Flash Fiction, From the MacBook

Friday Flash: Always is a Long Time

Here's this week's story from the MacBook. A short one written (again) for writing group and inspired by my mothering as many of my stories are! I'm liking the Friday rhythm I'm finding here, so I'll be making this a regular slot. Friday Flash Fiction for a little alliterative satisfaction! Back next week! ________________________________________________________ Always… Continue reading Friday Flash: Always is a Long Time

Flash Fiction, From the MacBook

Friday Flash: Spilt Milk

I think it's time I shared another story from the MacBook - no point in them languishing there unread. This is another story written for my writing group. I've held on to it thinking I might offer it up to be published elsewhere, but actually I'd just like to share it now. One inspired by… Continue reading Friday Flash: Spilt Milk

Flash Fiction, From the MacBook

Here Comes The… Shameless Friend

So following on from my last post here's my first story pulled from the depths of my MacBook and ready to be shared. I wrote it for my monthly Writing Group last year when I was in the midst of wedding planning and LOVING  Fleabag on catch up! The inspirations are pretty obvious but it… Continue reading Here Comes The… Shameless Friend

From the MacBook, On Writing

Time for Resolutions Again?

Happy 2020 to you all! I learnt an important lesson last year about New Year's Resolutions. It's a conclusion that I've heard a lot of people come to - simply put: don't make them, then you won't disappoint yourself. I agree to a certain extent, but with a slight difference. I think it's important to… Continue reading Time for Resolutions Again?

Book Reviews

Book Review: The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

RATING: 5/5 Margaret Atwood can do no wrong in my eyes. Perhaps it is a mistake to be so uncritical, but to me the scale of her contribution to literature, her years of experience and her dedication to producing intelligent, thought-provoking and culturally necessary stories means I’m not going to write a bad word about… Continue reading Book Review: The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

Fiction Cafe Writers Group 30 Day Challenge, On Writing

The Fiction Cafe Writers 30 Day Challenge: A Brave Post

The challenge continues but I've hit a roadblock already as I find myself struggling to believe I can write anything worthwhile and therefore not writing at all. After some success with writing over the last two years – finding a rhythm, managing to produce short pieces that people enjoyed, even getting them published on platforms… Continue reading The Fiction Cafe Writers 30 Day Challenge: A Brave Post

Fiction Cafe Writers Group 30 Day Challenge, Flash Fiction

The Fiction Cafe Writers 30 Day Challenge (Day One)

After a long (and tough) break from writing, I'm returning with a writing challenge! It is September after all, a time for new beginnings and my favourite time of year. Tomorrow also officially marks the end of the school holidays (resounding cheer?!) and my chance to return to a little guilt free writing time -… Continue reading The Fiction Cafe Writers 30 Day Challenge (Day One)

Flash Fiction

Urban Symphony (Friday Fictioneers)

I like to pretend I am the conductor of an orchestra, like the ones Pa took me to see when I was small. We'd sneak in at the interval and hide within the shadows, until it was safe to choose our seats.  Now on the cold days, my hands become my baton, like I’m Nadia Boulanger conducting… Continue reading Urban Symphony (Friday Fictioneers)

On Writing

Hello Forty, Goodbye Writer’s Block

I turned 40 this week and I was feeling very positive about it, although I have been much less so about my writing. After a year and a half of building confidence and having the words and ideas flow quite freely, I've been in a drought for while, probably 6 months of a drought. A… Continue reading Hello Forty, Goodbye Writer’s Block

The Writing Mum

Here’s to Magic Mums

It’s National Storytelling Week this week. It’s also the week my Mum turns 70 (gulp - how old does that make me?!). I find that quite fitting. After all it was my Mum, like many mothers before her and since, who introduced me and my three sisters to the magic of stories. My Mum -… Continue reading Here’s to Magic Mums