Category Archive: Short Story

Writing 101, Day Eighteen: Hone Your Point of View

Writing 101, Day Eighteen: Hone Your Point of View The neighbourhood has seen better days, but Mrs. Pauley has lived there since before anyone can remember. She raised a family of six boys,… Continue reading

Writing 101: Walk in the Park

Day Nine: Point of View Today’s Prompt: A man and a woman walk through the park together, holding hands. They pass an old woman sitting on a bench. The old woman is knitting… Continue reading

Writing 101: The Yacht

Day Eight: Death to Adverbs Today’s Prompt: Go to a local café, park, or public place and write a piece inspired by something you see. Get detailed: leave no nuance behind.   The… Continue reading

Writing 101, Day Five: Be Brief

Writing 101, Day Five: Be Brief “Today’s Prompt: You stumble upon a random letter on the path.You read it. It affects you deeply, and you wish it could be returned to the person to… Continue reading

A Tiny Story About Peace

This week I discovered Bloggers for peace when looking for a blog event to take part in. Here is the link: We Can Make a Difference–Right Here, Right Now by Kozo Hattori So… Continue reading

Happiness Instead

  . A mother and daughter sat by a carved figure of a dragon. The smiling girl wrapped her arms around the wooden dragon’s head. “I love you, happy dragon!” “Don’t be silly Anne.… Continue reading

Liathara 4 – The Apprentice

Liathara lay on the hillside in the sunshine. She had been given time to meditate and take in what she had learned. Her tutor, Clare, the old Dragon-woman, was having her afternoon nap.… Continue reading

Liathara – The Lord, His Army and the Dragon

The Lord of the East awoke on top of a wooded hill. Opening his eyes woozily he checked himself over and found everything OK. No pain. He found himself unhurt apart from a… Continue reading

Liathara 2 – Hermit Hill

My 300 word story ‘Liathara of Woodley’ achieved an Honourable Mention in the last Flash! Friday 300 word story competition. I’m very honoured and pleased and I feel like developing that tiny bit… Continue reading

Liathara of Woodley

I originally wrote this in 302 words for Flash! Friday # 40, a writing competition. Now I’m treating my little story to a longer re-write for this daily prompt. It does have a twist… Continue reading

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