Back in late 2013 the comment that "Standing shoulder to shoulder the world's population can fit on the Isle of Wight" became the inspiration for a work-in-progress under the working title of Megalopolis. The Isle of Wight is a island just off the southern cost of England, and whilst the comment might have been true … Continue reading Megalopolis – the origin post
Fiveways End, like so many of my ideas for stories, didn't start with a story. There were no characters with a need to fulfil, there was just a name for a fictional town in which something would happen. The name of Fiveways End was inspired by this signpost for Six Corners which I passed in … Continue reading Fiveways End – the origin post
Six-year old Clara demands to know what clouds are. Written for the #FridayFlash communities on Google+ and Facebook, and in a shorter-form for the Cafe Doom Flash Challenge.
I uploaded Connections - one of my pieces of flash from last Summer - to the MacGuffin site, which describes itself as: a jukebox for fiction and poetry. All content is in both text and audio form, so you can read or stream audio on the go. You can listen to me read the story here.
"Ineffectual scrabbling fingers bleed for escape from the darkness of my premature coffin." 13 words for the Grammar Ghoul Press unlucky 13 challenge.
Flash fiction story written for #FridayFlash. This is the story of Reverend Peters and an encounter in the graveyard of his church.
In this story Inspector Thompson, braves incessant rain to search for one more connection between ten criminals, and perhaps prove their innocence. Originally written for the Café Doom Flash Challenge, this version has been tidied up and became my debut Friday Flash.
'The Boyfriend' concerns Laura, her boyfriend, and her obsession with chocolate. It was written for the weekly Doom Flash Challenge at Cafe Doom in week 311 from the prompt word 'Chocolate'.
Commander Johnson makes the ultimate sacrifice in this piece for week 309 of the Doom Flash Challenge over at Cafe Doom. The prompt word was 'Hunger'.
'Company for Lost Souls' was written for the Doom Flash Challenge after a break of 679 days and did rather better than my only other previous attempt. The prompt word for the week 301 was 'Beach'.