Call to Photographers

The 2017 Book a Break anthology has a Journey theme. The 34 excellent stories in it are currently being edited and proofread. So now is the time to ask all photographers out there… Continue reading

The Farmer With Open Eyes

For our entertainment, we commonly turn to stories that would – and regularly do – horrify us when real. The psychologist David Zald talks of our attraction to ‘controlled fear’ – we love… Continue reading

Flash Fiction: As Usual

Many of the songs that serve as prompts for Matt’s Flash Fiction Foray are new to me, which is fine. I’m all for broadening my horizons. But it’s nice, every now and then,… Continue reading

How much did we raise?

We’re already well into May, and I’ve done no summary of last month’s A to Z blogging challenge. Actually, the culprit is Smith, who took over the blog for the whole of April,… Continue reading

Flash Fiction: Precious

Though not a fiction, the week goes by in a flash and already it’s time for Matt’s 100-word Flash Fiction Foray. This week, the song prompt was Every Breath You Take. His mother said… Continue reading

7 Ways to Increase Your Chances of Self-Publishing Success

Originally posted on writers co-op:
Many writers have stories to tell, but they don’t want to deal with publishing or marketing their work. That was me roughly three years ago. What changed? Well,…

Flash fiction: Loving to Bits

The prompt this week for Matt’s Flash Fiction Foray was Young and Menace by Fall Out Boy. ‘No willpower,’ said Sharon. ‘Show him a box of chocs and he’ll scoff the lot.’ ‘Same… Continue reading

The Ill-fitting Suit

In the brouhaha leading up to the choice of France’s next president, no one has thought to interview the tailor who makes the constitutional suit. He isn’t easy to find, in fact, and… Continue reading

Flash Fiction: Trapped

With the A to Z over, it’s back to normal on the blogging front. And what better way to resume than with Matt’s Flash Fiction Foray – 100 words in response to a prompt,… Continue reading

Z is for Zero

Well, guess what? I didn’t get to Provence after all. I must have got into the wrong bag or the wrong queue, but I ended up in Madagascar! The flight was very long… Continue reading

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