Porridge, Nuclear and Pickaxe

An interesting writing challenge is to incorporate Random Words into a short story. In this case the words were Porridge, Nuclear and pickaxe.  Even though it had been brewing for years, when the nuclear attack happened it was not as expected. Social media was rife with rumours but there was little on the TV news. Most …

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Mary Poppins and other words

I love writing challenges and this was a fun one for my 5 Random words series. The words I was given to incorporate into a story were; Supernatural, Crime, Tulips, Mary Poppins and Jelly babies. It was finally Spring and the daffodils and tulips were raising their smiling faces to the heart-warming sun. After all the …

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Book Beasts

There are millions of books available so to get noticed authors rely on positive reviews from readers, and publicity from bloggers. I am lucky enough to have such support so this post is by way of a thank you to a lady who joked about her two dogs being featured. Take a bow boys. 😀 …

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Things in the Night

This is a story I wrote for a competition. When I was writing it I didn’t expect it to take this direction, but then the characters probably didn’t either. What was that? Probably nothing, just me feeling spooked at being alone in the house. I was used to the bright lights of London, noise and …

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