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 need my summer holiday. Soon, soon... Once again, actual headlines leave little for the would-be... 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! Ladies with iron breasts! No supper for you. In the night, #calm, I crept to... Continue Reading →

Sunday shorts – swallows and summertime

In warm sunshine it's hard to imagine bad things happening. If it all goes wrong, we think, we could forage for food, live off the land, sleep under the stars with a curious deer nosing at our bare feet. But sunshine only lasts a few days and meanwhile there's a wildfire on the moors and... Continue Reading →

Friday fic – six worders – very short stories

This week has been exhausting, in real life and in the news, which is increasingly hard to accept as real life. How has it come to this? Caged children. Nonetheless stories remain important and so here are a very few, very short stories from this week. Six-worders, microfiction, fake headlines. Call them what you will, here... Continue Reading →

Sunday short-short stories

What is the point of words? What is the point of blogs? What is the point of poetry? I can't explain.  -I can explain, but only at length. Either way I won't stop. I shared a fifty-word short-short story this week and someone said Nice poem. On another site, someone asked Is this a poem... Continue Reading →

Friday Fic – fights and flights

It's been another tough week on various fronts, so these three stories have a rather embattled theme. This morning I thought I would have no fifty-word stories to share. I felt too burned out by Real Life to contemplate microfiction. But then I sat and wrote randomly for a while in my office, that is, McDonalds,... Continue Reading →

Friday fic – fairies and fry-ups, flash fiction

I've been reading China Mieville's Kraken this week - a book made for me if ever there was one - and so my writing lately has been stranger than usual. I have not had time to do a set of fifty word stories, so these two are a little longer. I think they still qualify... Continue Reading →

Friday fic – fifty-word stories

I have been watching the BBC's 2008 adaptation of Sense and Sensibility this week - an unusual version for its focus on the male characters, especially Colonel Brandon, played by the excellent David Morrissey. And so this week's fifty-word stories have a distinct Regency element - although fifty words is perhaps rather short to accommodate a complete... Continue Reading →

Friday fic – fifty word stories

I don't often write about inanimate objects but this week there are two fifty-worders about things rather than people. The third story this week may ring a bell if you've been following a certain court case. Microfiction is becoming a thing for me it seems - I'm signed up for a workshop, and am keenly... Continue Reading →

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