Friday Fictioneers ✮ Flash Fiction 100 Words ✮ Leafy Abundance and Loneliness

Photo Credit © Sarah Potter Once a week, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields from Friday Fictioneers provides a photo and invites anyone up for the challenge to write a complete short piece of fiction of 100 words inspired by the picture. This is a task…

Writing Motherhood: A Creative Anthology

This blog post is long overdue, but I wanted to mention a new anthology that I feature in! Named Writing Motherhood - A Creative Anthology, this collection has been edited by Carolyn Jess-Cooke and features a chorus of female voices amongst…

Friday Fictioneers ✮ Flash Fiction 100 words ✮ The Redemption of Black Ice

When I get the time (the big "when"), I love writing short stories. So what better than to write some flash fiction, which is very short stories. Not long ago I discovered Friday Fictioneers, hosted by an author, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Each…
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Part 2 of my Self-Publishing Journey: Confession Time!

Ok, time to 'fess up and give you the second instalment of how I've been getting on since I last wrote about my new adventures in self-publishing. (Click here in case you missed that post). First off, my 'beta reader', in other words, my trusted…

Friday Fictioneers ✮Flash Fiction 100 Words ✮ Three Days to Go

Photo Credit © Dale Rogerson Three days to go   Three days to go.   I get them all round. Friends since I-don’t-know-when. We order pizza, paint our toenails violent red, sing along to Nina Simone. First bottle of wine, they…
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'The past is never dead.' Inherited trauma in real-life and in my writing

"The past is never dead. It's not even past." William Faulkner, from Requiem for a Nun Is it possible for behaviours to pass from one generation to another? We all know about genetic inheritance and the chromosomal DNA that is received from…