The Right Path – A short story

I've talked about writing tools before, and the fun I have with prompts. When I'm struggling to focus on a work in progress, I often find ways to flex those writing muscles. A good sentence starter is a great way to do that. This time, the sentence was provided to me by a friend (thanks, … Continue reading The Right Path – A short story

Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Week 21 – Fresh

I have to admit, when I saw the theme for Hugh's photo challenge this week, I heard my nan's voice in my head! She used to chastise my grandfather for being 'fresh' with her. Of course he did it on purpose, and teased her mercilessly. Then I thought about how I could reflect the theme and, I have … Continue reading Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Week 21 – Fresh

The Sacrifice – FRIDAY FICTION with RONOVAN WRITES Prompt Challenge #13

Ronovan's prompt this week: Word Count of 500. (SUGGESTED) Take your favorite quote from a movie and use it as inspiration for your entry this week. If you want more direction, make it the last sentence in your piece. (REQUIRED)   I've been unable to participate in Ronovan's challenge for the last few weeks, and … Continue reading The Sacrifice – FRIDAY FICTION with RONOVAN WRITES Prompt Challenge #13

Chicken: Friday Fiction with Ronovan Writes #3

Created for Ronovan's weekly writing prompt challenge. For more details click here. “Jesus Christ, you can’t play chicken with a plane. For god’s sake, Sadie. Have you lost your mind?” This from a girl who races the Snaefell Mountain Course for kicks. Seriously, the deadliest racetrack in the world or, if not the deadliest, certainly … Continue reading Chicken: Friday Fiction with Ronovan Writes #3

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

Mel’s Midweek Writing Menagerie #16

Welcome to my biweekly writing prompt series. The rules of the challenge are simple. I’ve provided two options below, and there’s a handy link-up button at the end of the post, so you can upload your contribution and share it with others. You have until the 14th of October to submit, before the next round begins. If you … Continue reading Mel’s Midweek Writing Menagerie #16

A Life Less Ordinary (Part 2): Day 30 – A Story A Day

This is the final day of the Story A Day Challenge for September. Thanks for all your patience - there have been a lot of stories this month! I'll leave you with part two of the story I began yesterday. A story from two different perspectives - that of father and son. I hope you enjoy. A Life … Continue reading A Life Less Ordinary (Part 2): Day 30 – A Story A Day

A Life Less Ordinary (Part 1): Day 29 – A Story A Day

As there are only two days left in the Story A Day Challenge for September, I decided to finish on a two part story - told from two different perspectives. A father and son. I hope you enjoy. A Life Less Ordinary - Part One The day started ordinarily enough. The house was silent and solid … Continue reading A Life Less Ordinary (Part 1): Day 29 – A Story A Day

Wizards & Warriors Part 2: Day 28 – A Story A Day

This is part two of the story I wrote in response to the Writer’s Digest prompt (see below). It's part of the Story A Day Challenge. You’re playing a video game called Wizards & Warriors when, suddenly, lighten strikes the house, scaring you and causing you to black out. When you wake up, you’re trapped inside … Continue reading Wizards & Warriors Part 2: Day 28 – A Story A Day

Wizards & Warriors Part 1: Day 27 – A Story A Day

I'm using another Writer's Digest prompt today for the Story A Day Challenge. I had so much fun with the prompt, the story will be in two parts. You’re playing a video game called Wizards & Warriors when, suddenly, lighten strikes the house, scaring you and causing you to black out. When you wake up, you’re … Continue reading Wizards & Warriors Part 1: Day 27 – A Story A Day