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How Many Tea Leaves Are There In A Tea Bag #flashfiction #interview technique

A recent article in the Guardian was sent to me by a friend on new interview techniques, suggesting I might like to create a little flash piece from it. Here is the article, and here is the flash… ‘I think … 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 … 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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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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Rebel Yell? More like a whisper.

January 6, 2016 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a rebellion. Is it one a character fights for or is it one another suppresses? Explore what makes a rebellion, pros or cons. Use past or current rebellions … Continue reading

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Mary’s Story

In my absence there has been some progress in Mary’s on running story. For those who like to follow her, here is the latest episode. Picture This ‘Are you Mary North?’ ‘Yes.’ ‘Sorry to disturb. We’ve bought 52 Rose Street. … Continue reading

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The Life Aquatic

What do you see when you look at this picture? That’s what we are asked by Charli Mills and her latest prompt? May 27, 2015 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story, using the above photo … Continue reading

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It’s a mystery…

This is Charli Mills latest prompt May 20, 2015 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write about an old mystery in the current time. Is it a discovery? Is it solved? Does it no longer matter, or does … Continue reading

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Community Chest

In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that shows a hard place and a connection. It could be a prisoner who discovers friendship; a cedar that grows from a crack in a cliff; an abandoned dog rescued … Continue reading

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