Tag Archives: short story

Enthusiasm, The Sound of Light and the Vertical


A few days ago I felt a first surge of real enthusiasm since the advent of 2016. It came about when I was editing a story which I thought was finished, discovered it wasn’t and started a rewrite. In my … Continue reading

Posted in Short Story Writing, spirituality, Writing | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Inch of the Day 2 September 2015: Edit of Tale Two of Trio of Tales ‘Leaves’ : Adam and Evelyn


I switched off the phone to avoid the wife’s, “HowyouhavethenervetoabandonyourfamilyatChristmastimealmostIdon’tknowbutyou’dbetternotcomebackstinkingofwhiskyandwomenasusualandmaybeyoushouldnotbothercomingbackatallthistime,”and my brat-pack teenage duo’s non-stop harping for expensive gadgets or the money to buy them and probably enough spliff to kill a small herd of highland cattle.
Continue reading

Posted in Christian writing, Short Story Writing, Writing | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Inch of the Day 11 September 2015: The Second Coming of Judas Iscariot


My inch of the day today is an edited excerpt from my short-story-in-edit The Second Coming of Judas Iscariot, from my trio-of-tales-in-edit Leaves: Three Short Tales.   Bateson retrieved the book and placed it back on the desk, noticing with … Continue reading

Posted in Dialogue, Short Story Writing, Writing | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

Inch of the Day 27 August 2015


Voila, my inch of creativity today. It’s from ‘Leaves: Three Short Tales’, a compilation of three stories I’m editing for publication, hopefully, on Kindle. This is an excerpt from the first of the three tales, The Second Coming of Judas Iscariot.

“What were the leaves like?” Again, he’d no idea where his question had come from. Continue reading

Posted in Art, Christian writing, Dialogue, Printmaking, Short Story Writing, Writing | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Naked Hero and the Red Stones


I’ve been writing about stones in recent blogs. Stones I’ve found on my new allotment plot, that, while uniformly black (more or less) on the outside, those I found split in two, revealed a wonderful interior uniqueness, like these in the picture to the left. Continue reading

Posted in Art, Folklore & Mythology, Short Story Writing, spirituality, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Friday Fictioneers 100 Word Flash Fiction Challenge: The Elfin Ladder


The Elfin Ladder

“Look, fairy tables!”
“Agaricus arvensis, darling – horse mushrooms.”
“Safe to eat?”
“If they smell of aniseed.”
“Look, an elfin ladder!” Continue reading

Posted in Ecology, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Friday Fictioneers 100 Word Flash Fiction Challenge: The Somonyng


The Somonyng

What can I do but follow? I’m an old dog now and they’re my home. Wherever they go, I go with them.

It’s been like this, since … Ceaselessly wandering, my humans. They have no choice, but that’s long forgotten, except for cellular memories, urging.

They call it many things, the restlessness. Career move. Downsizing. Looking for a better life. Continue reading

Posted in Christian writing, Short Story Writing, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Friday Fictioneers 100 Word Story Challenge: DS Squared Et Cetera


DS Squared Et Cetera

“Lovely approach to her tomb.”
“Approach?”
“Maze.”
“The pathways are dead ends.”
She looked. “Meaning?”
“Legend says the maze symbolised the unbridgeable divide between the living and the dead.”
“Why have you brought me here?” Continue reading

Posted in Dialogue, Short Story Writing, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Friday Fictioneers 100 Word Flash Fiction Story: Fish’n Chips


Fish’n Chips

His parents didn’t come to the wedding; their gift a garish orange dinner service – cheap fairground prize won long ago.
“Carnival glass is collectable these days,” Adi had said, generously, adding,“they’ll come round. Patience.” Continue reading

Posted in Short Story Writing, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 33 Comments

Unbundling: My Second Batch of Eco Prints, Short Story Writing and Allotmenteering


I’ve been itching for the week to pass so I could open up my second batch of eco print bundles.

The first picture shows half of a long narrow band of the jacket lining fabric (probably cotton) that I used for some of my first eco prints. This time the colour is more pronounced. Again, I bound the bundles with sari silk and the colour has transferred. I also sandwiched in some rusty staple gun staples. I found a whole boxful in the shed that have lain around for a long time and are no longer fit for purpose. The frieze – as I’m calling it – looks like some sort of music notation. Continue reading

Posted in Allotmenteering, Art, Short Story Writing, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments