Tag: flash fiction

O is for “Opal and Onyx”-my #WEPFF entry for ‘Jewel Box’ #AtoZChallenge

O is for “Opal and Onyx”-my   #WEPFF entry for ‘Jewel Box’  #AtoZChallenge

Today I’m combining my Blogging from A-Z Challenge post for the letter ‘O’ with April’s WEP Challenge, for which the prompt is ‘Jewel box’. Write…Edit…Publish post on the third Wednesday of every second month and the challenges are open to all. To join in, you submit your name to the list, write an entry for the prompt (1000 words or less) and edit it. Then on the date given, you publish it to your blog, stating your feedback preferences. You can also read and leave comments on the other entries and share the challenge far and wide on social media. The […]


F is for Flash Fiction #AtoZChallenge

F is for Flash Fiction #AtoZChallenge

The Blogging from A-Z Challenge continues today. Throughout April I’m posting about my life as a writer, including my inspirations, frustrations and celebration. For the letter F, I’m going to talk about flash fiction—micro stories that are usually no more than 1000 words long, and sometimes even a single sentence! I got into flash fiction relatively recently. It seems to be a popular form of writing at the moment and I’ve seen lots of flash fiction challenges around the blogosphere, including the WEP Challenge, Six Sentence Story and Fiction in 50. Last year, I shared a short piece called No […]


#WEPFF February Challenge: 28 Days

#WEPFF February Challenge: 28 Days

Content advisory notice: My entry contains detailed references to addiction and child bereavement which may be triggering for some. Write…Edit…Publish post on the third Wednesday of every second month and the challenges are open to all. To join in, you submit your name to the list, write an entry for the prompt (1000 words or less) and edit it. Then on the date given, you publish it to your blog, stating your feedback preferences. You can also read and leave comments on the other entries and share the challenge far and wide on social media. The winner for each prompt wins a $10 Amazon […]


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Posted 20th February 2019 in: Creative Writing. Tagged: , ,

Knights of Microfiction (1) Trapped

Knights of Microfiction (1) Trapped

The Knights of MicroFiction is a bloghop hosted by Jess at Write, Skate Dream and Kathy at Imagine Today. It takes place on the 15th of every month (except April when everyone is busy with the A-Z challenge). It was designed as a way for bloggers to meet new friends in the blogging community and spark their creativity. Today’s prompt is: “Your character is trapped in a space (of your choice).  All they have with them is a broken coffee mug, an unlit candle and a cell phone with a dead battery.  What happens? Your entry cannot be longer than […]


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Posted 14th August 2012 in: Creative Writing. Tagged: ,

First Campaigner Challenge: Shadows and Light Flash Fiction

First Campaigner Challenge: Shadows and Light Flash Fiction

 I’ve been meaning to take part in Rachel Harrie’s First Campaigner Challenge all week now, but work and real life has kind of interfered, which is why I’m posting last minute. This was the challenge brief: Write a short story/flash fiction story in 200 words or less, excluding the title. It can be in any format, including a poem. Begin the story with the words, “Shadows crept across the wall”. These five words will be included in the word count.  If you want to give yourself an added challenge (optional), do one or more of these: end the story with […]


Super-Snooper Blogfest

Super-Snooper Blogfest

Today I’m writing for Alison Stevens’ Super-Snooper Blogfest. I’m ashamed to say I wasn’t at all on the ball with this one and despite signing up weeks ago I only got around to writing my entry today. In fact I wrote it hastily in my lunch break at work, so I apologise in advance for the sloppy writing, but better late (and sloppy) than never, right? The main thing is I enjoyed writing it and I hope you will too. The brief for the blogfest was to describe a setting that tells the reader something about your character’s personality. I’ve […]