This week's faux news - six-word stories inspired by the week's events.
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
The week has been full of headlines about space, Earth, rockets, guns and whether or not Britain can stay in Europe. Astronauts returned home after five months on the International Space Station. A crazy stunt by someone who should know better turned into an accident because she was carrying, for some reason, a loaded gun.... Continue Reading →
This week I have, again, been writing short-short fiction - but the fifty-word stories were starting to seem ... lengthy. I recalled the story attributed to Hemingway and thought, why not try to write 'a novel in six words'? Here's that famous six-worder: For sale: Baby shoes, never worn. (possibly by Hemingway) Since this story... Continue Reading →