Tag Archives: childhood

Woken in the night

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 […]

Raglan: the slighting of a Welsh castle #atozchallenge

Are all castles owned by great lords, built by kings? Not necessarily. Money is a prerequisite, certainly. Having good connections too. Raglan castle, which is sited near the Wye valley in South Wales, was owned by William ap Thomas who fought with Henry V at Agincourt and was constructed in a later medieval style using […]

Where will Zed take me?

It came in a bright yellow wrapper and smelt divine; the lettering carved on one side and my challenge had been to lather it up so much, the lettering would smooth out and disappear, untraceable by my fingertips. The Zest soap bar would begin life in my childhood bathtub hard and finish up creamy and […]

My daughter and the letter Q

This post was written by my ten year old daughter, who loves writing stories and recently submitted her 500 word story to a national competition.   My mum asked me to write this post on the letter Q (because she couldn’t think of anything). I am going to do it about two things: questions and […]

Liebster Award

Thank you Wordy Rose for your nomination. I’m honour as I’m still finding my way as an author and it’s great to meet so many other writers.   The Liebster Award is a way to help promote and discover new bloggers, is given to bloggers by bloggers, and has a similar concept to a chain […]

Re-creating the Castles in my mind

I have a love of history, however, I’m not heavily into reading about history. I prefer to see and feel it. Living in the UK gives me plenty of opportunities to explore history without having to travel huge distances. Whether it is the historic port of Liverpool with his vibrant music culture and more infamous […]

Me and my flute

I played in a concert last night. No, concert isn’t the right word. Far too grand. A small performance to an even smaller audience. Did it matter? Not really. I enjoyed the coming together with my fellow musicians and hearing all our hard work successfully performed. Audience size doesn’t matter, one person, a thousand, the […]

Shopping, dreams and careers

I’m not a great fan of shopping, but when your eldest grows, the inevitable happens. She and I went on a mum and daughter shopping spree and unlike when she was small and I chose everything, now she gets to decide, within a reasonable price range. “How about this?” I held up something. She shook […]

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