What a week

It’s been quite the week, I’ll tell you. I started a new job, got to watch Del Potro play not one, but two fantastic tennis matches, and, most importantly for me at least, my story, Dear Friend, won a short story competition and has been published on Reedsy’s blog. It’s a special story to me, because […]

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Prompt 75: 24 hour romance

“A love story that starts and ends in 24 hours”  Thanks to Reedsy for the prompt!  Augustus Martinelli walked into his shop, as he did every morning, on the nose of 6:30. He was greeted, as usual, by the full, embracing fragrance of a multitude of flowers. He flipped on the light switch by the […]

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Prompt 74: Using the alphabet

“Write a story in which each sentence will begin with a different letter of the alphabet, beginning with the letter A, and moving sequentially” Audrey Jenkins was her name. But she preferred to go by AJ. Cats were her favourite animal. Dogs scared her. Every day she would go to school. French was her first […]

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Prompt 28

“Something you lost” One day, I did something very stupid. Very very stupid. I was about to travel back to London after a break in Argentina, and I packed some of my jewellery into a box in my suitcase. As you can imagine, and as I should have foreseen, once I arrived in London the […]

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Prompt 21

Mary and Duncan were the eldest of their generation and, while they were cousins, they spent quite a bit of time together at the big family house on the farm, Maori, when they were children. This was particularly the case during the holidays, when Duncan was back from boarding school in Buenos Aires. Mary was […]

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Prompt 19

“A storm destroys your uncle’s shed and kills his six-year-old son. Describe the colour of the sky right before the storm hit” When I think about when Danny died, I find myself remembering the sky on that day. We were driving home before the storm hit. My brother was driving, and a Taylor Swift song […]

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Prompt 10

  “The long-lost roommate” She hadn’t seen Lisa in over a decade; since graduation, really. Beth was having a hard time imagining what she might look like after all this time. Would the years have been kind to her? Or would they have taken a few choice moments to break her spirit a little, just […]

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Prompt 5

“Your most memorable experience in the back of a car” It was dark. I remember that. I had such a hard time keeping my eyes open. The rumbling of the car was rocking me to sleep, the soft vibration of the wheels on the road were like a silent lullaby that only I could hear.

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