August has been an odd month over here. July thunderstorms continued through August with rain in the west and dry in the east – until last week, when it hit the east as well. We’re talking UK weather, of course.
Countdown is this month’s prompt in the Fiction in Fifty Words meme. Rebecca Douglass organises this, so join in any time you like. The year’s prompts are listed, together with the minimal instructions, on her page here. This is the
‘eXactly’ replaces the post I’d already done for this year’s X of the AtoZ Challenge. In fact, I’d replaced it last year, too. Maybe it will finally surface in 2020. Since that was also an eX cheat (as was last
Whenever is this month’s prompt for Fiction in Fifty words. You can join in. Just go to Rebecca Douglass’s page for the prompts of the month (the whole year is displayed for you, just in case you want to get
No More Hearts and Flowers was a prompt I came up with for Fi50 (actually I submitted it for the February WEP but 28 days won)! In the post-Valentines days of February, I hope you don’t identify too much with
Icy Fingers is the prompt for today’s Fi50, or the Fiction in fifty words meme. I’m hoping more people will join in, since fifty words stories are fun to write. Rebecca is away, so I don’t suppose she’ll be posting
‘My Family is So Weird’ is the prompt for today’s Fiction in Fifty Words Fi50. I found this more difficult that a single or double-word prompt, maybe because it was a complete sentence. Nevertheless there were plenty of ways to
Horror, not surprisingly, is the prompt for this month’s Fiction in Fifty words. Fi50 was invented by Bruce Gargoyle, but is now administered by Rebecca Douglass at the Ninja Librarian. Just click over there to sign up for the meme
Empty Nest is the prompt for this month’s Fiction in 50 words #Fi50 flash fiction. This monthly challenge was the brainchild of Bruce Gargoyle, but is now continued by the Ninja Librarian herself, Rebecca Douglass. You can get all the
The Rifles Are Calling, and I Must Go is the title provided for this month’s Fiction in Fifty Words #Fi50. This exciting 50 word microfiction is managed by Rebecca Douglass on her blog, and you can join in. Actually, this
On the Road is this month’s fiction in fifty words prompt. Fi50, or fiction in fifty words, is the ultimate in flash fiction. Get the whole story into fifty words, and make sure your reader’s imagination fills in all the rest.
Read a Wild Book was one of my aims this month. I mainly read The Saffron Trail, which was fairly wild, but not what I had in mind for a wild book. My BTO magazine this month had some more
The End is in the Beginning is this month’s fiction in fifty words prompt. Fi50, or fiction in fifty words, is the ultimate in flash fiction. Get the whole story into fifty words, and make sure your reader’s imagination fills
I’ve had hours of fun with the April Fi50. Yes, It’s May, not April. It’s May the fourth. I usually give you the Star Wars greeting, but today it’s just Fi50. Fiction in Fifty Words is, as you well know,
Beneath the surface of my life I am paddling like mad trying to keep up. One of my targets was to submit short stories to a number of anthologies, and I have done one, and identified two more. I ended
50 words are not enough for a full story – or are they? I nearly changed the post title to ‘dementia in 50 words’ today, because I realised what I wanted to write about as I started to write. Let’s
Snowglobe – that’s the prompt for this month’s Fiction in Fifty words, originated by Bruce Gargoyle, and now hosted by Rebecca Douglass, the Ninja Librarian. If you don’t already play, pop over to Rebecca’s page to get the prompts for
The Worst That Could Happen is the prompt for this month’s Fiction in Fifty words, the brainchild of Bruce Gargoyle and organised by Rebecca Douglass. Nip over here to the sign-up page if you’d like to join in. All you
This month’s fifty word story for #Fi50 uses the prompt ‘a piece of cake’. As usual, I’ve taken the prompt as my title. I enjoy this monthly challenge to do a piece of flash fiction in 50 words or less.
Oops! is a little early for the Fiction in Fifty Words #Fi50 meme this month, but I wanted to have it ready to link to Rebecca Douglass’s new page for the Challenge. Rebecca has relieved the inventor, Bruce Gargoyle, of
Blessing in Disguise is the prompt for #Fi50, Fiction in fifty words, this month. Once I got the idea of a missed bus, the rest of it wrote itself. I’m back to doing my story the week before Bruce sends
A Change in the Weather is this month’s prompt from Bruce Gargoyle in his Fiction in Fifty (Fi50) meme. You can join in this fun communal story-telling any time you like. Bruce posts his own offering next Monday, and then
Old Wives’ Tales is the prompt for the month’s Fiction in Fifty words #Fi50, the brainchild of the BookShelf Gargoyle. I enjoy doing these miniature stories, the purpose of which is to create a full story in exactly fifty words.
Persistence. I had to fit letter P for the A to Z Challenge into this month’s Fiction in 50 Words from the Bookshelf Gargoyle. His theme? When One Door Shuts I thought persistence was a pretty good word to go with
This is my third year doing the Midwinter’s Eve Giveaway Hop; thanks once again to Mary at BookHounds for organising it so well. This is, of course, my last Giveaway of the year. It’s also the day for posting my