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

No, no, the title isn’t the prompt! ūüôā 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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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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To all the writing perfectionists …

I’m following on from my previous post, Why I Write, and promise this will be one minute and fifty-four seconds well spent. The YouTube clip I’m recommending is titled –¬†Ira Glass on the Creative Process. I know there’s a plethora … Continue reading

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7 (in-the-end) uplifting lessons from rejection

Has anything happened to you which unexpectedly helped you to grow, as a person? For me, it wasn’t writing a book. That was fun, not therapy. It was what happened afterwards. Nothing. Nothing has toughened me up. I held my … Continue reading

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Are you a hedgehog or a fox?

I recently discovered two more types of people in the world, hedgehogs and foxes. ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† … Continue reading

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An undies-statement

I will get to the undies, but first‚Ķ…… many of us spend of a lot of time every week with our work colleagues. Through close proximity, we get to know and care about each other and exchange the important minutiae … Continue reading

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