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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 … Continue reading

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Waiting #writephoto

Sue Vincent’s #writephoto prompt is ‘Hello. Lovely evening.’ ‘Yes.’ ‘Balmy. Given the time of year.’ ‘Indeed.’ ‘Mind if I…? ‘Sure.’ ‘Funny, isn’t it? The sea.’ ‘Funny?’ ‘You know. How it looks, you know, not like water.’ ‘No.’ ‘No?’ ‘Yes.’ ‘Ha! … Continue reading

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Two Telegrams #carrotranchcompetition #rodeo

I entered the Carrot Ranch competition #5 and to my surprise gained a judge’s pick – sort of honourable mention I think. Here is my entry  Betty and Ethel linked arms. This waltz was their dance. As Betty, straight-backed and … Continue reading

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On The Edge Of A Raindrop

I don’t promote many books but this is by the consummate writer of flash fiction, Sarah Brentyn. If you don’t know Sarah’s work but enjoy quality flash and micro fiction, go buy it, or rather get it as it’s free … Continue reading

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Next to Godliness #janedoughtery # microfiction #flashfiction

Jane Doughtery’s prompt comes with this pciture Hands  Francesca Skylark spent her whole life fighting disease. As a girl she nursed her twin sister back to health through, first, scarlet fever and, later, measles. At 15 she watched helplessly as … Continue reading

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Pink Radios and Champagne – the Art of being Cosy #carrotranch

The last prompt from the Carrot Ranch is here December 29, 2016 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a cosy story. What is it to be cosy, to experience Danish hygge? It doesn’t need to be culture-specific, … Continue reading

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Eat or Be Eaten #writephoto #shortstory #flashfiction

‘And this week on Eat or be Eaten we are going through the Archimedes window. And our guest is Mr Colin Odysseus of Epic Villas, Cheam. Now Mr Odysseus, or can I call you Colin?’ ‘I prefer the Traveller, Mrs … Continue reading

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