Tag Archives: short story

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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By Royal Appointment #writephoto #shortstory

Quinton Ghumme liked being a dentist. It was a simple existence, he felt, catering for just one part of the overly complex human body. Well paid with regular hours, he enjoyed the prestige and the recognition. But, today, 9th March, … Continue reading

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Melting In Their Arms #blogbattle #shortstory

When Captain Fr’ngg Oblique plotted the coordinates for the next planet on his list he didn’t suspect he would be the one to discover a highly-developed but unique intelligence, the first humanoid to do so. Nor did he expect to … Continue reading

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The Eye Has It #writephoto #shortstory

Sue Vincent’s #writephoto prompt is this week It was the first time the clouds had parted in generations, a small shiny space in the otherwise uniform grey. People speculated why it had happened and why here, in an obscure corner … Continue reading

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Moving On #flashfiction

Estelle Hughes came into my life one Wednesday. It was the way she nibbled her sandwich. She laughed, commenting on the size of mine. We talked then and after, when we were in the Rialto café. I was between everything, … Continue reading

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Let Loose #blogbattle #shortstory

Blog Battle for 7th March has ‘Loose’ as the theme and scifi as the genre ‘You ready to be let loose?’ Betty meant well, Rich knew. Getting out of quarantine was something everyone looked forward to. Air that wasn’t filtered, … Continue reading

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The Grand Old Menagerie #shortstory #flashfiction

The security guard picked up his clipboard. ‘Name?’ ‘Vera Copula.’ The guard looked nonplussed. ‘You the vet?‘ ‘I’m the President’s Gift Vet.’ ‘You’re a gift?’ ‘As I understand it, several foreign leaders have gifted the POTUS a pet. I’m here … Continue reading

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