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Sheep/Welcome Random Word Competition – Results!

I can now reveal that the judge of the latest Random Word competition was my fellow blogger (she’s a blogger amongst many other things!), Wendy Clarke. Wendy has an impressive list of writing achievements under her belt – see below … Continue reading

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Sheep/Welcome Random Word Competition: Shortlist

We alternate our daily walks. One day, we go left out of the drive and head up towards the village and the next, we turn right (Bonnie’s favourite!) and tramp across fields and a railway track. We talk about how … Continue reading

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Random Word Competition: Longlist

I can’t be the only one who’s resorted to alcohol. What I mean is.. having a little more than usual, in these tricky times. Normally, I try to ‘only’ drink from Thursday – Sunday (whoops, that sounds terrible. I’m talking … Continue reading

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Hello, from #Lockdown (week 3? is it?)

I seem to be quite busy (sorry if you’ve emailed me and I haven’t replied yet. I will!). Today I’ve played table tennis, walked the dog, had two on-line chats, taken part in a virtual quiz and tonight I’m running … Continue reading

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‘Random Word’ Competition (fiction or poetry): Free to enter! c/d 16th April 2020

I have reached the giddy heights of 1000 followers (of the blog, not a strange religious sect that I run as a sideline. Although, there’s a thought…). So, to celebrate, I’m running another of my little flash fiction competitions. It’s … Continue reading

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Result of the Sunburn/Carrot/Mustard Random Word Competition

Right, finally I’m announcing the winner and runner-up of the sunburn/carrot random word competition. There were 39 entries in total and I think the two most difficult words to slot into your story or poem were, unsurprisingly ‘carrot’ (oh, we … Continue reading

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Sunburn/Carrot Random Word Competition – Shortlist

Sue Johnson kindly agreed to act as ‘Head Judge’ and choose a shortlist of 5 stories from the longlist of 10 and then, a winner and runner-up. Sue’s a short story writer and novelist, poet and tutor and she’s a … Continue reading

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‘Carrot/Sunburn’ Random Word Competition – Longlist

Hello and I hope you’ve had a good Bank Holiday. We didn’t have much sunshine, did we (not much chance of sunburn) BUT we did have a Royal baby and that’s exciting. Remember I told you that I usually get … Continue reading

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Getting Inspired & Motivated

Greetings. It’s May! I can’t quite believe it, can you? (*panics quietly*) Random Word Competition Don’t forget, if you’re intent on entering my little ‘random word’ competition, it closes at midnight this Sunday, 5th May. Don’t leave it to the … Continue reading

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100 Word Flash Fiction/Poetry Competition (free to enter)

I have reached 900 followers – hurrah – so, if you’re interested in taking part in the competition, it’s the usual formula: The trusty random word generator came up with SUNBURN, CARROT, MUSTARD, SIGH and I’m adding NINE for good … Continue reading

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