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Nano – What To Do About That Urge: Six Lessons #nanowrimo #writing

(the images are from my garden; I cannot believe the colour that has extended into November) National Novel Writing Month is an exercise in many things: patience, persistence, imagination, robust typing skills. To arrive at November 30th with 50,000 words tucked away is … Continue reading

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Whether Weather #shortfiction #flashfiction

I’m in the process of putting the finishing touches to a (third) anthology of short fiction. I will hopefully have a cover to reveal in the near future. In the meantime, and to tantalise your taste-buds here is a short … Continue reading

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Lotus Flower And The Seven Otters: Part 2 #shortstory

Yesterday I gave you part one of  Lotus Flower and The Seven Otters. Here’s the follow up. Enjoy. The piccies? A Homage to my trip to Cambodia where I wrote this.   Stinky was the first to go to Lotus Flower. … Continue reading

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Lotus Flower And The Seven Otters: Part 1 #shortstory

Last Year at this time I was in Cambodia and I blogged about it plus I wrote a short story a day. This two-parter tickled me so I thought I’d re-do it. Part 2 tomorrow. It will feature in my … Continue reading

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What Is The Moon Made Of? #shortstory #blogbattle #scifi

‘What’s your excuse?’ Gideon opened one eye and took in the woman next to him. She hadn’t been there when they’d taken off. She appeared distracted, her eyes roaming the cabin for something, someone. ‘Do I need one?’ Briefly she … Continue reading

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Life, But Not As We Know It #writephoto

Sue Vincent’s #writephoto prompt this week is ‘Hello?’ ‘Hello?’ ‘You need to open the door.’ ‘Door?’ ‘Can you see it?’ ‘Yes, But…’ ‘Pull it open and I’ll explain.’ ‘But who… why? My dog. Where’s Bonkers?’ ‘Please, just open the door.’ … Continue reading

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An Opening For A Superhero #writephoto

Sue Vincent’s #writephoto is this The Shadow ran a finger round his T shirt (black, naturally). The woman seemed unsure of her footing as she scrambled down the bank. The Shadow rubbed his back. He’d helped far too many people … Continue reading

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