growing Young, Spitefully #writephoto #creativefiction #humour

This week’s #writephoto prompt is Tot Bedlam, the longest surviving NamUh rattled the keyboard with his fleshly inept fingers, ruing how the ageing process had rid him of his crusty dexterity and left him with these pliable dumplings at the … Continue reading

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Cliff Hanging #writephoto #drama

This week’s #writephoto prompt is Arnold Droplozenge looked out of his back door at the cerulean sky and the bubbling clouds. Another lovely dawn promising a fine, mild day. Perfect for a stroll… if only. He forced his gaze to … Continue reading

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The Tribute #humour #blogbattle

This month’s #blogbattle prompt is ‘Tribute’ Torpid Whirlpool sucked the top of his pencil and not for the first time wondered which twisted capricious deity had decided he was the person to craft a suitable tribute to Gideon Numbthighs, the … Continue reading

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Doors, Ancient And Modern #carrotranch #flashfiction #loganandmorgan

This weeks #carrotranch prompt is August 5, 2021, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about an open door. It can be literal or metaphorical. What is behind the door? Who is seeking and why? As … Continue reading

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Death And The Arch Of Inheritance #writephoto #humour #shortfiction

This week’s #writephoto prompt is Colonel Pilkington Pinke-Tassel (scion of the Andover Pinke-Tassels, Duke of Much Nobbing and heir to the Softbot Haemorrhoid cream empire) allowed himself a moment of considered reflection. Once he passed through the Arch of Inheritance … Continue reading

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Fishy Business #writephoto

This weeks prompt for #writephoto takes us underwater ‘Finn, they’re here.’ Finn Perch put down the dish cloth and flicked his tail. ‘Why are you whispering? They will see your bubbles.’ Gill Perch hissed and the elderly fish rolled his … Continue reading

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A Pause For Thought #writephoto

The below extract is part of a paper recently submitted to the United Nations Committee on Climate Change When you peel back the layers of the multiverse, you uncover a myriad of types of existence. From super intelligent biroid life … Continue reading

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The Sweet Art Of Taking Criticism – Learning To Roll With The Punches

When I was in the second form (what is now year 8 in English schools), my English master, Mr Doubleday*, asked us to start writing a book. That was the gist of his challenge though how he set it up … Continue reading

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A Room With A View #writephoto #humour

This week’s #writephoto prompt is ‘I think you need to see this, your magnificence.’ Pontius Soffit, Lord High Presence, First of his Largeness and general sorter-outer for His Maj Prince Delicate squinted at the gold speaking tube. When a flunkey … Continue reading

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Never Doubt A Myth #blogbattle #shortfiction

This month’s #blogbattle prompt is ‘myth’ which you can find here. Gideon Parchment eyed the newcomer warily. He disliked Wednesdays and this was a particularly friable example of his midweek malaise. And now this, another smarty-pants, he thought. Still, the … Continue reading

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