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Speed Dating – Old Style

The moment the band announced The Bear’s Circle, I pulled my sister-in-law up onto the dance floor with a previously unknown vigour. Janet’s surprise was visible but she said nothing. Now I just had to make sure we were standing … Continue reading

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FGC #7 Tanka

This week’s Form and Genre Challenge is to write a Tanka. A Tanka is a five line Japanese poem which uses 31 syllables in all. This is my first attempt at writing a Tanka although I have tried my hand … Continue reading

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GFC #1 Mercurial

Friday afternoon in the park. The sun smiled down on players and spectators alike. Thanks to the now experienced park-keeper and the early morning rain that day, the greens were immaculate. Everyone was looking forward to an excellent evening’s bowling. … Continue reading

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The Dead End Man

I couldn’t help wondering how many days he’d before I actually noticed him. I’d probably never even done that if it hadn’t been for Julia. “Get out, find people, observe them, draw them and let them talk.” Those had been … Continue reading

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Dreaming Is Living

This week’s Fiction Friday prompt is “I have a dream.” And after you’ve read this, you might like to see what others have made of it.   I have a dream. Don’t mock! The kids did… at first. I’d have … Continue reading

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Where you’d rather be?

This week’s 3WW words: brutal, sullen, trust. I’ve just finished writing a letter to students and thought what if…   Dear Friends, I have been asked by the direction to write you a letter which will motivate you to sign … Continue reading

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Anti-Resolutions – A Calendar Full

Keeping with time-honoured tradition, this week’s Fiction Friday asks us to list our Anti-Resolutions for the New Year. Here a trip through the year with me and for each anti-resolution you’ll find a corresponding resolution. Read other writers’ anti-resolutions.   … Continue reading

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