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Market Day

The Intergalactic market was a kaleidoscope of colour, smells and sounds. I queued patiently at my favourite stall –  the one selling live earthlings. Mike Jackson A 23-word story for this week’s prompt at sammiscribbles. If you enjoy different writing prompts then I’ve recently introduced three new ones on my […]

Virtual Writers Group

Welcome to our ‘Virtual Writers Group’. As we learn to readjust our lives in uncertain times I am of an age where government and health advice determines that I stay at home and isolate myself from as much social interaction as possible. This has meant closing down our monthly ‘Stockton […]


“How exactly does it work then?” “Easy really. As soon as we get hold of the babies me and mum freeze-dry them. This keeps them nice and safe while we travel from one market to another.” “Doesn’t it kill them?” “Course not. Makes them go hard and slows down all […]

Where Are You?

A 100-word story.

I remember it as though it happened yesterday. It was my seventh birthday and dad had stuck a donkey on the wall. We’d laughed when Jimmy pinned the tail on the left leg. Then it was my go. When I finally stuck that tail onto the donkey nobody laughed, so […]