Elevator P!tch

Hey,

So I have attempted to write an Elevator P!tch and have no one to ask what they think…

DI Chris Jackson and his team find a dead body, as Jennifer Garner starts to receive strange gifts though the post. Two separate incidents that will change both their lives.

 

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Welcome To The Family – Flash Fiction

Welcome To The Family?

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Image courtesy of J Hardy Carroll

We were all fast asleep when his pager went off, they had told us when he qualified it would start off quietly, they lied!

Andrew dived out of bed to get changed and to the station, As I tried to settle my racing heart, Melanie then appeared asking what was going on, closely followed by her brother.

“Out of the way” Andrew shouted racing down the stairs and out the door, leaving the chaos behind, I guess I had better let the dog out for a wee and settle everyone back down again.

“Welcome to the family?”

 

This was written for Rochelle’s Friday Fictioners. Rochelle posts a picture prompt every Wednesday with the challenge to write something in 100 words, no more no less.

This weeks picture is very apt as my husband qualified as a Retainer Fire fighter about a week ago and we are awaiting his first call out. No doubt it will be like the story above.

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Proud wife!

 

New Home Worries – Flash Fiction

New Home Worries

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We were so excited about moving to our flat on the 55th, but then I stood and thought about all the things that could possibly go wrong living up so high up.

Would the cladding be fire proof and safe? We didn’t want to be trapped in a fire.

Are we in the flight path of any planes? Then again airport security was now said to be second to none.

How long would be have to wait for a lift, would there be one especially for tenants as I don’t want to stand next to business men with my cases.

Friday Fictioners is run by Rochelle, where we all come together to write a piece in 100 words of less.

The piece I have written could be extended… I’m not sure I am feeling it this week, having not taken part of a while, I thought I had better make an appearance. : )

 

Flash Fiction – American Dreams

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© Ted Strutz

It had been a once in a life time trip to America, as the boat pulled into the harbor I was beginning to long for home.

I had seen the sites of Michigan, I had eaten an English muffin and watched the “game,” visited the zoo and fought to keep my coke, but there was nothing like being home.

The plane ride would take forever and I would have to watch a ton of films just to get through it, but it would be worth it in the end being home.

So long my American friends thanks for the memories…

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Friday Fictioners is organised and run by the amazing Rochelle Fields, where we are challenged to write a piece of fiction based on the photo she provides on a Wednesday. It’s loads of fun, everyone has there own take on the photo.

This weeks piece is semi autobiographical, about my first visit to America, when I went on a trip on the Detroit Princess (we think, I went on some boat, so we could be wrong)

IWSG Day!

Hey All,

I hope everyone is doing okay! Today is the first Wednesday of the month so it’s IWSG Day! A day hosted by Alex Cavanaugh were we all come together to share our insecurities and take part in a blog hop. So hop hop along

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Lot of positivities this month to share. I have been chosen my Rachel Burton to be mentored as part of the Womentoring project. I am currently patiently awaiting feed back on my work I sent her last week. A week is along time in the life of Claire.

Today I past my second insurance exam!!!!! So that is two down one to go, though I think I will be having a break before I take the module to concentrate on my novel writing.

We have also gained a dog Podrick…. So without further a do…

Have you ever slipped any of your personal information into your characters, either by accident or on purpose?

The first stories I wrote aka teen anx, I wrote about the people who had upset me as character’s so a couple of people I knew had staring roles. I would like to go back to this story one day and maybe add another dimension in. With the plans I have for my two main characters I could easily add them into that original story.

My creative writing teacher is always going on about D H Lawrence and how he upset the people in Eastwood (Nottingham UK) so all being well I wont make the same mistake again.

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Good News

Hey,

So I started this blog to log my journey from starting a story about a year ago to publication. I’ve had some good news though : )

I applied for Womentoring a while back as I am sure some of you know, and I have been accepted! By an amazing author called Rachel Burton. So yesterday after ALOT of stressing I wrote a synopsis, trying to take Angela Clarkes advice and sent everything I have so far to Rachel.

I am pretty much shitting it! I am so scared she is going to be like this is rubbish, the 500 words I read originally doesn’t match up to the rest of this work!

My SIL read it before it was submitted it and she enjoyed it! But she could only critique the first two chapters and she made some suggestions. It is so hard though because she suggested some of the stuff that I had taken out from Scribophile. So by the time I submitted it I was mega stressed out!!!!!!

So I guess I am one step closer to publication! FUCK!

I have decided that I won’t do any writing on my story, till I hear back from Rachel.

I have also booked my next insurance exam for next Wednesday! So I guess I can go back to stressing about that now! : )

 

 

 

Flash Fiction – Sandwiches with Love

Sandwiches with Love

Making the sandwiches before I go to bed is a tedious job, the hubby wants egg while the children want Jam, but they had Jam yesterday!

I really want to go to bed, I want snuggle up and sleep, not be stood here making sandwiches!

Pulling the slices out I remember to open them like a book, so they fit together! Why does it matter if their sandwiches aren’t symmetrical? Who checks their sandwiches? Other than hubby of course!

“Who made a bloody whole in the bread” I snap!

Until I notice the silent thank you and sign of love.

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Photo courtesy of Kelvin M. Knight

 

It’s Friday fictioner’s time again, though this is written from my POV I often wonder what my hubby things about in an evening when he makes our packing ups! Especially now he has to make three sets and not two!

This was written as part of Friday Ficioners a weekly 100 word flash fiction challenge. That is hosted by Rochelle, so make sure you check out the other blogs.