Friday Fictioners – Goodbyes

Hi Guys,

I am not sure on this, this week but here goes…


Image courtesy of Liz Young.

“I don’t’ want to die, I don’t want to be alone, I want to stay here with you”

“You won’t be alone, you’ll be with all the angels and friends that we thought we’d lost”

“Can’t you come too?”

“It’s not my time yet, but there is a seat at the crematorium I’ll come and visit”

“Every week?”

“I will come and talk to you like I am now, fill you in with all the goings on”

“I’m scared”

“hush, there is no need to be scared, you’ll be safe”

“I love you”

“I love you to”

Beep beep beeeeeeeeeeeeeeep

As always hosted by the Rochelle the weekly 100 word flash fiction inspired by the above photo. Come and join in the fun!




Creative Writing Class

So we are back with the creative writing class, and I even managed to get it cheaper as I am a student!!!

The tutor John, suggested some ways of making up a story and one of them struck a cord with me.


my still temporary book case above, (i need to stop buying books I am running out of room)

so we all wrote a title of a book on a piece of card and then John shufled them and we had to pick two cards. Thus having the name of two books that we could use to make a title of a piece of work, and this evening my book shelve has inspired me of what titles I could make up with some of the book I currently own… I should find a random generator from somewhere and pick “two” books and see where we end up… Or maybe someone could randomly pick two books for me 😛

“evil games, a history of birth” has just made me chuckle



Friday Fictioners – Saving the Last Dance

Sorry that I am late to the party this week!

Saving the Last Dance


PHOTO PROMPT © Magaly Guerrero

 I always wanted to dance as much as I have always wanted to write, after long summer days spent with my Gran looking with wonderment at her old dancing shoes.

We would pretend to dance and she would always be full of stories about how Grandad and she would dance the night away. How they would have won Strictly Come Dancing if it had been on in their day.

She would say that when she thinks of him in Heaven she knows he’d be busy trying to woo those angels’ but he would be saving the last dance for her.

Thanks to the amazing Rochelle who hosts Friday Fictioners and I am sorry I am late to the party (insert excuse here) this week.

Book Review – The Sister

The SisterThe Sister by Louise Jensen

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I enjoyed The Sister, having started to speak to Louise Jensen via social media I decided I’d better start reading one of her books and the best place to start is the beginning.

I wasn’t sure what to expect, I got into the story straight away, with bread crumbs being left for me to follow and I wasn’t disappointed!

The story was split between then and now, the past and the present. As the story unravels and more questions are raised I was kept guessing what would happen next….

What was Gracie’s secret?
Why had she had to move in with her grand parents?
Why had Charlie died?
What did the letter contain that was inside the time capsule?

I think that the book was left nice and tidy at the end with there not being any questions left in answered. And I had a good sob to at the end too

Can’t wait to read “the gift” and I certainly know the level I need to aspire to in my writing!

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Friday Fictioners – Points make prizes


PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

Points Make Prizes

Opening the door I knew why my messages had gone unanswered all night, as I was meet by the smell of stale alcohol and cigarette smoke. I navigated across the living room through empty beer cans and spotted the PIZZA!  Then I remembered the diet! It was too late my senses had gone into over drive! My mouth watered I could almost feel it inside my mouth and taste the crispy base. If I went out for a run and to Zumba later, I’d get more points? So I could retrospectively use the points now and devour the pizza!!!


This was written as part of the Friday Fictioners which is run and organised by Rochelle (her favorite colour is purple too!!!!) Check out her website for more information

Flash Fiction – A Level Art


Image courtesy of Jellico’s Stationhouse

I stood next to my work adjusting and fiddling with it; I had moved the lamp so many times making sure it was in the right position to shine the white light onto my painting. Looking for my parents in among the constant stream of bodies, I felt sick as I started to panic. What if they didn’t like it? What if my tutor and the examiner didn’t like it?  I felt the soft touch of reassurance on my shoulder as I caught sight of my parents

As my tutor glided towards them she whispered “they’ll love it”

Friday Fictioneers is a weekly 100 word challenge inspired by a photo prompt and hosted by the fabulous Rochelle

IWSG – April 2017

insecure-writers-support-group-badgeHappy 5th April 2017

Undoubtedly my favorite time of the month!

My Insecurities are still present as ever, since this time last month I have written a total of 5,128 words, taken part in 5 Friday Fictioners Flash Fiction pieces, reviewed 2 books and moaned about my health….

I haven’t written much recently and even though I feel like I know where I am going to go with my novel, it’s getting there that is now becoming the issue. My creative writing class starts up again later this month but I am also kinda sulking about not being accepted for the WoMentoring project 😦 So doesn’t that mean my story is crap and my writing is rubbish? Hmm maybe I need to pick myself up and try a different author… Or just maybe give up? (on the project not my writing) I wish I had more positive stuff to share this month.

Anyways Have you taken advantage of the annual A to Z Challenge in terms of marketing, networking, publicity for your book? What were the results?

Simple answer no, I am not even sure what you are supposed to do in regards to marketing etc of my book. I have noticed a couple of the blogs I am following are doing an A-Z Challenge where they are writing a piece of flash fiction of every letter of the alphabet, I was going to “join” one of them but I generally just don’t have to time to wite something every day! and if I did have this amazing time thing maybe I should be writing my novel….