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The Prediction…

Well, it’s been a while. Both on here and with me taking part in a writing challenge.

I’ve just posted my entry into The Prediction‘s 100 word challenge. The 3 words you have to include in your story are – condition, chunky and taught.

My story is called CHUNKY and is in the comments section here.

Get involved and good luck.



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Thoughts and Merry Christmas…..

*blows cobwebs away from around the blog*

Merry Christmas...

So, it’s been a while since my last blog post. Time isn’t always kind and this year has flown by. It’s not exactly been a great year for our family, after my wife lost first her step-father and then her real father within a month of each other.

My dad has recently been in hospital again after having a mild heart attack. It was found that he’d already had one and is now on more medication (which they hope will help avoid by-pass surgery). The bloke is indestructible! Thought we were going to lose him 2 years ago after a massive stroke but he’s fighter.

Friends have lost family members and loved ones, which I suppose is just part of this life we’re living. Other friends have had they’re bad luck in other ways, too.

Life is hard and trying but we’ve just got to knuckle down and get on with it. We’re only given one chance at it so we should make the most out of every situation we’re given or put in. Things happen for a reason and they make us stronger. No, I’m not going to start quoting from the bible or any other scripture, I’m just going to say…..


I’ll leave you with a 74 word story I wrote a while ago. Have a fantastic Christmas.

A Christmas Mistake.

I thought I’d broken her neck but I hadn’t.  She was a tough one.  Her skin had seen better days but she had good, firm breasts and great legs, just how I liked them.

She lay on the table, unblinking eyes staring up at me.  I raised the cleaver and brought the steel down on her throat.  Blood spurted across the surface.

It was all over.

Next Christmas I’m buying a frozen turkey.

(Don’t forget to check out the great stories over at my magazine – Thrills, Kills ‘n’ Chaos!)


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Micro Fiction…

Here’s another 100(ish) word story I wrote for Lily Childsand her Friday Prediction some time ago.  Again, the 3 words escape me for this particular challenge but they mustered up the following story.

I hope you enjoy…


“Ready?” Tommo asked.

“Yes,” Mikey said.

“Okay, masks on – let’s go.”

The aroma of incense filled the shop.

“Cash – now!”

“No, no, no,” the owner shouted.

Leaning over the counter, Tommo grabbed the old man by the hair.  “MONEY!  NOW!”

As he waited he glanced at the burning incense stick, the smoke rising to the ceiling in a perfect spiral.

The old man handed over the cash, mumbling something.


“I said, may the wrath of a thousand killer bees descend upon you both.”

“Yeah, whatever, old man.”

Tommo counted the cash as they ran down the street.  Not bad!



“What’s that humming noise?”



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Micro Fiction…

The following story was written for my friend, Lily Childs, Friday Prediction.  I’m not too sure what the 3 words were for this particular challenge but they mustered up this story.

Hope you enjoy…


“Mr Jones, you need a holiday,” they’d told him. “Your phlebitis has gone but if you keep pushing yourself so hard you’re going to get yourself stressed again. With your immune system at a low, the symptoms could return.”

Throwing caution to the wind, Robert headed over to New Orleans for their annual Mardi Gras.

It was spectacular: almost as spectacular as the fountain of blood erupting from his slashed throat.

Left for dead behind a dumpster in a deserted alley, for a measly hundred dollars, stress looked the better option.


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