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Consequences #writephoto #shortstory

Sue Vincent’s #writephoto prompt this week are two pictures Inside Out Consequences It takes one careless slip and one coincidence to threaten humanity, so fragile is our existence. D minus two: Albert Cockerill banged the dashboard of his van. Out of … Continue reading

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Realising Your Limits #parenting

March 2009 Sophie cleared the plates. Mark, her son, back from university for Easter didn’t help. In her head she told him what she thought. ‘So any plans for the summer?’ ‘Huh?’ He was already at his phone. ‘What? Yeah. … Continue reading

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The Perfect Delivery #microcosms #shortstory

This was written for Microcosms 69 using the prompt of character: Postman/mailman; place: castle; genre: romance.   ‘A new van?’ Marge walked round her son, Herbies’ shiny new vehicle. It was very red and full of fancy equipment. ‘Management have been pushing for this, ever … Continue reading

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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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