FFfAW: The Ritual

This post if for the Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers (FFfAW) Challenge, run by Priceless Joy. This week's picture was provided by Dawn M. Miller. The challenge is that you write a story of 75-175 words inspired by the photo prompt below. I hope you all like it. Ritual Genre: Historical - Neolithic Britain He led... Continue Reading →

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More New Growth

I thought I'd share some pictures I've taken around the garden and village over the past week. A lot has been happening, growth-wise. At the beginning of the week the fruit trees in the garden were still in bud. As the days have passed they've all come fully into bloom. As you'll see, I've taken lots of... Continue Reading →

FFfAW: Complete

This post if for the Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers (FFfAW) Challenge, run by Priceless Joy. This week's picture was provided by Vanessa Rodriguez. The challenge is that you write a story of 75-175 words inspired by the photo prompt below. I hope you all like it. Complete Smiling in satisfaction, Samuel positioned the last figure... Continue Reading →

Friday Fictioneers: Occupational Hazards

This is my entry for this week’s Friday Fictioneers Challenge run by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. This week's picture prompt was provided by Douglas M. MacIlroy. The challenge is to write a story within 100 words. Occupational Hazards “Situation report, SR1.” “Data collected, Sir,” Lena responded. “Returning to base.” “Affirmative. Beware storm from northeast.” Lena quickly calculated her best course. It wasn’t... Continue Reading →

Blog Tour Award

I've been nominated by Francesca over at A Smith's World to take part in the Blog Tour Award. I was also nominated by Yinglan at A Simple Life a few weeks ago but unfortunately didn't spot it until too late to participate. A big 'thank you' to both of you for thinking of me. The Rules: Compose a one-time... Continue Reading →

Tulips

We have a bit of a tulip explosion going on in our garden at the moment. It's quite a glorious sight. This is mainly thanks to my brother who likes to visit Amsterdam and always brings back tulip bulbs - we now have a lot of different varieties! I hope you like them.

Friday Fictioneers: The Summoning

This is my entry for this week’s Friday Fictioneers Challenge run by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. This week's picture prompt was provided by Jennifer Pendergast The challenge is to write a story within 100 words. The Summoning  He awoke to sterile rooms and white-coated doctors. After seven years adrift in a pleasant fog – waiting, always waiting – the haze dispersed with... Continue Reading →

FFfAW: Waiting

This post if for the Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers (FFfAW) Challenge, run by Priceless Joy. The challenge is that you write a story of 75-175 words inspired by the photo prompt below. I hope you like it. Waiting Sophia’s first experience of wind chimes was one of Debbie’s fondest memories. Her daughter had been a... Continue Reading →

Toadstool House

I've spent this afternoon finishing off a watercolour picture that I began several months ago and then left in my 'to be continued' pile. After writing The Pixie Party last week I was inspired to finally complete it. This is Tixel, who appears in the story, and his toadstool house. There is a colouring picture version of the... Continue Reading →

MFtS: Payment

Here's this week's entry into Monday's Finish the Story flash fiction challenge, run by Barbara W. Beacham. This challenge gives you a picture prompt and the first line and asks that you finish the story in 100-150 words. The given line is in italics. Payment “Once upon a time in a land far, far away...”... Continue Reading →

New Growth

Today I foolishly went out for a walk without my camera. I only wanted to stretch my legs and get a breath of fresh air before getting back to my writing, but I soon regretted leaving it behind. I found all the new growth and Spring flowers quite captivating. Luckily, for once, I had remembered to take my... Continue Reading →

Book Promotion!

Millie Thom’s books are thoroughly enjoyable to read, with some great characters… and I’m not just saying that because she’s my Mum! They’ll be free on Amazon for only one more day.

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This is definitely the shortest post I’m likely to make for a while. I just wanted to let people know that Book 1 of my Sons of Kings trilogy, Shadow of the Raven will be freeon Amazonfor three days,starting on April 3.

Anyone who enjoys a Viking adventure tale may be interested in this book. I had another great review on the Amazon.com site only yesterday. The review was headed by the phrase. ‘Well written historical fiction from a rising star.’ I owe huge thanks to that person, whoever it is. It’s no one I know, from WordPress or anywhere else.

Reviews are so important to writers, not just to inflate their egos. They help the writer see what they are doing right, or wrong, as well as helping to get their books noticed. Needless to say, if anyone out there downloads my book this weekend…

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The Pixie Party

The Pixie Party Sephie and Merelda are sisters who love to dance. More than anything else in the whole wide world they want to go to the pixie party. There the pixies dance among the toadstools, strings of multi-coloured firefly lanterns lighting their dancefloor. There’s only one problem - Sephie and Merelda are far too... Continue Reading →

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