Category Archives: Published Work

The Sisterhood – Flash 500 November 2018 (Third Place)

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Taken – Friday Fictioneers, April 2018

The mall, once dilapidated, is now all chrome, glass and glitter. A cold marble bench marks the spot where she lost Mikey, cold as the fear that gripped her when he was wrenched from her arms. Twenty years today.  But … Continue reading

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Calling Home – Friday Fictioneers, December 2017

“Hi Jeanie, how’s it going?” “Fine. You?” “Terrific. Think I might have a contract lined up.” “Really?” “Right – guy saw me perform, left a number for me to ring.” “Great. When you coming home, honey?” “Soon Jeanie, my luck’s … Continue reading

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Peek: Weekly Photo Challenge

The challenge this week was to reveal just enough of the subject to catch the viewer’s attention, to make them want a little more detail.  This particular subject has always fascinated me, and I must have taken scores of shots … Continue reading

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Wanderlust: Weekly Photo Challenge

There is no place that signifies travel as much to me as South Africa, possibly because my initial visit there marked the first time I’d travelled outside Europe.  So even though I visited Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia a few … Continue reading

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Back Catalogue – Friday Fictioneers, October 2016

    Tom filed Valerie, his last conquest, on the shelves labelled ‘Good Listener’, right between ‘Sex No Strings’- where Alana languishes – and Sharon’s ‘Ego Massager’ niche. His social bookshelves have flourished ever since he negotiated puberty. He occasionally … Continue reading

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Rosemary’s Baby – 2nd Prize, Flash500 Annual Short Story Competition, 2016

ROSEMARY’S BABY   A shadow falls across my table, and I look up from my book, stifling an expression of dismay as I recognise a former work colleague. I can’t recall her name, but fortunately she’s one of those women … Continue reading

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Triangles – 1st Prize Flash500 Annual Short Story Competition, 2016

TRIANGLES   “I’ve found her, Rosie!” For as long as I can recall, Alice seems to have been wearing a mask.  Now it’s dropped away, and I see the Alice I remember from way back.  This Alice is dancing around, … Continue reading

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The Future: WPC

Well, with a topic such as “The Future” it was either going to be young plants, babies or young birds/animals.  So baby swans it is then…  <sighs>  Love the dewdrop on Mummy Swan’s beak though.. For (hopefully) more imaginative takes … Continue reading

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“Finn” (Second Place – Magic Oxygen Literary Prize 2015-16)

 “FINN” “You won’t succeed that way, you know.” The male voice from the bank sounded quite old, and a glance across the water confirmed this impression. “Piss off.” He chuckled, and far from pissing off, he settled on a rock, … Continue reading

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