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Pearl Barley And The Mystery Of The Warl Line #shortstory #writephoto

Pearl Barley stumbled and squealed. She had the oddest sensation of being pulled back in two places: her head and her arm.  The Deacon moved alongside her.  ‘Don’t cross over until you’re covered.’ ‘Too bloody right, girl,’ said her hair … Continue reading

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When I’m Cleaning Windows #writephoto

Sue Prompt for #writephoto this week is Serge readied himself to knock on the door. It was an impressive piece of oak. ‘Just nod and smile, ok? She’s not keen on anyone new.’ Darren shuffled his feet. Serge thought him … Continue reading

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When memory isn’t enough #microcosms #flashfiction

Microcosms this week prompted us with Convict prison camp memoir Solitary Confinement Can Still Be Crowded Jospeh slumped onto the sofa, watching the flickering TV. He wondered who had turned it on. The woman fussed and talked, incoherent babble competing with … Continue reading

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The Naming Game – dangerous territory for parents #flashfiction #carrotranch

Charli’s prompt this week is about the importance of names. December 15, 2016 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) explore the importance of a name within a story. It can be naming an experience, introducing an extraordinary name, … Continue reading

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A Christmas Carol for the Post Truth World

If you haven’t seen Sally Cronin’s Smorgasbord posts of Christmas short stories (shame on you!) you may have missed my little contribution. The Fourth Plinth The world tumbled and tossed as Barry opened his eyes. It’s what booze does, he … Continue reading

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Looking for answers #carrotranch #flashfiction

Charli Mills is going all goosey on us, with her prompt from the Ranch this week December 8, 2016 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write using the word gander as a verb. A gander is a male goose, … Continue reading

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And a Time to Live #shortstory

This is the second instalment of my short story. The first part can be found here While Jim made his way back to the road and the houses, Martin and Marian Slope consulted their map and entered the wood via … Continue reading

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