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Accountability

Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner The last time everything fit in three duffles, Ted had finally convinced Clare to run away with him. She was seventeen and would soon have to leave the orphanage. Life hadn’t been very fair to her, so … Continue reading

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Family Ties

Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers Seven year old Alicia’s face contorted with fury and she pushed her younger brother Alex into the sunflower bed. “I hate you!” she screamed, running away. Years later brother and sister stood near the same … Continue reading

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Connections

Sunday Photo Fiction Sitting in a circle, it was her turn to speak but the silence continued. Dan, their group leader had made them hold hands and chant just before. The words echoed uselessly in her mind ‘I am wonderful, … Continue reading

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First Steps

My Sunday Photo Fiction Challenge! And when the green man flashed for the third time, she was still standing on the sidewalk. Pedestrians jostled past, shopping bags grazed against her legs but she stood still. Then, right on cue, the … Continue reading

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The Magic Within Us

My Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers’ challenge! I believe this is it, Marigold thought happily to herself. She stopped at the outdoor cafe. A delicate string of daisies adorned the brightly coloured door. Rustic wooden tables with matching chairs, inviting you to come … Continue reading

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Invasion

My Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers challenge! It’s beautiful! Amy closed her eyes. It was revoltingly beautiful, but she couldn’t tell Susie that, or could she? She’d find out soon enough, when they came for them. Mommy, I want to … Continue reading

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Emotions

My Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers challenge! “Hey Lazy! Over here!” Whiner and Anger greeted him excitedly. “Did little Jackson get over you too?” “He sure did!” Lazy grinned proudly, as he joined his friends by the shimmering tree trunk. … Continue reading

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These Old Shades – Georgette Heyer

The most wonderfully written books, ever! There is just something about Georgette Heyer and her style of writing. The perfect heroes, stoic, strong, chivalrous, honorable… heroes who demand your full attention and get it! 🙂 The wit, the gallantry and the … Continue reading

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Writing 101, Day 17: A Map as Your Muse-Mountain Magic

7 continents, 7 summits! It doesn’t get more adventurous than this! This is what Samina Baig, the first Pakistani woman who scaled Mount Everest at the age of 21, set out to do. Samina, just 23 years old, achieved this … Continue reading

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Time

Sunday Photo Fiction challenge! There they were again, with their foul words and disgraceful manners, enough to make a man retch. How could chivalry have vanished among men? And the women? For shame! Where was the grace? The innocence? Barnabas … Continue reading

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