Monthly Archives: September 2014

Induction Day

This is my 100-word story for Velvet Verbosity #396. The prompt for this week is the work ‘inspect.’ Induction Day “It’s a dirty job, but someone’s got to do it,” said Norma cheerfully. Melanie groaned. She hated cheerful co-workers. And … Continue reading

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If time travel exists how come no one has ever comes back to tell us?

Below is my 100-word story for Friday Fictioneers. The prompt this week is the beautiful photograph below by ©Dawn Q Landau To find out how to get involved in this weekly flash fiction challenge/group, click here To read other contributions, click … Continue reading

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The Locked Room

This is a story I wrote last year for the Daggerville Games monthly writing competition, but I dug it out again as it fitted this week’s Daily Post writing prompt nicely  The prompt/theme for this week is to post fiction … Continue reading

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Two Ravens Press Seeks “Ecoliterature” Manuscripts

Originally posted on Short Story Ireland:
Do you write poetry or prose centred on environmental writing, wilderness, ecology, nature, or landscape? If so, here is a great opportunity from Two Ravens Press. They are now open for non-fiction and fiction…

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Any of this feel familiar?

World Suicide Prevention Day   Today, September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day. An Irish suicide awareness organisation Pieta House has issued the following image to help people recognise the signs of impending suicide in others.  Remember, suicide can happen … Continue reading

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New Journal Brain of Forgetting Seeks Submissions on “Stones”

Originally posted on Short Story Ireland:
New online journal Brain of Forgetting is now accepting submissions of original poetry, flash fiction, creative non-fiction, graphic literature and visual art on the theme of ‘Stones’. Selected work will be published online in the debút…

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Greetings, Stranger

This story is based on the following writing prompt from the Daily Post: “You’re sitting at a café when a stranger approaches you. This person asks what your name is, and, for some reason, you reply. The stranger nods, “I’ve … Continue reading

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Adventure – DP Weekly photo challenge

The theme for this week’s DP Weekly Photo Challenge is ‘Adventure’ I had so many pictures to choose from for this one, as we live near some great beaches, cliffs, mountains, forests and anything else associated with adventure, and I … Continue reading

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Dust to Dust – a 100-word story

Ok, this is my second attempt to return to Friday Fictioneers. With the kids back at school I hope to have plenty of time to read everybody’s stories! My own story is below the picture. The prompt for this week’s … Continue reading

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