Emp'uh'uh of the empire

The Empuhuh

Home » Creative writing At a meet-up I had 20 minutes to write something based on the word…


Round robin anyone?

Home » Creative writing Read about round robin story writing here. To do it you need to be in a…


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Gardenias again

Home » Creative writing I wrote this piece of flash fiction after I'd been given, what we writers…


Interruptions

Home » Creative writing Steve got a writing toolkit for Christmas, so we each took one of its'…


The wheels on the bus ...

Home » Creative writing On Facebook, Writers and Artists Yearbook posted  "Writing exercise time:…


About 35°C in the shade

Home » Creative writing 'Opening the wardrobe door' was a recent writing prompt I was given. Quick…


6 word story anyone?

Home » Creative writing Ernest Hemingway, I love you for everything you ever wrote.. but don't…


Murder. No mystery.

Home » Creative writing The runes were cast and these are what the gods came back with - a black…


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About me

Home » Creative writing Reading and writing have always been easier for me than 'rithmetic, so…


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For Your Pleasure

Home » Creative writing Watch my video while listening to my poem, “For Your…


Photo prompt kills!

Home » Creative writing The rain was falling in rivulets down the windows by the time the car…


Two poems ...

Home » Creative writing I wrote a couple of 'small but perfectly formed' poems...The first is my…


Tommy's tale

Home » Creative writing It was getting very late and everyone was dispirited after the last…


Picture of some Rory Story Cubes

The City

Home » Creative writing Here's something I wrote based on a 'throw' of these 5 Rory Story Cubes……


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Is there life?

Home » Creative writing More photographic prompts er... "prompted" me to combine 2 snaps into a…


bots

Home » Creative writing At a writers meeting, we wrote a piece based on the "interruptions" game.…


Blue

Home » Creative writing I’ve a lot to write, a lot of soul to tear up, a lot of wounds to heal.…


Cento

Home » Creative writingAt our writing group we started to write a Cento. Lauren brought a great…


Oscar

Home » Creative writingThis poem is about one of my cats...


Oscar, Ella and Ringo

Home » Creative writing Those are the names of our cats. I said are, and that’s true. They are the…


Calvin and Hobbes

Home » Creative writing Recently, after making a donation, my wife brought home a book of comic…


Streets of fire

Home » Creative writing A picture of a boy and a miner freshly out of the mine inspired me to write…


The Elephant of Doom

Home » Creative writing Steve Wilson (no relation!) published another of his brilliant books…


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The Morning After the Night Before

Home » Creative writing Lauren brought in 6 paintings to inspire. The one that "spoke" to me was…


Dialogue

Home » Creative writing Here's a conversation between two people in completely different worlds...……


Horror flash

Home » Creative writing I wrote this piece when my friend Lauren brought in another yet another…


Writer's Block

Home » Creative writing Writer's block I call it. It’s my block of flats I’m talking about though.…


Just like Conan Doyle?

Home » Creative writing Don't deny you always wanted to write like Conan Doyle? Me too. So I gave…


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Adolphus and Me

Home » Creative writing It was a beautiful night as I drove North Ventura Avenue in my hired Neon.…


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Haiku

Home » Creative writing Haiku is a Japanese form of short poetry. A traditional haiku consist of 17…


Bonnie and Clyde

Home » Creative writing I wrote this when I got a homework request for something biographical in a…


En Ronda

Home » Creative writing My poem "En Ronda" below, was inspired by a photograph of a giant covering,…


The Dean of Gibraltar

Home » Creative writing Here's an extract from the first story in what is slowly becoming a…


In The Machine

Home » Creative writing This is a story I wrote inspired by a competition for a 2000 word story…


How Honey Got Happy

Home » Creative writing As soon as Honey Dale woke up, Steve Taylor’s face swam into view. It was a…


Perfect Day

Home » Creative writing As part of an exercise in characterisation, the men in my class were asked…


I'm back...

Home » Creative writing Some of my friends in Gibraltar noticed the site was down. I'm happy to…


Spoon

Home » Creative writing Wikipedia describes concrete, pattern, or shape poetry as ... "poetry in…


Joosy

Home » Creative writing This story was inspired by my sometime tutor's Bichon Frise dog. It's a…


Hand in hand with the great Stephen King?

Home » Creative writing Recently in my creative writing class we carried out an exercise, adding to…


The Rock

Home » Creative writing This was one of the first pieces of 'flash fiction' I ever wrote. I wrote…


Sonnet

Home » Creative writing If this sonnet is one of the worst you've ever read I apologise.  I think…