Air fills with movement Fleeting insects buzz, dart, dance A feast on the wing I had intended to share my monthly Changing Seasons post today but unfortunately I haven't actually finished sorting through all of the photos I've taken. I've visited and photographed the meadow so many times over the past few weeks that I have... Continue Reading →
This post is for Priceless Joy's Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. This week's prompt was provided by me. Imaginary Friends "It's just your eyes playing tricks on you," everyone always told her. "None of it's real." Even her grandmother - who told the most wonderful stories - had always waved a dismissive hand and said, "Your imagination is running away... Continue Reading →
This post is for The Sometimes Stellar Storyteller's Six Word Story Challenge. This week's prompt is: discontent. Irritation simmers, expanding: ready to explode.
This post is for Sonya's Three Line Tales. The Runner He ran to escape the anger and fear that had dominated his life for so long, each stride distancing him from the demons of his past. He ran towards dreams of a bright future full of love and hope. He ran because he could -... Continue Reading →
This post is for Priceless Joy's Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers, a challenge that asks you to write a story of 100-175 words based on the photo prompt below. This week's picture was provided by TJ Paris. Thank you TJ! Crisis Point The library had always been her sanctuary, her escape from life's hubbub - until her world... Continue Reading →
Every Wednesday, all across the internet, bloggers post a picture with no words to explain it. Here is mine.
This post is for Sunday Photo Fiction, a challenge that asks you to write a story of around 200 words inspired by the photo prompt below. Wildfire of Hysteria Mira slid through the shadows, each movement calculated to remain unseen. The inn was silent in the pre-dawn light but early risers might already be watching. Unfortunately, she... Continue Reading →
Protective arms reach Offering shelter from storms Open seas cry home This post is for the Daily Post's Weekly Photo Challenge. This week's theme is Curve. The pictures were taken in Newlyn, the fishing village in Cornwall that we stayed in during our recent holiday. Newlyn harbour has been in use since at least 1435,... Continue Reading →
This post is for the Sometimes Stellar Storyteller's Six Word Story challenge. This week's prompt is tease. "Mum! Charlie keeps on poking me!" As soon as I saw this week's prompt I knew I had to write a six word story about siblings teasing each other! Working with kids I tend to see a lot of that. 🙂 I chose... Continue Reading →
This post is for Sonya's Three Line Tales. Grandma's Wisdom Grandma always said that the thing to aim for was elegance, sweetly understated; that the magic lay in the simplicity. The ingredients might be plain but when blended they created a perfection no one could resist. She always got the feeling that Grandma wasn't just talking about cakes. ... Continue Reading →
His post is for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers, a flash fiction challenge run by Priceless Joy, that asks you to write a story of 100-175 words based on the photo prompt below. This week's prompt was provided by Nonnaci. Thank you Nonnaci. The Window Raen stood in the doorway and considered the benefit of retreat.... Continue Reading →
Every Wednesday, all across the internet, bloggers post a photograph with no words to explain it. Here is mine.
This post is for Cee's Black and White Challenge. This week's theme is: steps - inside or out. The steps stretch before you in a seemingly endless trail up the cliffside and you curse your decision to make the trip, your legs aching from the strain. The steep drop alongside the path is enough to make you grip the... Continue Reading →
This post is for the Sometimes Stellar Storyteller's Six Word Story Challenge. This week's theme is insult. Thick skinned? He'd had to be. I didn't really know what picture I was going to use to illustrate this six word story until I went hunting around on Pixabay. Then I entered the search term 'thick skinned' and elephant pictures appeared. Perfect! One of... Continue Reading →
This post is for Cee's Oddball Challenge. Ssh. You must walk on tippy-toes as you creep past the giants' lair. Take care not to wake them. Run if you feel their stares. Oh no... Run! These oddball photos were taken at the Lost Gardens of Heligan, a fascinating place in Cornwall that we just had to revisit... Continue Reading →
This post is for Sonya's Three Line Tales challenge. To Shape the World She smiled as she walked away, her every possession carried in the bag on her back. For too long she'd allowed his derisive opinions to control her actions - but no more. From now on, her world would be shaped by her hands... Continue Reading →
This post is for Jacqueline's Echoes of my Neighbourhood. This week I'm sharing pictures from one of my favourite places - the home of Robin Hood, Sherwood Forest. Growing up in Nottinghamshire, Sherwood was a place we visited regularly, on both school trips and family days out. Tales of Robin Hood were instrumental in developing... Continue Reading →