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Spring is in the building!

Sunday was, officially, the first day of spring, and what a lovely way to start the season. The sun had decided to put in an appearance for a change, instead of shirking off and  cowering behind a bland and depressing … Continue reading

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Dark on the Mountain

by Henry Mitchell Dark On The Mountain, by Henry Mitchell, is a collection of short stories from Alfie Dog Fiction and the latest I’ve chosen to review as a member of their Reader Panel. There are twelve stories in total, … Continue reading

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No diversions, please!

For the past few weeks I’ve been concentrating my efforts on writing flash fiction and short stories, in preparation for submission to several competitions that are coming up. However, because I’ve been absorbed in this exercise, as well as at … Continue reading

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Up The Garden Path

Patsy Collins is renowned on the short story circuit as a master of her craft. I have read many of her offerings, over the years, and can honestly say, I’ve yet to read a bad one. This collection, published by … Continue reading

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A Time for Reflection

It’s that time of year again when, if you’re a tad masochistic like myself, you choose to reflect upon the achievements — or lack thereof — that you’ve made over the past twelve months. (Give me a minute, I’m just … Continue reading

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And, on a positive note …

I’ve gone to ground on the writing front lately due, in part, to another pesky bout of ill health; I seem to have been smitten with a plague, this year. However, I do have some good news to report. My … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo is now a week in and although I’ve earned a badge for writing 5,000 words, if I continue at my current rate, it will take me until January 3, 2016 to complete 50,000. The reason for this is that … Continue reading

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Another Short Story Review

A recent survey concluded that October 24th was the day many early birds would start their Christmas shopping, ahead of the festive season. Not to brag, but mine is almost complete and to jolly all of you along who haven’t … Continue reading

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A Trifling Success

Any writing achievements have been thin on the ground for me this year, so I was pleased to see my letter commending River, the new BBC crime drama, published in next week’s edition of the TV Times. This is about the … Continue reading

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Short Story Reviews for Alfie Dog Fiction

Fairly recently, I decided to chance my arm at submitting an entry to the Alfie Dog Fiction International Short Story Competition. Part of the criteria for entry was to pay for five short stories from the Alfie Dog site, in … Continue reading

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