RoryStoryCubes helped me write this piece of flash fiction about a dog, a dragonfly and a dragon in a spare half-hour. … Continue readingThe Empuhuh
Writers & Artists Yearbook asked on Facebook “Writing exercise time: write a short paragraph to accompany this image.” I posted this … … Continue readingThe wheels on the bus …
The runes were cast and these are what the gods came back with – a black cat, a lightning bolt, a light bulb, an eye, a question, a footprint, an abacus, a compass and a magic wand – see the picture! I did my best with this meagre material… so here is my offering! … Continue readingMurder. No mystery.
The little man had sharp blue eyes similar to those of a mynah bird we once had caged in the kitchen at home. Gordon continued, “He’s my most trusted forensic man. He’ll take you through to the morgue… … Continue readingPhoto prompt kills!
“Tell them Tommy. It might help.” she said. Her partner, who was probably in his early 60s, seemed reluctant to go forward, but eventually he moved towards the light and speaking hesitantly at first, said, “I’ve an experience to share.” He looked around at the expectant onlookers. “My sister thinks it might be good for me if I tell you my story. She calls it a story, anyway. But it won’t make the snow disappear and I don’t think it will make the train come any sooner.” … Continue readingTommy’s tale
You know the one where someone shows you a work of art or even just an everyday household object, and it inspires you to write something? I’ll show you mine, you show me yours… … Continue readingThe Morning After the Night Before
Don’t deny you always wanted to write like Conan Doyle? Me too. So I gave it a go. … Continue readingJust like Conan Doyle?
What if a fascist group rose to prominence in the United States, sometime round about now? Huh? Well what would YOU do? … Continue readingAdolphus and Me
Drawn by the first-ever lighting of the 70-mile monument from end to end, thousands of visitors filled every local car park, lay-by and footpath, while helicopters and a NASA satellite recorded the necklace of beacons from above. I played my part! … Continue readingIlluminating Hadrian’s Wall
I worked in Gibraltar for 6 months a few years ago. For me it was an amazing and unique experience. Here are a few things I learned. … Continue readingAn Introduction to Gibraltar
In 2009 some old friends and I made a nostalgic return to some old pub haunts. I played the papparazi part. We all ended up feeling old. Where did the time go? … Continue readingThose Were the Days
Chris opened the driver’s door of the 1990 Focus and Joosy ran forward and was in the back seat before he could say “knife”. He had tried and inside the car she looked lovingly at him, but of course, she didn’t understand a word he said. … Continue readingJoosy