Cairndhu revisited

After the showI've started to lay out the follow on from Best in Show in Cairndhu. The opening comes with Broon making his way home from work and meeting Jinks, the postman. Jinks gives Broon a letter which he says comes from Dalriada. 'Dalriady?' Broon exclaims, where the Hell's that?' 'No Dalriady, Dalriada, it was spelt...
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A Straight Shooting Checklist

I'm afraid I missed out on submitting for the Writers Magazine 500 words last month but I liked the brief. It asked for a short story that included - something the characters, especially the protagonist hadn't forseen, like someone falling out of a plane on top of you; a ticking clock that meant the protagonist...
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A List-less story

Once again I have been guilty of not looking carefully at a competition brief. I rushed off making plans for the 'List' flash fiction story in Writers Journal and found I was only allowed ten items. No matter, all these aborted attempts produce story lines for future use. The 'Hidden' one for Writer's Magazine was...
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Listing in a flash

I like to try the flash fiction competition in Writers Journal because it is always intriguing. This month it is to tell a story in a list. The editor suggested it could be a shopping list but I have a problem with that, a shopping list even a bucket list, only tells you what...
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Prize winning story

I've added O'Reilly's Daughter to the short stories. It won a prize in Writers Journal and I am rather pleased with it. I love characters who don't conform and Elizabeth is one of those. In a way I find strong female characters have more depth than male ones. The male ones seem to come out...
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Journeys end

I've written the flight from the Northern Cape area to Cape Town. It was easy ass I've flow with an organisation nicknamed Fright Services but the other idea of computer versus mind travel has run out of steam. I tried different points of view and an extra character, and even a different start, which can...
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