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‘Exuberant’ Random Word Competition: Result & Judge’s Report

It’s time to reveal the winner and runner-up of my latest ‘random word’ competition, which was kindly judged by Sally Zigmond. These were the 5 shortlisted stories (if you want to read them in full, they’re on the previous post), … Continue reading

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‘Order’ Random Word Competition – Shortlist

Here’s the shortlist of 5 stories (listed in alphabetical order by title) for the latest Random Word competition (and chosen anonymously by our judge Sally Zigmond): • Indulgence • The Apprentice Dwarf • The Caretaker • The Exuberant Miss Kettle … Continue reading

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‘Naughty’ Random Word Competition: Longlist

Thanks to everyone who took the time and trouble to enter my ‘naughty kettle’ (!) flash fiction competition! There were 42 entries in total and my helper and I have drawn up a longlist of 10 entries, based on: a) … Continue reading

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All Roads Lead to Leeds

All writing ground to a halt recently, as I went to Leeds from last Friday to Sunday with my friend. Many, many years ago we were students at the Uni (that’s it there, on the left – the Parkinson Building, … Continue reading

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Still Plugging Away…

The good news is… I finally made it to the Pilates class last week and I really enjoyed it, despite getting cramp in my foot at one point. There were toys! Well, mats and bands and squidgy balls to put … Continue reading

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800 followers: Random Word Flash Fiction Competition (free to enter)

A few days ago I reached over 800 followers on the blog, so I was all set to run another of my random word flash fiction competitions but I checked the figures tonight and obviously, some people are ‘spring cleaning’ … Continue reading

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Staying in the Bubble

A new pilates class started last week in our village hall and yesterday my neighbour asked me, via our ‘message wall’* if I’d like to go with her tomorrow morning. Ooh, I was so tempted. It’s actually one of my … Continue reading

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