The attic was the last room, and he'd cleared most of it when he found the album.It had a white cover, the ones downstairs had been red and blue. And he didn't recognise the women in the photos.His uncle's exes?There were five women featured, all of them blondes. Uncle Terry had a type obviously.Each one … Continue reading Flash Friday: The White Album
I recently did the #3albumsfinal on Twitter and I thought I'd use the album titles of the 82 albums as writing prompts, so here's the first one. Click!The crowd cheered. But they'd have cheered either way.Money changed hands and I forced a smile as I reached across the table to him.The gun was heavy, an … Continue reading Flash Friday: Revolver
A slightly more risque piece this week. "I have to talk to you about something."She fidgets, hesitates. Takes a final deep breath like someone atop a high dive and plunges in.It was an accident, she was using the phone, with my wife's permission, and she opened the gallery and there they were.Picture after picture of … Continue reading Flash Fiction: That’s Me in the Corner
This week's Flash Fiction is based on a real historical event, Arbroath beating Bon Accord 36-0 in 1885. "Was that Petrie again?" "Aye, that's his eighth." Jim shook his head, that put them at a 24-0 lead. A victory had been predictable, a large one looked likely when Bon Accord had arrived without a full … Continue reading Flash Friday: Keeping Dry
A different world.Magically transformed.The naked branches had new beauty, the gulls turning ahead became majestic, even the wind, cold and biting changed. Bracing, cleansing.His lips could still feel hers. His heart sang.His feet walking with a joyful strut, seemed to hardly touch the floor.Love.Love was the magic. It made a dull grey striking. It made … Continue reading Flash Friday: Power Has Limits
I've decided to do some Flash Fiction (super short stories) and I figured I'd post a few here on Fridays because I love alliteration. This is my first attempt, I hope you enjoy. Why did the song twist like a knife in his heart? He knew it, an oldie, but for some reason it felt … Continue reading Flash Friday: You Must Remember This…
At the start of 2020, riding high on a wave of optimism I made 20 New Year Resolutions, of course, we all know what happened next. So, how did I do? 1: Be Nicer- This is a continuing thing to try and be a better, nicer and more considerate person. I think while I was … Continue reading 2020: How’d I Do?
I've wanted to be a writer since I was about twelve years old and there are countless notebooks which have my abandoned novels, scripts and stories scribbled in. I've always found that I have tons of ideas, but getting them on the page has been where I've struggled. But with time off before Christmas I … Continue reading I wrote a book!
I've wanted to write a book since I was about twelve, when I wrote this sci-fi novella which has since got lost. I've written off and on since then, filling notebooks and text documents with half finished stories and abandoned ideas. Writing a book is an item on my bucket list and at the moment … Continue reading Fiction Friday: The Loch Mess (extract)
November means different things to different people To the Yanks it means Thanksgiving, to the Scots it's St Andrew's Day. For some it's about not shaving for charity. For the UK it means bonfire night and dread as you wait for the first Cliff Richard attack that heralds Christmas. But this year I have joined … Continue reading #amwriting: Another hashtag title?!