Venus, Vs, and Books and winegums

How long is a story? Although there are guidelines, it varies by genre and even the experts don’t always agree. You might say 50,000 words or a certain number of pages, but then there are Drabbles, exactly 100 words excluding the title, ones using 33 words, and a myriad of other forms.   Add to …

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Nature Walk

Another in my 5 Random words series where I am given five words to incorporate into a short story. The words are Walk, Banana, National, Naturist and Undercroft. 6.30 a.m. I was beginning to hate my alarm clock but was determined to stick to my new ‘Keep fit and healthy’ regime. Throwing off the duvet …

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Feline Revenge

Another in my 5 Random words series where I write a story incorporating words I am given. This was a suggestion by blogger Katrina Marie; Love- flowers- moonlight- cat- locket.  At first when Mark jilted me on our wedding day my friends rallied round. ‘He was never good enough for you, anyway.’ ‘Plenty more fish …

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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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