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10 Things You Don’t Know About Me

Despite having spent years of my life publicly posting and writing online, there’ll be a few random things only the closest to me will know. So in the spirit of sharing, here’s 10 things you don’t know about me. I attach Spiritual/Philosophical significance to jewellery and possessions. Everything I wear, from my pendants down to … Continue reading 10 Things You Don’t Know About Me

Huge Update On It’s Way

So you know how I disappear from time to time and then come back with like a million-and-one new ideas? Well this ins't one of those times. I mean it kinda is... But it's different, I promise! After tons of deliberation and chewing over the fat, I've made the ACTUAL decision to stay home from … Continue reading Huge Update On It’s Way

Facebook Page Prize Draw!

It seems silly when I think about it, but I really don’t spend much time promoting my Facebook page anywhere other than Facebook. And that’s because Facebook seems to be this huge void where everyone competes for attention, and your posts go nowhere. But let’s rewind and think about this for a second, because effectively … Continue reading Facebook Page Prize Draw!

Father’s Rage & Other Stuff

A while back, photography blogger, Fragglerocking, tasked me with writing a piece of flash fiction based on one of her snaps. The resulting short read ended up pretty sad, and wildly different from my typical POV and style. I'm used to writing from the center of the action, right there in the thick of it, … Continue reading Father’s Rage & Other Stuff

Argh, Chute! A Flash Fiction

I stumbled upon an awesome site today by the name of Carrot Ranch. They post all sorts of challenges and prompts for teeny-tiny pieces of fiction, with a 99 word limit. This week’s prompt was ‘Crazy,’ and I just had to give it a shot. It put me in mind of an analogy I saw … Continue reading Argh, Chute! A Flash Fiction

Morrisey’s Last Symphony

I’m over the moon to be hosted over at BeetleyPete’s blog today. His community are always so great and supportive with their comments 🙂 The flash fiction piece follows UK Royal Marine, Morrisey, in his final moments, as he bleeds out on an Afghan hilltop.

Check out Pete’s blog! It’s filled to the brim with excellent fiction, and a vibrant community to go along with it!

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I am happy to feature Gary again. He has completely revised his site, and offers stories to read, as well as services like ghostwriting and copywriting.
https://gdholdaway.com/

A young writer from the UK with big ideas, and an even bigger passion for words. A multigenre author of both novels and short fiction, Gary has a flare for the suspenseful, the frightening, and the unknown.

His post today is a fictional short story.
(It contains some swearing)

Morrisey’s Last Symphony
By Gary Holdaway.

Like most fresh recruits, Morrisey had grand visions of his military prowess on the field.With a Captain-America-like finesse he’d breeze through war zones with excellence and ease, quickly rising through the ranks to shine out among the others. Eventually he’d lead his own unit, and they’d claim victory after victory for his country.

Morrisey could not have been more wrong. He passed out of Lympstone by the skin…

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Word of the day: akimbo Daily word prompt. Writing prompt

Word Of The Day: Akimbo

Today's 'word of the day' is Akimbo. Here's what the Oxford Dictionary has to say about it. akimbo adverb /əˈkɪmbəʊ/ /əˈkɪmbəʊ/ with your hands on your hips and your elbows pointing away from your body. She stood looking at him with arms akimbo. Word Origin: Late Middle English: from in kenebowe in Middle English, probably from Old Norse. I've got to be honest, … Continue reading Word Of The Day: Akimbo

£750 In Giveaways To Celebrate the New Site! +Weekly Blogroll

If you haven't yet noticed, I've been hard at work for around two weeks implementing a new structure and layout right here on the site. Yesterday's post 'Torn Down & Rebuilt' goes into those changes a little more, but today is all about the relaunch giveaway! I haven't finished everything I need to do here, … Continue reading £750 In Giveaways To Celebrate the New Site! +Weekly Blogroll

If I Could Go Back In Time to Prep for Covid-19 😷😷😷

I’ve always looked at ‘preppers’ with a confused curiosity but, with this covid-19 situation and all, how silly that seems now! Let’s turn back time and think about all the things we could’ve done differently had we even the slightest idea that something like this was coming.

My ‘Spiritual’ Journey

So I have this little list of prompts that I sometimes work from, and today’s topic was concerned with a ‘prized possession’ from childhood. As far as I can think back, I never really had anything I was particularly attached to until around the age of 12, which was a sterling silver pentacle pendant on … Continue reading My ‘Spiritual’ Journey

5 Simple Tips To Take Your Writing to the Next Level

Today I’m over at Nicholas C Rossis’ blog, with 5 tips to take your writing to the next level. I hope you all enjoy the post!

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Gary Holdaway | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's bookThis is a guest post by author Gary D. Holdaway. Gary is a young writer from the UK with big ideas, and an even bigger passion for words. A multigenre author of both novels and short fiction, Gary has a flare for the suspenseful, the frightening, and the unknown.

5 Simple Tips To Take Your Writing to the Next Level

Strip away the book sales, SEO, analytics, marketing, covers, editing, social media engagement, and publishing deals, we’re all here because we share the same creative passion—writing. All those other things are the unforeseen jobs we take on when we commit to the one thing we love, and they have a huge part to play in a writer’s success. But let’s put all that aside for a few minutes. In fact, for the duration of this article, I want words like ‘SEO’ and ‘analytics’ locked up in a box and chucked…

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The Cabin -Free Flash Fiction

Today I’m over at beetleypete’s wordpress account, sharing a story that, while not perfect in its execution, was fun to write and is hopefully fun to read.

He’s a great writer himself, and his blog is always a pleasure to scroll through. Once you’re done with this, I’d recommend checking out some of his own work. You won’t be disappointed!

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I am delighted to be able to present a guest post from a young British writer, Gary Holdaway. Here is his own short bio.

A young writer from the UK with big ideas, and an even bigger passion for words. A multigenre author of both novels and short fiction, Gary has a flare for the suspenseful, the frightening, and the unknown.

It is a short story, inspired by this photo.

The Cabin

In the time it had taken Dr Mark E. Redwood to trek the nine miles through dense woodland before finally arriving at the cabin, he had tripped at least six times, soaked his feet in a failed attempt to jump a small creek, and had picked up multiple scratches to his face and neck fighting through malicious low branches. He was useless when it came to the outdoors. Hopelessly, utterly useless. But he didn’t care. He had to…

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