Category Archives: Short story

Baseless Fears


I haven’t written any fiction for a while, and thought I’d better get back in practice so that I can do another novel. Here is a fairy story in the meantime; get a drink and a comfortable chair …   A Fairy … Continue reading

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Unlocking a Gate


In looking to see if Rochelle had posted a new picture prompt for a hundred-word story, I found the one below and mistakenly took it for the latest.  I furiously scribbled a story, arising from reading about the hardships suffered by … Continue reading

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Trilingual six word story challenge – DIY


DOLDRIEST has set the topic as DIY for her latest ultra-flash-fiction challenge, which requires a six-word story supported by a picture.  I am doing my story in Dutch, Afrikaans and English.  (The picture speaks all of them.) Lage muur hoger; … Continue reading

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Six Word Story Challenge: Dilemma


The Figments of a Dutchess Challenge: Write a six-word short story on ‘Dilemma’.   Dial Emma? Not? Can she forgive?   A horny dilemma:  who to ring?   © Colonialist February 2014 (WordPress)

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PORTMANTEAU POST


After writing down the following, it occurred to me that it would take hardly any tweaking to turn it into another entry for the Short Story 77 Challenge on the theme of The Way.  WHICH WAY? Conversation with granddaughters today, … Continue reading

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SHORT STORY SEVENTY SEVEN


    SHORT STORY SEVENTY SEVEN   There once was a blogger who sought flash fiction challenges. He tried fifty-fives, but lost the connections. Then he experimented with others, but most players played alone.  It wasn’t a friendly sort of … Continue reading

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6-word story challenge: Retrospect


   The challenge from Figments of a Dutchess  is to give, in six words, a story representing Retrospect, perhaps a highlight related to the year about to end.  There can be no doubt about mine! Introduction, friendship, romance … 2013 … Continue reading

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