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Silence #shortstory #mondaymotivations

Esther Newton’s latest prompt asks for a story around silence Silence; a much misunderstood sound  Martin Thomas, the nursing home manager smiled at Greg, as he pulled the curtains back, letting in the sunshine. ‘Your father’s settled in well. He’s … Continue reading

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An Absence of Fireworks #microfiction #shortstory

In life, he was a fizzing firework of a man, exploding with anger and good humour in the same moment, showering sparkles and emitting sparks in equal measure. That isn’t the man in front of me, a reedy desiccated version … Continue reading

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Facing the Future #prompt #Mondaymotivations

Esther Newton has given us a prompt for a flash fiction piece. Write a flash fiction piece of between 50-250 words with the following line in it somewhere: He didn’t want to turn around; he knew just what he’d see … Continue reading

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How I Wrote My Nanthology

Esther Newton, at her eponymous blog has kindly posted an article I wrote for her on how I came to spend November writing my Nanthology. Please have a look at Esther’s blog here; she’s a great inspiration to and supporter … Continue reading

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Nanthology – Mean Girls

Nanowrimo is a compelling challenge to write 50,000 words during November: that’s an average of 1667 words per day. My plan is to write a set of 30 short stories each 1667 words long instead.  Each story comes from a prompt, a lot from fellow … Continue reading

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Nanthology – The Final Journey

Nanowrimo is a compelling challenge to write 50,000 words during November: that’s an average of 1667 words per day. My plan is to write a set of 30 short stories each 1667 words long instead.  Each story comes from a prompt, a lot from fellow … Continue reading

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A Life Spared

Esther Newton throws out a variety of writing challenges here. Her blog is full of great stuff, tips as well as competitions you may want to enter. This week’s writing challenge was to include these words in a piece of poetry … Continue reading

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