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Keep Going, Keep Writing: Week Six – Once Upon A Time

For however long the lockdown continues (in the UK at least), I am throwing out weekly writing exercises/prompts for anyone and everyone to respond to. Here’s how it works: I’ll post a prompt on Fridays and you just let your imagination take over from there. When you have a story you’re happy with, post it… Continue reading Keep Going, Keep Writing: Week Six – Once Upon A Time

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Keep Going, Keep Writing: Week Five – Dialogue

For however long the lockdown continues (in the UK at least), I am throwing out weekly writing exercises/prompts for anyone and everyone to respond to. Here’s how it works: I’ll post a prompt on Fridays and you just let your imagination take over from there. When you have a story you’re happy with, post it… Continue reading Keep Going, Keep Writing: Week Five – Dialogue

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Keep Going, Keep Writing: Week Four – Picture Prompts

For however long the lockdown continues (in the UK at least), I am throwing out weekly writing exercises/prompts for anyone and everyone to respond to. Here’s how it works: I’ll post a prompt on Fridays and you just let your imagination take over from there. When you have a story you’re happy with, post it… Continue reading Keep Going, Keep Writing: Week Four – Picture Prompts

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Keep Going, Keep Writing: Week Three – Three Questions

For however long the lockdown continues, I am throwing out weekly writing exercises/prompts for anyone and everyone to respond to. Here’s how it works: I’ll post a prompt on Fridays and you just let your imagination take over from there. When you have a story you’re happy with, post it to your own website with… Continue reading Keep Going, Keep Writing: Week Three – Three Questions

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Keep Going, Keep Writing: Week Two – Drabble Fiction

For however long the lockdown continues (in the UK at least), I am throwing out weekly writing exercises/prompts for anyone and everyone to respond to. Here’s how it works: I’ll post a prompt on Fridays and you just let your imagination take over from there. When you have a story you’re happy with, post it… Continue reading Keep Going, Keep Writing: Week Two – Drabble Fiction

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Keep Going, Keep Writing: Week One – Short-Story Tennis

I think we can all agree that these days we need things in our lives to keep us going. Things to fill great swathes of time that we now have on our hands. With that in mind, I think now would be a really good time for us to share writing exercises and prompts that… Continue reading Keep Going, Keep Writing: Week One – Short-Story Tennis

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Lockdown Library

So, you know how four years ago 2016 shaped up to be the year that would be the answer to many pub quiz questions in years to come? I.e. In what year… Trump’s America Brexit The Scottish Referendum [insert favourite celebrity name] died Well, looks like 2020 is doing its best to eclipse all that!… Continue reading Lockdown Library

Short Stories

The Spinster Queen

Introduction Please note that ‘Spinster’ in the title is using the original meaning of the word, i.e. a woman who spins, rather than the modern meaning of an unmarried woman. This is the third story that I wrote for Christmas 2018, this one for my mum. The story she chose as the jumping off point… Continue reading The Spinster Queen

Short Stories

Goldilocks and the Three Bairns

Introduction This short story was written for my sister, after she nominated Brave as her fairy tale/Disney film of choice. If you didn’t catch last week’s post, in Christmas 2018 I asked my family to pick a fairy tale/Disney film for me to use as stimulus for a short story. The ones my parents nominated… Continue reading Goldilocks and the Three Bairns

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2020: A Year of Vision

Just after New Year’s Day had dawned, my dad made the comment that 2020 was going to be the Year of Vision. He was making a joke on the fact that perfect vision is 20/20, but there was some poignancy in there as well (possibly inadvertent, it was hard to tell). As I make my… Continue reading 2020: A Year of Vision