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Garden of Eden #shortstory #blogbattle

This is written in response to Rachael’s weekly blog battle, using the word ‘Garden’ and genre ‘Fantasy’ as prompts  Drognad the Green lent on his hoe and mopped his brow. The double suns of the First Spring were intense this … Continue reading

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Things Can Only Get Better #flashfrenzy #flashfiction

George found eye contact difficult. He’d read somewhere that you could only really make eye contact with five people a day before you frazzled your brain so he was sparing with his gaze. Some people thought him odd, others shy … Continue reading

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Crime and Misdemeanours #mondaymotivations #flashfiction

‘Zeta Hatchette, you look like a goldfish who’s had their identity stolen.’ Zeta closed her mouth. Disaster strikes and who’s in charge but Rowan Brisket. She forced a smile. ‘Flabby! Long time, no see. You a copper now?’ Rowan glowered. … Continue reading

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Always Learning #edithardeditoften

There is, truly, no such thing as the perfect piece of writing. It can always be improved. Recently I wrote  short piece for Rachael’s Blog Battle which, by public vote, won. Part of the goody bag that came with the kudos was a … Continue reading

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By Royal Appointment #writephoto #shortstory

Quinton Ghumme liked being a dentist. It was a simple existence, he felt, catering for just one part of the overly complex human body. Well paid with regular hours, he enjoyed the prestige and the recognition. But, today, 9th March, … Continue reading

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Melting In Their Arms #blogbattle #shortstory

When Captain Fr’ngg Oblique plotted the coordinates for the next planet on his list he didn’t suspect he would be the one to discover a highly-developed but unique intelligence, the first humanoid to do so. Nor did he expect to … Continue reading

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The Eye Has It #writephoto #shortstory

Sue Vincent’s #writephoto prompt is this week It was the first time the clouds had parted in generations, a small shiny space in the otherwise uniform grey. People speculated why it had happened and why here, in an obscure corner … Continue reading

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