Author Archives: Sandra

About Sandra

I used to cruise the French waterways with my husband four or five months a year, and wrote fiction and poetry. Now I live on the beautiful Dorset coast, enjoying the luxury of being able to have a cat, cultivating an extensive garden and getting involved in the community. I still write fiction, but only when the spirit moves me - which isn't as often as before. I love animals, F1 motor racing, French bread and my husband, though not necessarily in that order.

Of Mice, Men… and Wally (Six Crooked Highways Min Min Challenge – 20th January 2023)

Photo Copyright Niki_Emmert The plan was not to have a plan. Wally’s idea, that. As a concept, this suggests the virtues of extemporisation are paramount to the success of an operation. But this was not, if it ever has been, … Continue reading

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Playing the Game

Copyright Na’ama Yehuda It wasn’t as though Emily needed a friend.  It was just that you were less conspicuous if you had one. Emily’s motives eventually became clear to her ‘friends’, who then deserted her.   The trick was anticipating that … Continue reading

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Fact, Fiction and Fantasy – Min Min Weekly Prompt – January 2023

“They’re Geminoids”, he said, pointing at the silver striations in the clear December skies. “They look like wishes,” I said.  He frowned at me.  “Wishes?” “Christmas wishes,” I declared, for at that stage of my life, and indeed at that … Continue reading

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Afterwards – Friday Fictioneers, January 2023

Copyright Roger Bultot I thought I’d got over it.  And for the most part, I had. But not, you understand,  to the extent that I emerged whole, unchanged, a carbon copy of my former self. Emerging into the light, dazzled, … Continue reading

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Going Fishing – Friday Fictioneers, December 2022

“No way.”   She turned away. “I don’t know why I’ve got this reputation, I’m an OK kind of guy.  I commit to people.” “I’d heard you’d shag road-kill if it were still warm,” she snapped. He spread his palms in … Continue reading

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Guys Like Vincent – Friday Fictioneers, December 2022

Copyright Lisa J Fox We hung him out to dry, I suppose.  Not purposely, but when when a fall guy is needed, and an affable dude like Vincent wanders into your cross-hairs…  Thing was, he hadn’t been the instigator.  Hadn’t … Continue reading

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Voyeur – Friday Fictioneers, December 2022

Over here in the dark your life is like a stage to me.  I think you know that, since most of it is played out on your balcony for me to see. No-one would believe what I’ve seen you do, … Continue reading

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On the Edge – Friday Fictioneers, November 2022

When the path ahead is too steep, step slowly, eyes down. Thus we climb to the cliff-top, my gaze fixed on the flexing white slabs of his calves, using his bulky frame for shelter –  wondering whether he took his … Continue reading

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The Daily Grind – Friday Fictioneers, November 2022

The things you see from the top of a bus… the inevitable single shoe on a bus-shelter roof. Someone naked in an uncurtained bedroom at midday – a nightworker? Or an illicit daytime assignation…? The man urinating behind a tree … Continue reading

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A Chip Off The Old Block – Friday Fictioneers, October 2022

I’d said I probably wouldn’t make it.  He’d said he’d take that chance. So there he is, shaking out his raincoat, searching for me, taking that chance. And here am I, on the mezzanine, behind a potted palm, not making … Continue reading

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