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History Repeats

‘She’s there, just by the shore.’ Sarah glanced nervously at Martine, hoping for some response. Any response. ‘How far?’ Sarah sighed. Martine was like the others. ‘About 200 yards, at two o’clock. She’s staring out to sea.’ Of course she … Continue reading

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Life And Soul #shortfiction #flashfiction

Every year I collected together the pieces of short fiction I’ve written into an anthology. The current set I’m working on is from 2019 and it can be a challenge. The most difficult bit, as the writers amongst you may … Continue reading

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Oh What Is He Thinking?

I wrote this short piece a while ago. I thought I might try recording it to see if I could use it as a template for more recordings. My friend the Music Producer did the techy stuff. His verdict? I … Continue reading

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Oh B*ckit. #writephoto

This week’s picture for #writephoto prompt is ‘Where’s Poseidon?’ ‘Getting the ice creams. Oh and Neptune’s bucket has a hole in it so Poseidon said he’d see if they have another.’ ‘Did you tell him it must be blue? You … Continue reading

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Deceptive Perfection #blogbattle

This month’s #blogbattle is ‘pastoral’. To many, the scene was idyllic, a pastoral splendour redolent of Ye Olde England, the Darling Buds of May and a simpler, more honest time. To Evan Elpus is was the epitome of dull. No … Continue reading

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Doorways To The Soul #writephoto

This week’s #writephoto prompt is ‘Excuse me, young lady!’ Jane Footpad jerked back. She was pretty sure she was dreaming; how often did a blue door appear on the work surface when making brownies and equally how often can you … Continue reading

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A Truth Universally Acknowledged

This month’s #blogbattle prompt is the word ‘Tender’. I’ve based this on a short story I wrote a while ago, though it’s quite different ‘So, have you managed to clean the tender?’ ‘Er, no, chief. He’s still sitting on it.’ … Continue reading

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The Insane And The Insanitary #carrotranch #99wordstories #littletittweaking

This weeks prompt is March 21, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story to reflect the theme, “ready for a change.” Who is ready and why? How does the change unfold? What happened to initiate … Continue reading

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A Hit And A Miss #writephoto

This week’s #writephoto prompt is Darcy Sprangle’s career as a hitman had been unexpectedly unexciting, until now. His career’s interview at school had ended inconclusively: the woman with the abrasive nose and grating vowels had suggested ‘something manual’ and given … Continue reading

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A King-sized Cleaning Bill

‘Hello, are you…?’ Jemima Preston took a step back. ‘Are you…?’ The bald, smiling man nodded, ‘William. You were expecting me?’ ‘Not exactly.’ Jemima felt her knees flex and she stumbled forward. As he caught her, she apologised. ‘No sweat. … Continue reading

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