Day 13 and it better be WATERTIGHT

A romantic trip in a small boat is a strange choice, when your wife can’t swim.

Just another drowning in paradise

Ruth Livingstone writes another short story about MurderThis was yesterday’s NaNoWriMo piece and it’s set on a Caribbean island where Mr Palmer-Smith is taking his wife out in a small boat for a romantic picnic.

It’s a strange choice, since his wife is afraid of water because she can’t swim.

This is another one of those stories that’s been simmering in my head for some time. There were a number of different ways I could have told it. Continue reading “Day 13 and it better be WATERTIGHT”

Blood sample

Horror story with a medical themeblood donating - writing a horror story

You are a penniless student, desperately in debt, and, just when you think things couldn’t get worse, your landlord threatens you with eviction.

What do you do?

You sell your blood to a private clinic, of course.

But, if an offer seems far too good to be true… it probably isn’t a good idea to take it up. Continue reading “Blood sample”

A black day

A story about a wall. Day 9 on 9/11

The building of a Wall. Mexico.

I was planning to write a funny short story today, but woke to hear the news and didn’t feel in the mood for humour. So wrote a short piece about building a wall instead.

Ironically, one of the short stories I was planning to write this month for NaNoWriMo was a dystopian fantasy. It had the following plot: Trump loses the election in the USA, comes to the UK, becomes leader of UKIP, and wins the 2020 election over here. Continue reading “A black day”

5 year project: September update

do you have goalsI’m taking part in Misha and Beth’s Five Year Project and my five-year goal is to write a novel and get it published. So, I should have been sending my historical novel, The Reluctant Scribe, out to agents. In fact, I’m so disillusioned with the process of trying to find an agent, I’m considering abandoning the quest altogether.

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June Update: 5 year writing project

Most of my attention over the past few months has been focused on getting my non-fiction book, Walking the English Coast, ready for publication.

do you have goalsI’m taking part in Misha and Beth’s Five Year Project and my five-year goal is to write a novel and get it published.

Most of my attention over the past few months, however, has been focused on getting my non-fiction book, Walking the English Coast, ready for publication.

And there are several other projects I ‘ve been working on. Here’s an update:-

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