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Flash in a Flash – Super-Weeny #FlashForFriday

Traditionally I produce a new piece of Flash Fiction (short story 1000 words or under) every fortnight for my own personal bit of fun that is #FlashForFriday. I posted Confined last Friday, but I have since discovered a rather delightful … Continue reading

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The Three Stages of Good Fiction

First of all, a little shameless plug: All Hail the New Flesh, a scifi short fiction anthology containing a piece by yours truly is out TOMORROW, Sat 25th Jan on Amazon for your e-book or paperback pleasure 🙂 If you’re … Continue reading

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#FlashForFriday – Red Sky At Night

This musing-style ficlet was inspired by a friend of mine’s recent visit to Finland and a trip to a very specific and significant lake. In his own words it felt ‘oppressive’, which I can all too easily imagine. It got … Continue reading

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#FlashForFriday – ‘Wonderland’

As I mentioned in my last post, I recently came across this link to pictures of the 33 Most Beautiful Abandoned Places the other day. I had seen some of these pictures before but they were still amazing to see … Continue reading

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Away With Thee, Laurels! I shall not sit upon’t!

I have mentioned a few times over the past few months how invigorating and inspiring I find it to keep my productivity up. Moving forward with current projects or planning the next one means I feel like I’m constantly in … Continue reading

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Short Story: “Hong Kong 1990”

During my MA in Creative Writing a lot of my fiction tended to tilt toward the weird or the different, dealing with matters or ideas that I had not experienced myself (death, addiction, mental health, incest etc). This is fair … Continue reading

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Spoiling for a Fight

After inadvertently almost giving away major plot twists from Star Trek: Into Darkness to two separate people on the same day (I know, I’m a bad person) I got to thinking about the subject of spoilers. Giving away spoilers for … Continue reading

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The Gift of Time

I took last week off work and spent most of it writing in the bar/cafe of a local theatre. I always find I engage better out of the house, away from distractions and, true to form, I felt I got … Continue reading

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Writing Night

Now that have Zero out of my system (for now) it’s back to my main project, The Road Elsewhere. I was pleased and somewhat proud of myself that I not only managed to come up with an idea for another … Continue reading

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Spice and Realism: writing the Love Interest

As the feast of St. Valentine is drawing nearer, it has got me thinking about the concept of the love interest in fiction. It is something I only decided to put into my story recently, or, when I say decided, … Continue reading

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