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Taken aback

Another week, another prompt from the keyboard of Charli Mills. I’m sure I have said this before but the best thing about Charli’s prompts is not the prompts themselves, even though they are excellent, but the preambles. You cannot help … 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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Making a virtue of it

Charli Mills prompts us to write about a vice April 22, 2015 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes a vice. It can be part of a character or a part of the story. … Continue reading

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What colour do you see?

When I first moved to London from Bristol, I was a bit slow off the  mark registering with the obvious services. A doctor followed an injury to an ankle. My first London dentist, a charlatan from some east European enclave … Continue reading

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Lonesome river

I’m not aquatic.   I don’t like boats, I’m not keen on water generally and swimming is my least favourite past time (after anything involving horses). So it is perhaps curious that I have indulged in not one but two … Continue reading

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Contrasting fortunes

Charli Mills continues to prompt us with a range of difficulties to overcome in our flash fiction. November 26, 2014 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story using two objects, people or ideas that don’t go … Continue reading

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When fear strikes…

I have heard it said that fear is irrational. Surely that should be instinctive? The fight or flight response and all that? After all some fears seem totally logical to me.  I mean what’s so dumb about a fear of snakes? Oh … Continue reading

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Food glorious food

Charli Mills had challenged us to write a 99 word flash with food at its core. September 3, 2014 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) include food in your story. Is it the focus or part of the … Continue reading

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