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My Top 7 Short Stories

My Top 7 Short Stories

It’s time for Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme originally created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Every week there is a new topic or theme to base your top ten list on. You can find more details about it and see the list of topics here. This week’s prompt is “Top Ten Short Stories or Novellas” and trying to think of my top ten made me realise that I don’t read enough of either. I think I fell out of love with the short story during my uni years when I […]


“No People, No War”, a Short Story for #NationalWritingDay

“No People, No War”, a Short Story for #NationalWritingDay

  I saw this simple four-word prompt a while ago on Creative Talents Unleashed and wanted to have a go at turning it into a short story. As it’s National Writing Day, what better time to exercise my writing muscle? I typed this on my lunch break today and haven’t had much time to polish it, so please be kind!   No People, No War “No people, no war,” he says simply, lunging for the activator. I catch his wrist just as he grabs it and squeeze it hard, causing the device to fly out of his hand and clatter […]


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Blog Blast: Once… by Ronel Janse van Vuuren

Blog Blast: Once… by Ronel Janse van Vuuren

  Today I’m super excited to introduce you to a new short story collection called Once…Tales, Myths and Legends of Faerie by Ronel Janse van Vuuren, published on 23rd May 2018. I stumbled across Ronel’s blog during the A-Z challenge and I’m so glad I did. Ronel is an expert storyteller with a wealth of knowledge about myths, legends and folklore. I enjoyed her interesting posts about writing and she also left a ton of thoughtful and insightful comments on my posts. I feel like I have made a great new blogging buddy. I was excited to hear about Ronel’s new book, […]


A-Z Challenge: E is for Envy

A-Z Challenge: E is for Envy

Today is the fifth day of the A-Z Blogging Challenge. Just to remind you, I’m doing an A-Z of human emotions, feelings and mental states.Today is the letter E and so I’m going to write about Envy. I whipped up a short story for you on my lunchbreak yesturday, here goes. Green with Envy There she was again, flirting with him. Casually flicking her long golden hair over her shoulder and leaning towards him, cleavage on display. She was shameless. She’d only been at this school five minutes and already she acted like she was best friends with everyone. Clearly […]


An Extra Place at The Table: a Harry Potter Fan Fic

An Extra Place at The Table: a Harry Potter Fan Fic

  This is my original first draft of a Harry Potter fan fiction story for Michael’s Harry Potter blog fest, Dec 2010. The rules stated it had to be no more than 500 words, but my first draft ended up being 1200 words. So I eventually cut it down and posted the shorter version here, but if you’re interested here is the full length, unedited version. The story is set several years after the battle of Hogwarts and is all about George Weasley’s new family. I hope you enjoy it.   “Don’t look so nervous,” Fred laughed, seeing that my […]