WOW: Raconteur

This post is in response to Heena Rathore P.’s Word of the Week (WOW). This weekly challenge is a great way of improving your vocabulary. If you wish to participate, simply create a post with your word and leave a link in a comment on Heena’s WOW post. Here's my WOW for this week: Word Raconteur... Continue Reading →

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Friday Fictioneers: Elemental Inspiration

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. Elemental Inspiration People travelled miles to see the sculptures, lauding her imagination. Cass simply smiled and accepted their praise, shrugging when asked the source of her... Continue Reading →

MFtS: The Medium

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. The Medium The only residents remaining in the small town of... Continue Reading →

New Growth

I thought I'd share another gallery of the flowers blooming around the garden and village with you today. The daffodils, tulips and fruit tree blossom of previous weeks are now all gone and we move on to lots of purple and pink flowers. We have alliums, aqualegia, clematis, irises and - newly opened over the last... Continue Reading →

WOW: Querulous

This post is in response to Heena Rathore P.’s Word of the Week (WOW). This weekly challenge is a great way of improving your vocabulary. If you wish to participate, simply create a post with your word and leave a link in a comment on Heena’s WOW post. Here's my WOW for this week: Word querulous... Continue Reading →

Friday Fictioneers: The Origins of a Dream

This is my entry for this week’s Friday Fictioneers Challenge run by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. This week's picture prompt was provided by Santoshwriter. The challenge is to write a story within 100 words. The Origins of a Dream “Maybe he’s mad,” Joey whispered, peering through the tangled branches where they crouched. He shivered, though he told himself it was because of... Continue Reading →

Friday Fictioneers: The Meeting place

This is my entry for this week’s Friday Fictioneers Challenge run by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. This week's picture prompt was provided by Marie Gail Stratford. The challenge is to write a story within 100 words. The Meeting Place Genre: Futuristic Dystopia Benjamin travelled through a desolate land. Crops withered in fields, un-harvested. Once bustling towns stood empty, haunted by tense individuals who... Continue Reading →

MFtS: Oracle

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. Oracle Genre: Fantasy Arriving at the beach, she reflected on her... Continue Reading →

WOW: Obfuscate

This post is in response to Heena Rathore P.’s Word of the Week (WOW). This weekly challenge is a great way of improving your vocabulary. If you wish to participate, simply create a post with your word and leave a link in a comment on Heena’s WOW post. Here's my WOW for this week: Word obfuscate... Continue Reading →

Cactus Crazy

I had planned to write a short story today but then I noticed the cacti around our house were flowering and became a little distracted by photographing them. I thought I'd share a few of the better pictures here. My family have always kept cacti. When I was a child my dad had a greenhouse full of them, though... Continue Reading →

Picture it & Write: Childhoods’ Playground

This is my entry into the Picture it and Write creative writing challenge hosted by the authors of Ermiliablog. Childhoods' Playground Tammy was really excited about showing her friends the house. She’d found it when exploring the village. She knew Mummy said she shouldn’t ever go past the big wall but the crumbling stones and low hanging... Continue Reading →

WOW: Nascent

This post is in response to Heena Rathore P.’s Word of the Week (WOW). This weekly challenge is a great way of improving your vocabulary. If you wish to participate, simply create a post with your word and leave a link in a comment on Heena’s WOW post. Here's my WOW for this week: Word nascent... Continue Reading →

Friday Fictioneers: Pushing the Barrier

This is my entry for this week’s Friday Fictioneers Challenge run by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. This week's picture prompt was provided by Dee Lovering. The challenge is to write a story within 100 words. Pushing the Barrier It was busier than she’d expected. She hoped the clouds would open, sending everyone scurrying home but… no luck so far. How on... Continue Reading →

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