Mel’s Midweek Writing Menagerie #17

Welcome to my biweekly writing prompt series. The rules of the challenge are simple. Paste a link to your story in the comments or create a pingback so I can read and share your contribution. You have until the 28th of October to submit, before the next round begins. Here is the hashtag, should you wish to use it –Continue reading “Mel’s Midweek Writing Menagerie #17”

When things don’t go as planned

The opening sentence for the Featured Fiction writing prompt wouldn’t leave me alone this week. Perhaps it’s because I haven’t written anything in a while, and it makes me edgy. Since I had a minute or two today I decided to go with it. It turned into a lesson in what happens when you don’t plan!Continue reading “When things don’t go as planned”

The prompts are now up for week 28 over at Featured Fiction

If you’d like to take part in the Featured Fiction Writing contest this week, the prompts are now up. Visit the page by clicking here. Here are the prompts: Sentence starter A white hot shaft of fear pierced through her, and still she stood, defiant and strong in the face of danger. suggested genre ScienceContinue reading “The prompts are now up for week 28 over at Featured Fiction”

Interrupted – FF#25

Before I get to the story, I must apologise that I’ve ignored the sentence starter again, and all the other prompts! I’ve spent the past couple of weeks with some of my favourite characters so when crime came up this week on Featured Fiction I jumped at the chance to spend time with them again.Continue reading “Interrupted – FF#25”

Torn in Two – FF#24

“I’m not sure how much more of this I can take,” Cynthia said, stretching her long, jean clad legs in front of her. Her feet were bare, which was so rare she knew her friend still had trouble processing the sight of her polish-free toes. The combat boots she favoured were tossed in a corner;Continue reading “Torn in Two – FF#24”

The Welcoming Committee – FF #23

We fed on blind adventure, devouring each course it laid. It was nothing more than a game, a way to appease the adrenalin monster. It lived in both of us; craving violence and danger the way other people craved coffee. Looking back we should have known it would lead to trouble. The very essence ofContinue reading “The Welcoming Committee – FF #23”