Another re-post! Faithful followers will have read this one before (twice!) But it's a story I'm fond of... ### Christmas Presence Shorty scrambled over the top of the skip and landed next to me on the old cardboard that topped the pile of rubbish. I don’t know what was underneath that but it stank a … Continue reading A Christmas story I made earlier
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This is an update of my post originally entitled A Diversion, published – would you believe – in 2013 ! Challenges from Chris Fielden and Friends I’ve been following Chris Fielden’s challenges for many moons, at https://www.christopherfielden.com/ I enter short stories in his two-yearly To Hull and Back competitions and have even been shortlisted. (My story, … Continue reading Still Diverting
Why Am I Writing This Boring Story?
I struggle to find story ideas. Occasionally, I find myself re-imagining something that happened in my family (as do all writers). Or something that might have happened, prompted by a remark somebody made. As I carry on along one of these drab avenues, I might think to myself, Nobody is going to be interested in … Continue reading Why Am I Writing This Boring Story?
Our writing group has just published two Christmas collections Windy Christmas is an eclectic collection of memories, poems and short stories (one or two perhaps not for the fainthearted). Jingle Bells and Tinsel Tales, on the other hand, is for those of a gentle disposition and suitable for bedtime reading to younger family members. Illustrations … Continue reading Christmas Reading?
Marsha Ingrao of Always Write has kindly invited me to guest-host her Story Chat challenge through August and September. For those of you who haven't come across Story Chat before, find the current story up for comment HERE. Earlier stories, along with a link to submit your own, can be found at https://alwayswrite.blog/story-chat-2/. You'll find … Continue reading Story Chatting
It was late 2019 when Phil, from our writing group, had the idea of producing two collections of Christmas stories – one for adults and one for children. It is difficult to summon the Christmas muse once the festive season has passed. By the time we felt Christmassy enough to produce seasonal stories in 2019, … Continue reading Seasonal Confusion
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New Fiction from a Whittlesey Wordsmith
Killing Time in Cambridge Just published is a tale of a Cambridge detective with an unusual sidekick , written by an author who knows his territory. Affection for Cambridge and its surroundings shines through the story and its gentle humour ensures these murders won't keep you awake at night. A Good holiday read. Find Phil … Continue reading New Fiction from a Whittlesey Wordsmith
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What’s the Worst That Can Happen?
Scheduling WordPress Posts. To be honest, not much can go wrong. It's an easy procedure, practically foolproof. (First, find your fool.) The Process. . . 1 . Review until you never want to read it again. 2 . On your Draft screen, the Settings sidebar should be showing. If it isn't, click on that universal … Continue reading What’s the Worst That Can Happen?