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Elevensies with Max and Collin

My latest guest blog post. A short bit of prose. Join Aunt Enid at Blake and Wight’s blog.

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Patreon Easter Bonus

This weekend my ‘Cog in the Machine’ patrons (Patreon $3 tier and above) will receive a bonus – an new flash fiction story.  You can read it 1st April. If you want to score some more fiction and see what I’m up to, follow this link and join my journey. Become a Patron!

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The Year That Was

It’s inevitable. With the end of each year, comes the long lists of achievements, the dissertations of regret,  the (sometimes even longer) and lists of resolutions for the upcoming year. I promise I’ll stop this. I promise to do that. I promise… I promise I won’t go on forever. Regrets? I have a few – mostly…

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Escaping Reality.

I’ve been putting off writing today’s blog post. So much has happened over the past week. My mind is still reeling. There’s been a lot of contemplation on serious and soul-searching subjects. We need a reprieve. On Friday, I posted photographs of my garden. I needed cheering up. Today, I just wanted to post pictures…

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Remember the 5th of November. Den of Antiquity Launch Day.

Today is the launch of Den of Antiquity, an anthology of steampunk short stories, written by the members of Scribblers’ Den – a writing collective on the forum, Steampunk Empire. (And, yes, the date was chosen on purpose.) I’ve been fortunate to be a member for the past couple of years and am pleased to…

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Flash Fiction Friday: Cubicle #6

Another Chuck Wendig Flash fiction challenge. The theme was Insomnia: “Insomnia must figure in your story in some way.” (1000 words). Cubicle #6 was inspired by my stay in hospital on 4th July. Not my usual style. I hadn’t slept for two days due to pains in my back and arms. Heart issues were ruled out…

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Of Tesla, Hawthorn and Tea

This week I took on a short story challenge. It was a perfect example of following the carrot and the serendipity that ensues. Here’s an insight to how my convoluted brain works, how the ideas-research roundabout works. The spark: I was given the ‘seed’ for this story: A mysterious journal is found. I hoped to relate the…

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