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Nights in Suits – Stuck in Suez

As a follow up to my recent post, Motivation – Limericks and Shorties, I just wanted to share with you that I had a ball with Esther’s challenges this week. The one word prompt for limericks was SUIT. Every week, … Continue reading

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Motivation – Limericks and Shorties

In this strange new world, I often find it hard to motivate myself in the ways that were second nature to me in the past. Having been made redundant by ASG Technologies in December 2017, I spent two years looking … Continue reading

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Book Review: Publication Guaranteed (Well, almost!) by Esther Chilton

Publication Guaranteed (well, almost!): A Helping Hand For Writers by Esther Chilton My rating: 5 of 5 stars This small book is packed with tips, hints, exercises and examples to help writers to get their work published in many different … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction Challenge

Whilst out delivering groceries to a Hampshire estate this morning, I saw a sign which led me to pose the following question as a flash fiction prompt. In one hundred words or less, answer the question, “What valued possession did … Continue reading

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Challenge: Two Sentence Horror Story

Can you write a horror story in just two sentences? Here is my attempt. As I regained consciousness, I realised that I was naked, tied to a tree and smothered in beef gravy. The wolves that circled around me were … Continue reading

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Eyemouth Disaster

Despite the warnings, despite the storm, they rolled out to sea from Eyemouth on that fateful day of October 1881. For weeks, they had been unable to sail because of prevailing weather. They were not greedy. It was their livelihood. … Continue reading

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