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Seedling challenge 02022020

From today’s #vss365 prompt which was my latest tweet fic about the lost county of Hookland. Here’s the tweet: The patients soon improved. The Ministry credited sea air, but in fact we recognised the soldiers’ horrors – those phantasms are… Continue Reading →

Steampunk Story Premise generator

In preparation for NaNoWriMo, I have been procrastinating by creating a Story Premise Generator which will help me do some preparation. If that sounds mad it probably is. I ended up creating two – an online one which is very… Continue Reading →

Very Short Stories – Microfiction Anthology out now

I’m featured twice in this new microfiction anthology.This book was born from the vss365 Twitter fiction community – every day the host supplies a prompt word for stories no longer than 280 characters including the prompt and the #vss365 hashtag…. Continue Reading →

A case of survival

Read these books if you want your creative efforts to seem completely irrelevant   OK so that’s a click-bait style title but this is what happened to me this year. And not for some high falutin’ poetic reason – writer’s… Continue Reading →

Faux headlines, 31/05/19

More six-word fake news headlines. Except these days they’re not very fake. The sheer scale of what’s happening in the world makes writing about any of it challenging. Whatever you write, it sounds like crass exaggeration. Populations voting massively for… Continue Reading →

B – Boring day. (Align the stars in Morley High Street, part 2)

Callum liked digging. The literal unearthing of ancient things – what could be better? Gold earrings or pottery, it didn’t matter, what was important was finding them. Revealing history, he called it. “All of history is there, under the grass,… Continue Reading →

A – Align the Stars in Morley High Street part 1

Excavating a crypt is dangerous work, especially when it’s occupied. Reverend John Small carried a lamp and pickaxe, and checked every couple of minutes that his phone still had signal.  Even so, he felt a crushing presence all around him,… Continue Reading →

Monday muse – six-worder stories

A manic week at work, plus school holiday duties, has left no time for writing. I did not even manage my 280-character tweet fics until a big catchup on Saturday. It’s not like me not to write.  I think I… Continue Reading →

Saturday shorts – six word stories

More broken news and fake headlines from the week’s events.      

Tiny fic Tuesday

Tweet fics from this week. Very short stories, microfictions, 280 characters or shorter. Written to daily prompts. When the #nuns found my steam#punk comics, they confiscated the lot . You’re #lucky it’s me, wicked girl, said Sister Brigid. Steam robots!… Continue Reading →

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