Category Archives: fiction

I got life: 99 Word flash Fiction

At sixty the doctor said, “Prepare to die.” Not ready for death she followed orders special diet, multiple pills ingested. At seventy the doctor said, ” Carry on. Increase these pills breathlessness will be gone.” All good, she thought I … Continue reading

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Agatha: A Book Review

Some novellas leave you wanting whilst others such as the Guest Cat and Agatha are powerful works that impact on your soul. Agatha by Anne Cathrine Bomann loses nothing in the translation. Written in the first person it tells the … Continue reading

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Gone and Back Again: A Book Review

Gone and Back Again is a young adult novel by Jonathon Scott Fuqua. I love reading YA for the simple reason that they always have relevancy in todays world and this was no different. The story is about eleven year … Continue reading

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100 Candles: 99 Word Flash Fiction

The big day finally arrived. Emily’s children painstakingly planted the candles in the cake’s frosted icing. The telegram from the Queen and the presents sat on a table in the Nursing Home. The party would start at 11 so the … Continue reading

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March – Geraldine Brooks: A book review

I can understand this book being a best seller – Who hasn’t read Little Women. I’m sure most Americans would have and I’d bet that most Australians of my age have also read it. Perhaps someone from the UK and … Continue reading

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“The Inaugural Meeting of Fairvale Ladies Book Club” – A Book Review and just a tad of jealousy

A long time friend gave me The Inaugural Meeting of the Fairvale Ladies Bookclub  by Sophie Green for my birthday with a little trepidation. She knows I read a lot and was worried it may not have been a book … Continue reading

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Questions of Gender: 99 Word Flash Fiction

I was a girl. I wore dresses but I didn’t have those monthly cramps and pains my friends suffered. Lucky, I thought. Perhaps I was. Boys attracted me. I fell in love but no pregnancy happened for me. My friends … Continue reading

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A New Start: Fiction for the New Year

The shaft of light penetrated into the blue depths of the water below the man floating aimlessly, limbs spread to form the letter X. The water was warm. Bathtub warm. The amount of salt made floating an effortless pastime. Looking … Continue reading

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Cora Kingston: 99 word Flash Fiction

Cora looked into his eyes. Her belly warmed and tingled, her heart felt full while her head was clear. She floated on a cloud of love as soft as marshmallow but strong as steel. “There is nothing left. I’m out!” … Continue reading

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The Warning: Friday Fictioneers

Jemma  looked at the pollarded trees and the rock piles. “Pollards and cairns together. I wonder if we’re being warned about passing through this lock.” “Don’t be stupid. People put them there to let others know they’ve  passed this way … Continue reading

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