Category Archives: fiction

Brainstorming

At the Poet’s Pub Brian is talking about the failure of language.  Language is failing me at the moment, but the alert from Dictionary.com of a word new to me reminded me of a story I wrote back in 2008.  Story, … Continue reading

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Village Show

“The first prize in the Victoria Sandwich competition goes to Mrs Smith. The rise and flavour were both impeccable, and the strawberry jam filling was home-made.  I did wonder – did you doctor the recipe? I caught a tinge of … Continue reading

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Annie’s Fortune

Once upon a time, an old lady in her top floor bedsit struggled to make ends meet. She was waiting for doctors to mend her hip and rip the veils from her eyes. Life was hard but to her, sweet. … Continue reading

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Village Produce Show

“…and the first prize in the Victoria Sandwich competition goes to Mrs Smith. The rise and flavour were both impeccable, and the strawberry jam filling was home-made unlike others. I did wonder – did you doctor the official recipe, Mrs … Continue reading

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Fairy Foootsteps

Moth whispers to Peaseblossom ‘has he finished horsing about?’ —‘‘I think so.’ —‘Can we get offstage then? My feet are killing me.’ The unlikely fairies, aka Mona and Geraldine, have been suffering the tortures of the damned during the six-hour … Continue reading

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Wordle 95

The Incident of the Broken Thread The Queen was bathing – her once a year day, whether she needed it or not. The court stood around gossiping in hushed tones, while maids cautiously soaped Her Majesty’s back. A burst of … Continue reading

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Dig for Victory for Trifecta

He was handed a shovel and told to dig. He understood the why, but the how was problematic. After four years of semi-starvation, malaria and dysentery he could scarcely lift the shovel, let alone dig.  He started to scratch at … Continue reading

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Words a-gogo

http://withrealtoads.blogspot.fr/2013/01/get-listed.html gives us a long list of incongruous heterogeneous words to use any way we can.  This was the best I could come up with.  I realise that I didn’t need to use all of them, but the below-mentioned pen … Continue reading

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Surviving Christmas

Ella planned her strategy to survive the ordeal of her first Christmas without Jim. She needed to keep busy; give herself no time to brood on dire subjects like loneliness; no time to revive painful memories; no time to regret … Continue reading

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33 words for Trifecta

The last strains of sunlight lingered in the corners, grasping every available point of refraction.  She slid her fingertips along the glass wondering if this was all there ever was. Or could be.  Where was the knight in shining armour? … Continue reading

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33 word ending for Trifecta

Trifecta   last week gave us a prompt to write a story beginning, or hook, in 33 words. The sentences I wrote then have given me the outline of a novel which I am saving for Napowrimo in November.  This week the … Continue reading

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33-word hook

Trifecta asks us for an incipit – which is what I call a hook  – for a book in 33 words.  I took it further and worked out a possible continuation and a couple of alternative 33 word  hooks. A … Continue reading

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Another Success Story

I sent a story, Point of No Return, to MouseTalesPress  yesterday – an ezine that I found through Ron Lavalette.  This morning in my inbox came a flattering acceptance.  How’s that for quick turnaround.  You will be able to read … Continue reading

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A new page for you

I’ve started a new page for fiction (see header) and put in the first chapter of my novella “Anne’s Fortune” – more to come tomorrow when I’ve tidied up Chapter 2.  I hope you enjoy it.

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The Scream – wordle 60

for http://sundaywhirl.wordpress.com/ They dared me to steal The Scream.  Thinking that the temporary expo in the riverside mansion of millionaire collector Baron von Grabbit might be an easier mark than the National Gallery, I gulped, trembled, but agreed to give … Continue reading

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