ExerciseIt won’t surprise anyone who follows this blog that I entered Cracked Flash Fiction’s weekly competition. This week the prompt was

He dug his fingers into the dry ground.

As you can see I did change the title a bit (but I got permission first!) At the time of writing I don’t know how my story did yet but the more I think about it, the more unimpressed I am with my choice of title. Too late now though. Let me know your thoughts in the comments.

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My Review of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

My Review of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Having now written three blog posts about the trailers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens (which links can be found below this paragraph) and having seen the film today I feel I need to write a review. However as I want to go into a few bits in detail there will be spoilers from the break onwards. You have been warned!


Where is He?

I’m a little late posting this story but below is my entry for Flash! Friday’s weekly writing competition on the 27th of November 2015. I had between 140 and 160 words to write a story based on the image of Stockholm above and included a character that is a hunter. As I’m posting this story so late I’m happy to say that it received a ‘special mention’ from that week’s judges Nancy Chenier and IfeOluwa Nihinlola but I’ll talk about that in my author’s notes for the story.

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Dungeons of the Mind

Yesterday saw the return of Cracked Flash Fiction’s weekly competition. With their prompt

“I told you he had a dungeon.”

Now after a short misstep

I managed to pull together a short story that was very different from the usual thing I write for these competitions. I’ll go into this more when I come to write my Author’s Notes post after the results have been announced on Wednesday. For now you’ll find my entry to Cracked Flash Fiction below the break.

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Another – Author’s Notes

This is a difficult post to write due to a number of reasons but the main one being what happens in the story I’m talking about tonight. Another – which can be read below the break was written on Friday 13th November as my entry into volume 3-49 of Flash! Friday’s weekly flash competition.

After I’d finished the tale, I logged onto Twitter to prepare my usual tweet that goes along with my entry, when I discovered what was happening in Paris that evening. As I re-read my story, the more my happiness with my story disappeared. I know it is a good story but yet, when compared to the real world of that night, it just feels unimportant. If you wish to read it you’ll find it below the break

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Even More Alternative Trailers for Star Wars

After posting my article about Alternative trailers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens a few weeks ago I’ve noticed a few others in a similar style to the trailer above. The final of the three trailers is totally different but considering the opinion my friends have of me regarding Inside Out it seemed wrong not to share. However, lets’ start with the good stuff.

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