When I’m asked what I do for a living, I’m tempted to cop out and refer to my previous career or give my professional title, which I still consider valid. Then, the inquisitive enquirer will want to know where I work, how I spend my day and, in a moment of awkwardness, I would have […]

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This week’s flash fiction isn’t fiction. Just a 100 words to describe a memory. Picture prompt hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields The blue flashing lights bounced off the canvas, waking me up. “Mum, what’s happening?” I shouted in the darkness. “Nothing, go to sleep.” The morning brought a stillness, empty pitches, abandoned vacations. By lunchtime, there […]

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This week’s Friday Fictioneers one hundred word challenge. Hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. The landlord stipulated three colours: white, black or ecru. Eva wanted to paint the front door lilac. She asked permission, politely and he declined, rudely. “Why one of those colours?” One of which wasn’t much different from the other. He replied, because I […]

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Part of the joy of playing an instrument is the relationship you have with it. Learning one is a gateway to others. This week’s flash fiction prompt hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. “Pluck don’t strum. Glide with the bow, don’t scrape.” My cello lessons maintain the same awkward rhythm; the teacher’s bellicose voice is unchanged. While […]

(c) Claire Fuller

This week’s Friday Fictioneer’s prompt – hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.   My gran was a hoarder. A gifted one. She believed everything had a purpose. To her family, what she stored in those shoeboxes and bags was somewhat abstract and generally the flotsam of life. However, Granny believed she kept objects of value. Ma fretted […]

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Friday fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.     “There, see it?” Sam pointed into the murky pond water. It was rusty, bobbing on surface and strangled by plastic bags. “What is it?” With two front teeth gone, Sam whistled his question. “A shopping trolley.” Jan remembered pushing one like it with Sam in the kiddie […]

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A family trip to Chirk Castle cleared up a mystery that’s sat around in my head for a while. I’ve often wondered why the castle survived intact into the modern era when so many others are ruined and stripped of their stone following the English Civil War when Parliamentarians opposed King Charles and the country […]

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It was the angle of the photographer that caught my eye this week, that feeling of been looked down upon. 100 word Flash fiction picture prompt hosted by Rochelle Wisolf-Fields “Where’s your sense of perspective? You’re always taking sides.” What a snarky remark! “Just because you’re up there amongst the glittering lights, doesn’t mean you […]

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This picture is rather dazzling. I almost succumbed to another geometrical tale, but thought of something else instead. “I’ve seen the light. I’m going to be a cab driver.” Billy had joined the army and left when he discovered how heavy the backpacks were. From there he’d become a pavement artist and lamented how the […]

(c) Sandra Cook

This week’s picture prompt from Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. “Don’t stop. If you stop, they’ll fire you,” whispered her neighbour. She pedalled faster, spun the wheel and kept her head down. He walked past her station, the foreman. Every few minutes, he strolled by, whistling. The needle followed the line—even stitches—a perfect hemline […]

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There’s more to a beach than sand. You can anticipate the waves, the pebbles and shells, a little seaweed or a lot, or none at all, as was the case with Talacre Beach in North Wales, but what makes each location different is the landscape and the view across the sea. This was our second […]

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