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Flash Fiction Series: Crimson Sky

The second part of my flash fiction series. This week it’s Crimson Sky.  

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Flash fiction series: Why?

It’s time for some horror, with some terrifying microfiction.

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Short story competitions. Early 2016 edition.

Short story competitions for early 2016.

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Gelato and the Ancients.

I am returned from Rome, fat with gelato and smug with cheese contentment. I don’t think I’ve ever eaten so much dairy in so few days. “So did you have an Ice Cream?” my mother asked me, upon the mandatory

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Subverting Expectations

As a writer, subverting expectations is the holy grail of narrative trickery. Nobody likes a smart arse, so running with a plot that suddenly turns round and slaps the reader in the chops with a big pile of twisty “what!?”

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My Bravest Hour

It was the most primal of days. Man vs beast. The ancient contest to see who would look like an idiot. I’d first caught site of the monster the day before. There he was, a wee, sleekit, cow’rin, tim’rous beastie.

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The Toilet Who Cried

It’s been a busy week of editing, more editing and then trying not to cry at all the badly used capitals this week.  It’s mostly Annabel doing the crying as she hunches over mistakes that she’s surely seen before.  So

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