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
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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?
a short story
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?
Pond People 4
Never. Grandad mourned for the river he could never revisit. Molly couldn’t understand why he would want to. Here, in the pond, he didn’t have to dodge water voles and herons – whatever they were. (She pictured a heron as another kind of cat.) ‘There must be something we can do about that cat.’ Flash’s … Continue reading Pond People 4
Into Each Life…
Verse and worse (mine): regular writing challenges that tax the imagination.
Video Making for the Clueless
Once again I have to thank Nicholas Rossis at http://nicholasrossis.me/2019/04/27/flexclip-making-a-video-in-seconds/ for a Really Useful tip The link above introduced me to FlexClip: a free resource for putting together videos (for advertising, greeting cards, blog posts...). FlexClip is really easy to use. According to Nicholas's post, the free version only works on Chrome (which I use … Continue reading Video Making for the Clueless
The Unwanted Gift
‘We love it, Mum – don’t we Mark?’ Hm. It’ll go with the gnome.’ He hadn’t yet managed to break the garden gnome his mother gave them for Christmas, although the lawnmower came perilously close to it at times. This was one of those twee little doors meant to look as if an elf or … Continue reading The Unwanted Gift
Of all the burrows in all the riverbanks in all the world, she had come to his. Another quick flash on Commaful A self-indulgence - I enjoy playing with layout and pictures for these. This story was another challenge from our writing group - all explained in a comment at the end of the … Continue reading Together