Category Archives: Historical Perspective

Flying by the Seat of Your Pants: Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

The night before the mission Squadron 74 threw back their beers and cuddled their girls They knew there would be empty seats and some broken-hearts the following night.  1100 hours the bugle sounded.  A quick briefing. No longer carefree, they … Continue reading

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Remembering Towton Battle: Friday Fictioneers

“Lord Towton I just adore your house and that sculpture.” The American tourist pointed to the large chain mail upside down helmet. “Thats a memorial to the downed men of  Towton Battle. Come see the dining room.” They entered a … Continue reading

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Relics of War in the Coral Sea: Traces of the Past Yr 4:03: Thursday’s Special

We were lucky in Weewak, the capital of Papua New Guinea’s East Sepik Province, to pick up a local girl in a brand new dual cab. Not only did we have the best guide on the island but in air … Continue reading

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Project Mogul: 99 Word Flash Fiction

Vernon poked at the colourful wreckage that covered a large area of their paddock in New Mexico. “Dad, whadya reckon this is?”  “Dunno. Gather it up. We’ll take it to the Sheriff.”  They bundled the bright rubber strips, tinfoil, sticks … Continue reading

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Nursing Heroes Project: Sister Ellen Savage

Can you think of any nursing heroes? Of course there is Florence Nightingale and Edith Cavell but when I was asked these were the only two I could think of. When I did my training there were some sisters we … Continue reading

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Learning to Write: Times Past

Following a fiction piece I did for Charli over at Carrot Ranch with the prompt ‘blot’ my piece mentioned a copybook. I was surprised by the number of people who had not heard of a copy book. I asked my … Continue reading

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Textures of War: Tuesdays of Texture

Rusting relics with added messages from birds above Sit in Memorial park Remembering just how close the Japanese forces were from our shores in WWII found, defused at Sunshine Beach But unknown to me at least was that near our … Continue reading

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