After the Rain

One type of weather you can nearly always rely on in England is rain. This year has been particularly wet! It might be annoying, stopping me from getting outside to take photographs, but it's what makes the gardens so green and the growth so lush, so I suppose I shouldn't complain. As I arrived home a [...]

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Six Word Stories – Loss, Passion and Murder

For the past couple of weeks I've been spotting a number of fascinating stories, all written in only six words.  This week I thought I'd join in. The challenge is run by Ben at A Hopelessly Wandering Mind and each week he gives a theme for your six word story. As I'm joining in at week three [...]

Cee’s Which Way Challenge 2015: Week #34 – The Old Railway Bridge

A sedate path idles where mighty engines once roared.  The bridge stands lonely sentinel, holding memories of its glory days in unloved brick-work. This post is for Cee's Which Way Challenge. The photograph was taken in Newark on Trent (Nottinghamshire, UK) along the path of the old railway line. The railway itself closed in 1988 and since then [...]

FFfAW: What Lies Beyond

This post is for the Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers (FFfAW) Challenge, run by Priceless Joy. This week's photo prompt was provided by Dawn M. Miller. Thank you Dawn!  The challenge is that you write a story of 75-175 words inspired by the photo prompt below. I hope you like it. What Lies Beyond “For centuries we’ve [...]

MftS & SPF: A Sister’s Love

This post is in response to both Monday's Finish the Story and the Sunday Photo Fiction flash fiction challenges, run by and Alistair Forbes, respectively. Monday's Finish the Story, run by Barbara W. Beacham gives  a picture prompt and the first line and asks that you finish the story in 100-150 words. The given line is in italics. Alistair [...]

Cee’s Black and White Challenge: Flowers

This post is for Cee's Black and White Challenge. This week's theme is flowers. This post was going to go up last night. I had a photograph (the first dahlia shot above) all ready to go. Then I thought I'd have a wander around the garden and see if there was anything else that might [...]