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Pearl Barley and Gnorman Gnome

Pauline at The Contented Crafter wrote a post recently in which a small gnome took a meaningful role. One thing followed another and the suggestion followed that I write a short story about the Gnome. Pauline kindly allowed me to use … Continue reading

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Temporary? It’s Just A Matter Of Perspective #writephoto #shortstory

The two hikers stopped at the edge of the tarn and breathed in deeply. Cherub Corncripple let the scents suffuse her every molecule; wild thyme, heather, the sharply acidic snap of larch and… ‘Can you smell that, Barnacle?’ Her companion … Continue reading

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Nigel Deare and The Curse Of the Lillies #flashfiction

Nigel Deare had felt for sometime that he was born in the wrong era. Back when his father was his age, he had to hold down several jobs but at least the variety was in the employment not in you. … Continue reading

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Two Neighbours #flashfiction

While I move towards the final preparation for my latest anthology (thank you all who commented on the possible covers – i am considering what might be best)  I thought I’d share one small piece from it to whet your appetites. It is slightly, erm, adult … Continue reading

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The Advent Calendar #shortstory

I was over at Solveig’s blog with an advent calendar post about, erm, an Advent Calendar. It’s a longish short story which I’ve replayed here since I’m having problems with links. Please visits here (if I can get it to … Continue reading

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Nano Completion and All That

Ok, so I made it. Nano’s 50,000 words have been banked (indeed it’s reached 68,000) and I now have the first draft of magical realism novel. It’ll take a while to make it ready for publication so, to keep you … Continue reading

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Life In A Conversation #anthology #shortfiction #coveroptions

As foreshadowed before I am in the last throes of editing my latest compilation of short fiction. Things have slowed a touch while I focus on Nano (which is going very well, thanks for asking – 42,000 words and it’s … Continue reading

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