Friday Fictioneers: Mirror, Mirror

“Mirror! Who has the fairest house of all?” “”As the answer is basically everyone, it’s hard to be specific.” answered the Mirror. “Oh, come on!” said Happy, “It’s not a bad place.” “Dream on,” said Grumpy, “It’s a dump. Ever since Snow White traipsed off, the  birds and woodland creatures haven’t been seen.” With respect,” […]

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#FridayFictioneers: One man’s trash

Sophie dug the boots out of a dumpster with her bare hands. She cringed, retched and brandished her prize. They reeked of trash, sweat and dank wet leather. They were worth every rotting banana peel, used nappy and squishy mystery muck. These were no ordinary boots. They may as well have been Dorothy’s magic red […]

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#writephoto: The road less travelled

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I took the road less travelled and it was an appallingly bad idea. There’s a reason the other path is more travelled. Crows don’t have to slog through snow and hedgerows to get where they want to go. Listening to them cawing “Nevermore” above me in laughter did nothing to improve my mood. At a […]

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#writephoto: Vader and Valkyrie

  Darth? Vader? YES. Mind me asking, I hope you don’t, but WTF? YODA. IS THAT YOU? Anyone else who grammar butchers like me know do you? WHY ARE YOU HERE. Disturbance in the force, I felt. Force laughing, I heard. BUGGER. WHY DID IT HAVE TO BE YOU? Rock, paper, scissors won I did. […]

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Friday Fictioneers: Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Please prune the tree, I asked. That’s all. Not demolish. Not decapitate. Just trim. What could go wrong, I thought? And then, to my deepest regret, I went out. I arrived home to this scene of wanton devastation. He had succumbed to the power of the Chain Saw and went all Texas Massacre on the […]

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#writephoto: Wellies and wishes

Another photo-prompt, another story. This one loosely based on fact. I did get stuck in quicksand at a wishing well. I did make a wish. My audience did not appear. I did get free. I did not save my shoes.

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Friday Fictioneers: So this happened

It’s been a long while since I’ve done this and I thought I may as well try to get back in the saddle. I started by writing a very dark and rather depressing 100-word story and then started again with a lighter-hearted one – that I prefer. This week’s image comes from Sandra Crook.   […]

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