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Never Doubt A Myth #blogbattle #shortfiction

This month’s #blogbattle prompt is ‘myth’ which you can find here. Gideon Parchment eyed the newcomer warily. He disliked Wednesdays and this was a particularly friable example of his midweek malaise. And now this, another smarty-pants, he thought. Still, the … Continue reading

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Come Friendly Clouds, You Aren’t Fit For Humans Now #shortstory #humour

Jonathan Isobar rubbed his eyes and sighed. This was ridiculous. How did they think he did his job? Magic? His desk phone rang and he jabbed his finger on the speaker button. ‘What, Sprinkle?’ Sprinkle Mizzle’s chirpy voice, redolent of … Continue reading

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Cool Water (v2)

You kindly reviewed this story and gave me some great feedback; here’s a revision. I’d be delighted if you could have a look and see if you prefer this version or if you think there are improvements; I should add … Continue reading

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Earth To Great-Uncle Parfitt #carrotranch #prompt #loganandmorgan

This week’s #carrotranch prompt is April 22, 2021, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about earthing. Put a character’s hands, feet or body and soul into the earth. Who needs recharging? What happens between the … Continue reading

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Ups And Downs #shortstory

Sergio Pontus took his job as hangman seriously though he preferred ‘final dispatcher’ as his sobriquet. His own knot, known as the ‘Sergio Slip’ earned plaudits for being easy to make, comfortable to wear with minimal abrasions and quick to … Continue reading

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Pyramid Stealing – Part Four #shortstory #instalments

I started this story on a whim. It’s gritty and urban and not to be read immediately after a meal . This is part four and Paige is in trouble… Stupid stupid, she told herself and kept running, not daring … Continue reading

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Pyramid Stealing: Part 3 #shortstory #instalments

A short piece or grungy urban fiction, with some adult themes. This is part 3 and Paige Turner has left her terrified friend Mia to take the money and gun they found to put it back by the charity shop. … Continue reading

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Pyramid Stealing #shortfiction

Just trying something different here. I guess I need to continue it. Let me know if you think you’d like to hear more of these two. Oh and it’s pretty adult in the language stakes, just so you know…. Mia … Continue reading

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The Trophy Cabinet #shortstory #februarystorychat

Marsha Ingrao has this rather splendid resource for we writers over on her blog – Marsha Ingrao – Always Write. It’s called Story Chat and authors are encouraged to submit a story which is then posted by Marsha. Visitors to … Continue reading

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There’s Still Time #blogbattle

This was written as a response to the latest #blogbattle monthly prompt which can be found here. So many of man’s innovations have their roots in accidents. Penicillin for instance. One, however arose from a circularity, an accidental glimpse of … Continue reading

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