Charlie

Charlie put the cat down reluctantly and watched longingly as it wandered up to the door and through the cat flap its thoughtful owners had installed. She turned away and blinked in the bright sun. It was still cool, the first signs of Spring only just appearing and she wished that Summer felt closer. The … Continue reading

The Hill at Dawn

Here’s the latest flash piece for my writers’ group. I set the prompt this time, which was ‘The Hill at Dawn’. I left it quite late to get started, so what I have is a little unpolished, but nevertheless, here it is. I hope you enjoy it.   Today I have the power of a … Continue reading

Agoge

This is the story of a boy. No. Start again. This is a story about blood and sweat and sand. It is a story about the way sunlight feels on your skin and the way water runs down you back when the wind shakes it from the trees. It’s a story about a boy who … Continue reading

Ghost Story

The second of the two stories from the last writer’s meeting. This is the first of the two I wrote, feeling a little bit flippant about ghost stories, since horror isn’t something I haven’t really dabbled in. So I twisted the specification of a ghost story to a fantasy genre with a silly pun. Hope … Continue reading

Burleigh Hall

This is one of the two stories I wrote for my writer’s group for our Hallowe’en session. I don’t massively like horror so I found it hard to write anything at all, but hopefully this will be suitably chilling, even if it’s several weeks too late. There’ll be an update on all my writing and … Continue reading

Arriving Somewhere Unexpected

This is the piece I wrote for my writers’ group’s last meeting.   Arriving Somewhere Unexpected ‘Excuse me, please.’ The man with the burgundy backpack couldn’t hear me over his headphones, which leaked a tinny tsk tsk into the carriage. The automatic door closed, pinning my arm to my ribs before it whined back open.

Writers’ Group Prompt 1: What I Did On My Holiday

This is the short fiction piece I wrote for the Writers’ Group that I talked about last week. The prompt was “What I Did On My Holiday” with a word limit of 500 words. Hope you enjoy it and Happy Friday!

Friday Flash: Friday

Friday Becky’s eyes snapped open a few seconds before her alarm starting chirruping happily on the small table next to her bed. She raised a hand and silenced it. Instead of getting up straight away, she hovered for a moment on the edge of sleep, enjoying being snuggled beneath the covers and the warm sunlight … Continue reading

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