New Growth – June

Unfortunately we currently have absolutely no internet in the village so I'm afraid I'm going to be absent from my blog for most of this week. I'm only able to post this one by visiting a local restaurant that has free wi-fi. Luckily I'd already prepared a gallery of pictures ready to post! We've been told... Continue Reading →

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WOW: Ululate

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 Ululate... Continue Reading →

FFfAW: Awakening

This post is for the Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers (FFfAW) Challenge, run by Priceless Joy. This week's photo prompt was provided by Sonya from Only 100 Words. The challenge is that you write a story of 75-175 words inspired by the photo prompt below. I hope you like it. Awakening Heavy eyes blinked open, the world... Continue Reading →

Roses

The roses in the garden are now fully in bloom so I thought I'd share a few pictures of them. I adore roses. Their blooming is always a sign that summer has arrived, even if the weather doesn't necessarily agree. I'd just like to apologise to anyone whose blog I haven't managed to visit recently or whose comment... Continue Reading →

FFfAW: Waystation

This post is 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've ignored the rather modern looking telegraph wires in the picture and have written another other-world fantasy story this week - though one without... Continue Reading →

MftS: Whispers

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. This week's opening line was provided by Eric Wickland of Momusnews. Whispers... Continue Reading →

Friday Fictioneers: Beating Heart

This is my entry for this week’s Friday Fictioneers Challenge run by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. This week's picture prompt was provided by Raina NG. The challenge is to write a story within 100 words. Beating Heart Mary’s gaze swept the kitchen one final time as she prepared to leave. The room was imbued with a lifetime of memories. Sometimes it seemed... Continue Reading →

FFfAW: Paradise

This post if for the Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers (FFfAW) Challenge, run by Priceless Joy. This week's picture was provided by Sonya O of Only 100 Words. The challenge is that you write a story of 75-175 words inspired by the photo prompt below. Here's my entry.  I hope you like it. Paradise Even after... Continue Reading →

WOW: Serried

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 serried... Continue Reading →

Friday Fictioneers: Freedom’s Chance

This is my entry for this week’s Friday Fictioneers Challenge run by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. This week's picture prompt was provided by C. Hase. The challenge is to write a story within 100 words. Freedom's Chance Genre: Fantasy “This is madness,” Lind muttered. “It’s never gonna work.” “It will. It has too.” “It’s too dangerous…” “Then leave.” Korin sighed in exasperation.... Continue Reading →

FFfAW: The Photograph

This post if for the Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers (FFfAW) Challenge, run by Priceless Joy. This week's picture was provided by Ellespeth's friend. The challenge is that you write a story of 75-175 words inspired by the photo prompt below. Here's my entry.  I hope you like it. The Photograph Hanif wasn’t prepared for the... Continue Reading →

Picture it & Write: Between Levels

This is my entry into the Picture it and Write creative writing challenge hosted by the authors of Ermiliablog. Between Levels Genre: Futuristic “You don’t belong here.” Lyla gave an undignified squawk as the gravelly voice sounded from the darkness ahead. She’d not considered the possibility of encountering people during her excursion. “I can go wherever I... Continue Reading →

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