Tag Archives: Esther Newton

Pearl Barley And The Recalcitrant Incumbent #prompt #shortfiction

Pearl Barley stopped by the wrought iron gate and looked at the picture postcard church. Well maintained exterior – check; neatly trimmed grass – check; fresh daffodils around the lytch-gate – check; goblin in the tower – check. Yes, this … Continue reading

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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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Limes are the sourest fruit #mondaymotivations #shortstory

Esther Newton’s Monday motivation prompt is Flaskback It was just a party, a few friends. ‘Come,’ they said. It’ll get you out.’ I refused. Twice but then, well, I had to some time, didn’t I? People are kind. No comfortable … Continue reading

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It’s here (PS, no not the Bash) #newbook #anthology

So today my latest book is live! An anthology of short stories that will have something for everyone. It’s £0.99 as an ebook and as cheap as I can make it as a paperback, though I can do an author … Continue reading

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All in a Book #poetry prompt #poem

All in a Book A window on a soul The ramblings of a fool The steps towards your goal # A treatise on strange fruit How to iron a suit Cat pictures, always cute # The life cycle of the … Continue reading

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Shakespeare’s secret #sonnet #poetry #prompt

Al Lane at A Certain Point of View has been celebrating Shakespeare’s 400th thingy with his take on some of the great man’s finest. Esther Newton prompts weekly to write a poem, this week with ‘Secrets’ being the chosen word. So, … Continue reading

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A bit of Thursday Fiction

I’ve been t the dentist. So we need light relief. Here are a couple of shorts I wrote recently. The first in to a challenge from Sacha Black and the second to a prompt from Esther Newton. Good things come … Continue reading

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A brief blog from bandage-land

Ok so he’s alive and if not kicking, tapping away. Thank you to everyone who kindly sent their good wishes; they are very welcome. I have decided not to post photos of my black and white three hole putting green, … Continue reading

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