Tag Archives: short stories

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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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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Hubris and the Wall #shortstory

Hi, dear readers. Well, I’m off to the ski slopes for a week and who the heck knows what sort of wifi they’ll be. I will also be knackered and will probably fall asleep trying to write any meaningful posts (as … 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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