Six word story challenge: Hoard

Aching, I treasure everything you touched.

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Song Lyric Sunday: a scary song for Halloween

SongLyricSundayI’ve just read (and blogged about) Bruce Springsteen’s new autobiography “Born to Run” and been inspired to listen to a lot of his music again, so I’m afraid I was always going to shoehorn the Boss into whatever Helen’s prompt was for this week. Admittedly, I couldn’t immediately think of a Halloween song in his repertoire (go on, somebody, tell me there is one!) but Factory, from his 1978 album Darkness on the Edge of Town, has always sent a shiver down my spine. Continue reading

Song Lyric Sunday: a song I never thought I’d like


SongLyricSundayIt’s been a long time since I joined in with this weekly sharing of songs hosted by Helen of This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time. In fact I’ve been very quiet on the blog as a whole. The last six weeks since I got back from holiday have been hectic and not particularly enjoyable, as I’ve had some challenging times at work and niggling health problems. I wish I could say that they’re all resolved now and I’m back with a spring in my step and a song in my heart, but no such luck. What I can say, is that I’ve missed blogging, so despite everything else, it’s time to dedicate some energy to things that I know will make me feel better. Continue reading

October 2016 #MicroStory Challenge

This is a great idea for those of us who love the Six Word Story Challenge – can you come up with a tweet-length story instead?

The theme is Halloween, and this is what I came up with:

I always loved Halloween. The one time of year I didn’t need a mask. Hiding in plain sight, you could say. #microstory

I Can't Possibly Be Wrong All the Time

Hey! Every month I post all the MicroStories I’d tweeted during the previous month, but this post isn’t about that so much. Some of my blogging friends suggested that I host a MicroStory contest, asking people to submit their own flash fiction entries. To be judged! (But not by me.)


This is entirely based on one of the suggester’s own weekly contest: Nicola Auckland hosts six word story contests over on her blog, Sometimes Stellar Storyteller. She has regular contests where people submit a six word story, based on a theme she provides. I won’t be that restrictive in word count (but, knock yourself out if you want to harness your inner Hemingway.)

Here are the rules:

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