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
It’s Flashback Friday and it is not the equinox – that’s next month. But I am off travelling to cold places again; I’ll miss next week, although I’ll post you something in advance. So if you want to join in
What makes royalty special? Why should someone become king just because he’s born to the right parent? Today’s 250 word flash fiction (for the Bloggers Bash Blog Post Competition) goes to the heart of one of King Fred’s problems – and
We Never Heard Them Coming is a type of Random Title or Must Include flash fiction offering. Chuck Wendig has been collecting titles, first sentences and last sentences from his readers, ten of each. Now’s the time to select from
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.
The Ranger’s Tale emerges from last week’s flash fiction coupled with the original story Too Much of a Good Thing. Chuck Wendig gave us a prompt to choose one of two well-known sayings (well, one was well-known, the other its cause and effect opposite).
These 50 word stories come around so quickly, surely it isn’t a whole month since the last one? And you realise there are only three more to come this year? Frightening. Don’t forget to visit the Bookshelf Gargoyle for more
This Book Tour is organised by My Family’s Heart, who are organising my tour next week. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end – prizes both international and US. The Challenge SERIES – The Dragon’s Dove Chronicles AUTHOR –
Welcome to a fascinating series and its author today. I was sorry I couldn’t fit in a review of this book, although it’s only a short story, so maybe I should. But Ms Thompson did stop by to give me
Chuck gave us a proper challenge using some ridiculous stock photographs this week. I decided to use the one above. It’s from buzzfeed.com/kristinchirico and you probably wouldn’t like any bar one of the rest. I might use that other one
My favourite treat once more – a randomly combined title, picking two words from a list provided by Chuck Wendig. I got Reaper’s Coil, and it took me about three minutes to get some strands of an idea, two more
Probably my last flash fiction of the year, and I give you a story of two characters that I have grown to love this year. I’m hoping I’ll see lots more of Big Pete and the Swede in the future.
I’ve got so many goodies for you in December, I’m getting really excited about Christmas for once! From December 1st to 23rd we are having a humungous Giveaway and blog tour. The 12 Authors of Christmas have clubbed together to
This week we choose one opening line from those submitted last week and complete it. My second and third choices were: Bang. (garypo705) “Shetland ponies,” he grumbled, shaking his head. “Why did they always turn into Shetland ponies?” (Krud) Instead
Some flash fiction done for my writing class. Guess which three phrases were the ones that had to be included – answer at the end! “These white truffles are delicious,” Keira said, popping another one into her impeccably outlined mouth.