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
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!
“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
Tramlines – a prompt flash fiction story
It took Eva a few seconds to notice Lyle was no longer by her side. She should have noticed when she stopped hearing his disapproving noises. She stopped and turned back to see her about a hundred yards back on the path. No wonder he’d let her carry on talking this long. She marched back … Continue reading Tramlines – a prompt flash fiction story
Single suitcase in the hall – a prompt flash fiction story
This story was written in response to Putting My Feet in the Dirt's April Writing Prompts https://puttingmyfeetinthedirt.com/2020/04/01/april-writing-prompts-3/ “And you want me to find out whose it is?” Eva stared at the case that had been dumped in the middle of her desk. Her paperwork had been folded underneath, she could see one of them crumpled, … Continue reading Single suitcase in the hall – a prompt flash fiction story
Where all tracks lead (a prompt short story)
“How have I never seen this before?” Jon picked his way carefully through the undergrowth, making sure not to put his feet through the gaps between the wooden struts. He wasn’t overly familiar with the hill but he was pretty certain he’d have noticed a railroad track. “Because you’ve never been here before.” The figure … Continue reading Where all tracks lead (a prompt short story)
Today in my writing group, we all brought prompts to the table. We'd been discussing the problems of coming up with ideas, especially if there is a theme at work so we decided to play with it. We brought a range of things: letters, photos, objects, story dice and I brought a song. In turn, … Continue reading Idea generation
So, I started this blog and my new writing habits about a year ago. Before this point, I had written but nothing had ever seen the light of day. So, I thought perhaps it’s time to think back and take stock of what’s happened. I started off starting a twitter account and religiously writing twitter … Continue reading Retrospective
Paradox Syndrome (A Tempus Rock short)
“Take me to him,” Tobias tried his best to imitate Dr Carmichael from the Ministry. He drew himself up to his full height, clasped his hands behind his back and stared at the nurse with the distinct air of knowing better than anyone else nearby. It seemed to do the trick. The nurse nodded and … Continue reading Paradox Syndrome (A Tempus Rock short)
Inspiration – where do you find it?
I've been trying to enter a lot of competitions and submit to anthologies lately. My writing group have been sharing the different outlets we've found and it's led to the conversation - does a theme make it harder or easier? I've submitted stories that fit themes and some that only fit a genre. And honestly, … Continue reading Inspiration – where do you find it?