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International Lit Bulb Festival – flash fiction prompt ‘together’

features new flash fiction, flash non-fiction, and poetry from across the globe. Submissions had to be 1500 words or less and include the theme or prompt ‘together’. Thanks to Matt Potter for accepting my romantic flash fiction below: Window to … Continue reading

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Don’t Kill Me, I’m in Love

  Many thanks to Matt Potter, editor of Pure Slush, for his guidance and advice whilst I wrote my story (the sixth in the serial) for don’t kill me I’m in love In the serial each story picks up from where the … Continue reading

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FLASH FICTION Challenge #2 – try it, you might get addicted…

No, no, the title isn’t the prompt! 🙂 Stories for the first Flash Fiction Challenge  Love Gone Wrong ranged from putting the love-blame squarely on Jane Austen’s shoulders, to Lola’s suspicious mind and where it got her (besides an expensive plumbing bill, and that’s … Continue reading

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New flash fiction prompt…

Here’s a new flash fiction prompt to experiment with — for fun — to allow contributors to try different writing styles and genres. In 500 words or less it’s a quick, simple and collaborative way to practice writing. PROMPT – A lone street … Continue reading

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Interview with a vampire!!!

Yes, an interview with a vampire!! IN REAL LIFE!! – as my kids would say. I was lucky enough to ask Christopher, the vampire from Marigold Deidre Dicer’s The Black Swan Inheritance a few questions. First, here is a description of … Continue reading

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Character Interview with @SusanLattwein ‘s Lily from the Arafura Series

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My first ever character interview is with Lily, the boisterous and excitable sister of protagonist Kat Howard from Arafura. Thanks for joining me Lily. Now, I’ve gotten to know your sister quite well these past few months, and…

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LOVE GONE WRONG – Valentine’s Day flash fiction

‘Falling’ in love  Kat paddled to stay afloat, her skin chartreuse-yellow in the deep, crystal water. Close up, Adam’s wet eyelashes seemed longer. Male mascara. “Jump with me,” he challenged. “Just from the cliff.” Kat shook her head. No way. “I … Continue reading

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LOVE GONE WRONG … submit your Valentine’s day flash fiction

Next week’s post is open to everyone inspired to write a 500 word (or less) story with the following theme – Love gone wrong … ‘Love gone wrong …’ is very open to interpretation re time, setting, genre,  …  characters … Continue reading

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In Training

  Absorbed in her book, the young woman inched closer to the window as he plonked himself down next to her in the near empty carriage. She let out a sigh. Why beside her? The guard blew his whistle and … Continue reading

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Indie Book Review: Arafura – Unfinished Business (Book 2) by Susan Lattwein

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Review: This book starts off with a bang, and it keeps on delivering. Nicely paced with good doses of action, drama and romance, I absolutely recommend it. After reading the first book, I knew it…

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