A stroll around the deck lead me to the forward section of the airbus. We’d been on the Cumulo for three weeks and we were now into the last six days of sailing. It was nearly time. I allowed myself a few moments respite as I leant over the railings. A netting below made it … Continue reading Airbus Acquisitions – a prompt short story
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Photo by João Silas on Unsplash Disclaimer: If you haven't seen any of Highlander, there are some pretty major spoiler in here. World-building. No matter what genre or type of story you are writing, there needs to be some kind of world-building. It could be that actually you are setting it in the real world … Continue reading There can be only…well a few?
It's nice when someone likes your story. I know it's not all about competition and credits but let's be honest, it's an amazing feeling when one of your stories is accepted for something. Sort of opposite to the crushing dismay when one is rejected. Sometimes, it's just about finding the right place for your work. … Continue reading SUCCESS!
'Dear Blank Page, Today, I concede. You win. I have no words to sully your surface, no tales to fill up your gaps. You shall remain blank for the foreseeable future. You see life keeps getting in the way. The world intrudes on my thoughts and stories leaving me empty, unable to string a sentence … Continue reading Ode to a Blank Page
"Are you telling me it just turned up overnight?" They peered over as far as they could but the angle made it hard to see more. Loose sand and pebbles shifted under Mia's foot and skittered towards the edge of the gaping hole. She watched in awe as they tumbled over the edge. "When I … Continue reading Tunnels – a flash fiction story
The knock on the door made me freeze. The bar had closed up over an hour ago even though Reiner hadn’t kicked me out yet. The large man behind the door cast his gaze in my direction, an eyebrow raised enquiringly. “Don’t look at me, I’m not expecting anyone.” I shrugged and went back to … Continue reading What goes around- A flash fiction
“You spend all your time up here staring at that page.” “I’m writing. That’s part of it.” I placed the pen back on the table forcibly and looked up at him, trying to make my expression as pointed as possible. “Don’t you have to put the pen on the paper?” His arms were folded over … Continue reading Fictional Failures
If I dye my hair what does it matter to you? Does the colour offend? Did you even have to look? Would you remember this in two days’ time? If I read this book, what does it matter to you? Did you hate it as a child? Does the message scare you? Will you … Continue reading What does it matter to you?
They said I had an over-active imagination, let my brain run wild with the stories in my head. My grandparents thought I’d had enough of books, filling my head with stories, time to let me go out in the real world. They didn’t understand that’s where it all came from. I sat by the stream … Continue reading Reflections (A Short Story)
They told stories by the bedside and legends around the fire. A thousand eyes lit up with awe and wonder The possibilities danced in the air, unbound by imagination In the sun, they ran and charged, fighting evil and doing good All in our name as they took on the mantle They ran to the … Continue reading When We Believe