You may have heard, our writing group (The Whittlesey Wordsmiths) has recently published two Christmas collections of memories, short stories and verse. One is called Windy Christmas, the other is Jingle Bells and Tinsel Tales. Here is a snippet from Windy Christmas. Windy Christmas Here comes fresh snow; swirling clumps of it. My kind of … Continue reading Windy Christmas
Tag: flash fiction
… and two come along together
Nothing for ages, then two come along together. Another quick read from Shannon James on the 101 words website – find Snow Fall here. Photo by Mac2020 Italy on Pexels.comTwo A member of our writing group favours similar plot lines. She assures us they are mere fiction and not aspirational.
Trick or Treat?
Halloween in the Fens
Tears blur my fingers as they fumble at pills and foil. More vodka. Leaning back, I drift… Can’t sleep yet – more pills. A baby wails. My heart clenches, pain radiating to my stomach. Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Not a baby. Someone shaking me. ‘Wake up!’ Shan't – I lash out. Can’t. Falling… deeper. … Continue reading Mission
I once entered a 24-hour short story contest run by Angela Hoy's Writer's Weekly. com , just to see if I could. (Thinking up stories on the hop isn't my strong point.) As promised in another post, the story is reproduced below. On the date of the contest, (around 6pm BST – UK time, ) the … Continue reading Danny Boy
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