Monthly Archives: November 2016

The Dark Spot

Flash fiction: fewer than 500 words They came at night. Soft-soled shoes whispered down dark alleys. Undisturbed by moonlight, or cloud-stifled starlight, no flicker of their passing in unwashed windows. Seeking the shelter of dark corners, deep shadows, their numbers … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction

Do you ever write Flash Fiction? A complete story – beginning, middle, end – in as few words as possible?. The discipline forces us to avoid, throw out, delete all those precious, extra words we love to use. When so … Continue reading

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Thursday prompt from Sue Vincent

If you listen carefully, can you hear old flirtations, snap of fans, rustle of silks? Can you see glitter of diamonds, reflections of laughter and the flicker of candles? Bright colours and perfumes mingle across the centuries. Sweet fresh air … Continue reading

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The Violin Soldiers

The thin notes of the violin pierced the fog and the stupor of the men lying on the coarse grass. “Bloody hell, that’s worse than Reveille” muttered one as they slowly pulled themselves to their feet, brushing off the damp … Continue reading

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Winnie-the-Pooh: The Forgotten Connection

Originally posted on jamesosbornenovels:
Special thanks to CBC Radio for an interview that resurrected this little known story about the origins of Winnie-the-Pooh. Here’s a summary.    Winnie-the-Pooh was born in Canada! Well, sort of. It all began in 1914. The…

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Result

At last it’s over. The nation has a result and the unwanted telephone calls exhorting us to vote for one candidate or another should (we hope) cease. With any luck, the powers that organize the television will once again revert … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Body in the Snow by Christoph Fischer @WriterCFischer

Originally posted on SaylingAway:
A fellow blogger and excellent writer, Christoph Fischer, just ventured into my domain with his cozy mystery, The Body in the Snow. So of course I had to read the book! The book has three distinct…

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