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Posted on March 2, 2018Categories Flash Friday   Leave a comment on Flash Friday

Flash Friday

Today’s Flash Friday prompt from the fabulous Claire Buss is ‘Why is it so hard to accept the party is over?’ When it ended. “School for me was one big party. I was captain of the football team, popular, could write my own ticket.  I had scholarships to all the major colleges, just had to pick.” “So what happened?” Jared looked at his father.  The washed up mechanic with the bum knee and the beer gut had always been a bit … Continue reading “Flash Friday”

Posted on February 24, 2018Categories Flash Friday, Stories   Leave a comment on Friday Flash – Strange

Friday Flash – Strange

This Friday’s flash prompt from Claire was to type “strange pictures” into Google, and pick one as inspiration for a flash.  What this showed me is that people find many different things strange, and strange for someone might be perfectly normal for someone else, so, here’s my #FridayFlash Strange Pictures It always struck me, how the portrait of my great grandmother, the one that hung in the smoking room was never particularly, pleasant.  I suppose that was why it was in … Continue reading “Friday Flash – Strange”

Posted on February 16, 2018Categories Flash Friday, Stories   Leave a comment on Friday Flash: Music

Friday Flash: Music

Today in our Sparkly Badger’s Group, the flash prompt from Claire read as follows: Choose your favourite song, pick a smidgen of the lyrics and use that as your inspiration. Alternatively, choose an instrumental piece. Share your music & your flash in the comments below, no more than 1000 words. My original problem was that songs already tell stories, so telling a different story was nearly impossible for my brain.  But then, a colleague dared me to write a flash … Continue reading “Friday Flash: Music”

Posted on February 2, 2018February 2, 2018Categories Flash Friday 1 Comment on Nursery Rhymes and Coffee

Nursery Rhymes and Coffee

In our Sparkly Badgers Facebook group we have a weekly writing task called “Flash Friday”, no, not that kind of flash, perv. We are given a prompt and have to write some flash fiction based on it. This week’s prompt is: Think of your three favourite nursery rhyme characters. Have them meet in a coffee shop – what do they order? What do they talk about? See if you can identify all the nursery rhymes I have squeezed in, and … Continue reading “Nursery Rhymes and Coffee”

Posted on January 28, 2018June 19, 2020Categories Grumpy Badger Guides 5 Comments on The Grumpy Badger Guide to Writing Dinosaur Erotica

The Grumpy Badger Guide to Writing Dinosaur Erotica

Featuring special guest writer A.M. Leibowitz. Well, it turns out Dino-porn is a thing. Like a real thing. People write books about humans having sex with dinosaurs, and it has a following.  There are people who want to read about people having sex with dinosaurs.  In the spirit of education, I have teamed up with intrepid author A.M. Leibowitz, who is a braver badger than me, to create this handy how to guide for writing your very own dino-porn.  I … Continue reading “The Grumpy Badger Guide to Writing Dinosaur Erotica”

Posted on April 28, 2017January 28, 2018Categories Grumpy Badger Guides   Leave a comment on The Grumpy Badger Guide to Getting Online Attention

The Grumpy Badger Guide to Getting Online Attention

You voted, this is what you want to know about, so here it is! What do you think my next “Grumpy Badger Guide” should be on? #woofwoofwednesday #amwriting #HowTo — The Grumpy Badger (@BadgersTweetToo) April 19, 2017   Today’s Grumpy Badger Guide focuses on how to get attention on social media. Clearly there are lots of you out there struggling with getting adequate online attention, feeling unloved, dejected, in need of a virtual stroke.  Fear not, the Grumpy Badger Guide … Continue reading “The Grumpy Badger Guide to Getting Online Attention”

Posted on March 28, 2017January 28, 2018Categories Grumpy Badger Guides 1 Comment on The Grumpy Badger Guide to Writing Erotica

The Grumpy Badger Guide to Writing Erotica

Grumpy Badger guides are going to be a new section of Newsnibbles, where Badger will write “How To” guides on request. Having mentioned to several friends that I have now inadvertently ended up editing not one, but TWO erotica novels, (not on purpose, not my genre of choice, I did not need to know ANY of that about the authors’ inner workings), I now feel that I am amply qualified to write a how to guide, on producing an erotic … Continue reading “The Grumpy Badger Guide to Writing Erotica”