Category: Fiction

Elsa v Cinderella #ThePrompt

There once was a young girl called Helen. Her school didn’t participate in World Book Day. As a result, Helen didn’t have the opportunity to mis-interpret the event and dress up as Zoella, Scooby Doo or some other character with a tenuous link to the occasion. Instead her school decided to mark the event a

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Anticipation; a positive emotion

This post has been written specifically for The Prompt creative writing linky. The prompt word was ‘anticipation’. I have also added it to #TheList linky. Try as I might, I have, for the third week running, failed to write any fiction, which is what I like to do when participating in #ThePrompt. Since the publication

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Short story inspired by The Prompt

This is a short story inspired by The Prompt (#theprompt) creative writing linky hosted by the Mumturnedmom blog. The prompt word was celebration. Click on the badge at the end to see what other bloggers have been writing about. Celebrating a new arrival He opened the door and barged it open with his carrier bags

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A short story about family, in two sentences

This post was inspired by #theprompt creative writing linky hosted by the Mum Turned Mom blog. The prompt word on this occasion was ‘family’. I have also been inspired by a new blog I have discovered called Two Sentence Short Stories, so have written something in this manner. I hope you like it.

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Short story; The loneliness of the local news reporter

The other day I was going through some manuscripts I wrote years ago. The story below was among them. It is loosely based on an experience I had when I was a local news reporter in my early twenties. I was working during the quiet period between Christmas and New Year and only the one

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