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
“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
“What in the name of the Empire are those?” “One, will you quit with the Empire, two, you’re the brains, you tell me,” Jason moved closer to one of the figures. They were perfect human forms but you could see nothing of them. The one nearest him lifted an arm. Quickly he backed away as … Continue reading Out of Sync (A Tempus Rock short)
Ok here goes, number 1 of Situ Prompt! If you have no idea what this is, have a read of the 'explained' post first to find out what you need to do. In a nutshell, put your character in the situation detailed below and see what happens! Post your work or a link to your … Continue reading Situ Prompt #1
I've had a lot of fun since I got back into the writing groove working on a variety of different prompts. There are the numerous twitter prompts and there are also some great prompts on people's blogs. (Miranda and M have really great ones if you are looking for some). But now I've decided to get … Continue reading Situ Prompt Explained
For generations we've wished that the youth would act Now they do, we complain, belittle, push them back. Stop assuming they know nothing, been force-fed false truths, They're canny and wily, they know what's fake news. Perhaps you should listen, hear what they say They have views, made opinions and at the end of the … Continue reading Intervention (a poem)
The walkway had remanants of ice creeping round the edges, climbing out of the water and trying to reach me. Each step took a huge amount of effort to stay upright. It took even more effort to keep going forward. The water itself was calm. It was as pristine as a mirror, completely without blemish. … Continue reading The Monster in the Cabin
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?
So since I started putting a lot of effort in to getting work out there in September, I've submitted to quite a few competitions (won none), offered work to zines and anthologies (one got accepted WOOOOOOO) and put the odd story up here. (Read the odd however you think 😉 However, with most, the time … Continue reading Feedback Wars – to cry or not to cry..?