Tag Archives: Jane doughtery

Shadows #poem #poetry

A year ago I posted this in response to a prompt based on a Munch painting ‘Moonlight’. I thought you might enjoy a reprise. My Life as a Shadow Most people would say I’m a saddo If I told the … 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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The Eyes Have It #microfiction

 (this is an extract from Fairylands: their Rise and Fall by Gideon the Good (self-declared)) It’s natural for parents to want the best for their spawn. There you are, holding your slimy little successor and imagining what he/she will do … Continue reading

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making the beast of it… #microfiction

Jane Dougherty hasn’t prompted us for a while but this is her latest, and frankly extraordinary picture prompt. The Beach Bum Horacio Stool felt his new job as beach attendant was a step up from burger flipper and, before that, … Continue reading

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And on the twenty-seventh day… #microfiction #flashfiction

Jane Dougherty’s microfiction prompt this week is  Eve squeezed her eyes shut. Bloody Adam hadn’t watered the Tree again and they all knew where that would lead. ‘Hey, matey-boy. Stop writing poetry and do something useful.’ ‘Hmm?’ Adam appeared lost … Continue reading

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The Memory River #microfiction

Another picture prompt from Jane Doughtery Millicent Mercury visited the river every day, accompanied by her dog, Rufus. Rufus knew they would stay by the bank for a while and settled to his customary pose, watching for anyone who might … Continue reading

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Being a Dragon isn’t easy #microfiction #flashfiction

Jane Doughtery has found another intriguing image this week for her microfiction prompt So what is inside a dragon’s egg? ‘Bloody hell, John. I know this is an Easter marathon but it’s bad enough doing it dressed as reject dragons from … Continue reading

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