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Style Guru (100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups)

This week the challenge was to write a 100 word piece incorporating the words, LIBERTY    EMPIRE    APPLE    YELLOW    ENORMOUS Style Guru “You see, with people like you, apple-shaped people, I’d recommend an empire-line dress; but with … Continue reading

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Another Day in Paradise, (Bewildering Stories, April 2012)

“You’d think they’d be able to speak English” he rants, ignoring the Spanish barman close by.  “Don’t they know they’re in the European Union?” The people at the next table fake weak grins and look away. “If it wasn’t for … Continue reading

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Coming Out (Five Sentence Fiction, April 2012)

The one-word prompt I chose this week  from Five Sentence Fiction’s past prompts was ‘Armour’.  (or Armor)  🙂  I’d been just a bit to late to post it before the link closed last week. Geoffrey tries not to think about … Continue reading

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Scarce Resources (The Pygmy Giant, April 2011)

“I don’t want to go down there,” the old lady is wailing, clutching a handbag to her narrow chest, “please don’t make me.” Sarah’s eyes fill with tears. She’s been attending Out-Patients regularly for years. Nothing painful, no invasive procedures, … Continue reading

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Nemesis (Flash Fiction Faction – April 2012)

The prompt for Quill Shiv’s challenge this week was to incorporate a phrase. Nemesis “Prepare to meet thy fate,” a voice boomed, echoing around the walls of the ruined monastery, causing cracks to appear and shards of rock to skitter … Continue reading

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A Gethsemane Moment (5 Minute Fiction, April 2012)

We were a happy band of schoolgirls, shuffling our way down the road from the old grammar school, berets clipped vertically to the back of our heads, primarily to act as a support to the ridiculous pompadours of back-combing that … Continue reading

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Alter Ego, (Five Sentence Fiction)

The prompt for this week’s 5 Sentence Fiction challenge was ‘Coincidence’ http://lilliemcferrin.blogspot.co.uk/p/five-sentence-fiction.html Alter Ego  Her pale fingers hover over the keys of her laptop, and she gazes in shock at the website page displayed on the screen before her. The … Continue reading

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Will You Take … ? (100 Word Challenge)

(The prompt for this week’s 100 word challenge for grown-ups was ‘but I turned it off…’) I wrapped the soft silk around my hand, letting its weight slip through my fingers like water.  Ivory, like my wedding gown. Raising it, … Continue reading

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She Who Can Do No Wrong, (Postcard Shorts, February 2012)

She can do no wrong.  She tells us she was ‘headhunted’, and is being ‘fast-tracked’ through the company. There’s a ‘light at the end of the tunnel’ then, we think.  In meetings she holds the floor, and people listen to … Continue reading

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Afterwards (Friday Fictioneers)

We drive in silence, the atmosphere between us charged with emotions that neither of us dare liberate.  From time to time I catch a glimpse of his face in the oncoming headlights.  Apprehensive, tired, relieved, but unburdened. That nebulous figure … Continue reading

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