The House At The End Of The Road

sandra cook

Copyright to Sandra Cook

There was this house at the end of the road.

It held so many secrets, People tell the tale of those who used to live there, apparently there was a murder, a man killed his wife and two kids, apparently it’s haunted, and no one wants to buy the haunted house at the end of the street.

I watch the kids playing inside, egging each other on to go upstairs and those standing taking photos to use for inspiration.

And I just stand there too embarrassed to admit that, I own the house, it’s just another project I never started…

Thanks as always for Rochelle, who organises Friday Fictioners, where we are given a picture prompt and have to come up with a story using 100 words.

This story is based, on two Euro Million winners and there DIY project,

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365 Questions week 3

Afternoon,

Who Last Called You On The Phone?

My mother

Who Are You In Love With?

My husband der

What Are You Grateful For?

NHS, Drugs, my mentor’s, work, work colleagues, sleep, music… The list is endless

The Best Part of Today Will Be…

When I get to go back to bed

My Current Favorite Website is…

Twitter I guess

What Was The Hardest Thing You’re Dealing With?

MS

Today I Wish I Had More

CHOCOLATE

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Writing wise, I’ve counted out 10,000 words which I have had the computer reading back to me attempting to edit it… Which is so boring! I am looking forward to Rachel’s return from her holiday, with hopefully lot of direction!
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365 Questions – Week Two

I am reading: Perfect Remains by Helen Fields, I am likely to finish this tomorrow, train journey!

What is the last “good” thing you ate?
I’ve just had Chinese for dinner, and it was REALLY nice, more nice than normal! Though I haven’t eaten very well today, so that might be why.
What is your current favorite snack?
Double chocolate Digestives, when I can find them.
What made you smile today?
Melanie, while tiding her bedroom
What’s your favorite accessory?
My charm bracelet and locket.
What is making you mad?
Melanie messing around at the dinner table (daily)
What did you have for dinner today?
Chinese
What did you get done?
Melanie’s bedroom “tidied” kitchen cleaned, worked on my synopsis.
365 questions, five year journal
Other news, there isn’t really any, other than this pain behind my right eye and my attempt to write a synopsis…. and a very stressful Friday, I hope I never have to go through again anytime soon!
Firefighter wife club – founding member

The Inspection – Flash Fiction

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Copyright Victor and Sarah Potter

So we failed, she turns up on our doorstep, unannounced in her white gloves and all to high standards, walks into the kitchen and what was hanging from the light?

“You wouldn’t believe how quick spider’s build their webs.”

I keep telling her and…

“We just have a high inhabits of eight legged friends,”

but she just laughs.

It doesn’t help that her perfect son is scared of them anyway, so three guesses who gets to capture the damn things?

Bloody perfect up bring and boarding school education and he is scared of spiders where did I find this loon?

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I wanted to get in as soon as possible for Friday Fictioners as I keep missing it otherwise. Thanks as always to Rochelle who forever is managing to find these pictures to inspire us into writing something in 100 words.

Today has been a shite kinda MS day, including failing asleep at my desk and coming home and seemingly sleeping loads that I decided I had better get up and do something!

Lots of positives in my writing journey, so if another has nothing better to do, I have 10,000 words I could do with someone dictating!

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365 Questions – Week one

Hey All,

A friend of mine, pointed me in the direction of this, Keep a 5 Year Journal

I am a bit confused as to where the five years come into it, but there is a question to be answered every day. Now because I don’t want to bore you with a question a day, I am going to attempt to do a week at a time….

What is your number one goal this year?

I would like to get somewhere closer to publication of my novel.

What are you most grateful for?

The National Health Service and the range of drugs I take / can take to keep me on track.

Are you Content?

Not really….

What is you best memory of last year?

Andrew qualifying as a fireman

What was the last major accomplishment you had?

Being chosen to be mentored by Rachel Burton (she’s amazing)

What possession could you not live without?

Does my bed count? Maybe my laptop

Can people change?

Yes if they want to, and make an effort to.

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Doing something right?!

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IWSG Day!

Hey Guys

insecure-writers-support-group-badgeHow do these days come round so quick!?

Since last months post, I managed to submit something to Rachel on Christmas Eve and it is now killing me awaiting her feedback. *goes back to refreshing email* so I am pretty much at a stop point. I’ve not looked at my WIP since Christmas Eve as I pretty much got to the point of not caring anymore.

I should use this time to rest but I need to be doing something. I have started to watch Lucifer on prime and I keep thinking about writing something new but I am just not really sure where I should start… I even joined the library in an attempt to get a book out on trafficking and failed to get past the first hurdle when searching there online catalogue.

Back to work today so I am sure that will bring with it, it’s own endless joy.

So this months question:

What steps have you taken to put a schedule in place for your writing and publishing?

When I first started working with Rachel she suggested that I aim to write 350 words a day, but I seemed to have not been very good at that either. I am lucky as I only work three days a week so I try to use Tuesday / Thursday’s for writing which is easier than it sounds.

I do thought use my laptop in the evening, so I try and do stuff then.

My biggest problem is you tell me what is wrong with my WIP and I will fix it, but trying to edit something I have no feedback on is the hardest part! I am so lucky to have been accepted by Rachel or I’d be totally in the dark not knowing how to move forward.

I hope everyone is well, and thanks as always to Alex Cavanaugh for holding the IWSG where we all come together once a month and discuss our insecurities and our successes over the past month.

C