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Commendation in Retreat West Short story comp

I was absolutely delighted this week to find that I had received a commendation for my short story ‘Basic Geometry’ which I had entered into the Retreat West Short ‘Smoking’ themed story competition ( … 149 more words


Desperate times at Pen Tower. ‘Author’ is hooked entirely on the reception of three, four e-messages from sub-editorial masters. Considers even in total exasperation the pursuit of NOmoNov insanity. 387 more words



I returned to the tiny pacific island of Kauai twelve years after I had left it with my mother. The reason to move back was simple: the slow island pace suited me. 1,561 more words


Agnesenga by Oonah V. Joslin

Oonah’s mother, Agnes, was born in 1914 in Northern Ireland. Their neighbourhood, the Rectory Estate in Ballymena, was always a place where neighbours of all denominations lived in friendly co-operation with each other. 146 more words


She waits...

After a long days work, she heads down to Victoria’s Secret. Considering the commotion inside, it looks like Victoria told.

She finds the best silk and lace combination available in her size and charges it to her credit card, along with the latest line of perfume; another secret Victoria couldn’t keep to herself. 576 more words


Welcome Home

The room was blank and cold.


“What do you mean?” the man said.

“Choose. Add something.” The voice was impersonal, distracted. Neither male nor female, it sounded as if it had been doing this all its life. 461 more words


This post is not like my every other regular posts, but I hope it is worthwhile, to an extent at least.

Many thanks to lots of fixing and blending into a new system, I had to put a brief (hopefully it will remain brief) pause to my once in a while scribbles. 245 more words