Posted on November 18, 2018Categories Flash Friday 2 Comments on Falling


This week’s flash fiction prompt from our Sparkly Badgers writer group was Falling. As I was writing it on #ShakespeareSunday (a Twitter hashtag thing) I decided to write a poem in iambic pentameter. Just FYI, iambic pentameter is REALLY hard… Anyway… Falling It’s stupid. I mean, I am an adult. I work a 9 to 5 in a dull job. I had a plan. This so isn’t the plan. I’ve completely lost control. I’m falling. Literally and figuratively. Probably not … Continue reading “Falling”

Posted on September 14, 2018Categories Flash Friday 4 Comments on Landscapes


I haven’t done a Friday Flash for a while, but I’ve felt a bit blocked.  These are characters from my current WIP, A Walk in the Park.  This flash may find its way into the finished novel, or may just serve as background – I don’t know yet.  I do know that the prompt of Landscapes, managed to get me writing again, and I feel excited about my characters again.  Hopefully, you like it too.  Let me know what you think. … Continue reading “Landscapes”

Posted on May 4, 2018May 6, 2018Categories Flash Friday 3 Comments on Vehicles and Torsos

Vehicles and Torsos

Well, today’s #FlashFriday prompt was vehicles.  I, however, never being one to turn down a dare, promised Debbie McGowan that I would include a naughty scene with a torso, which I have dutifully done.  This post, therefore, contains naughty bits, so you have to be over 18 to read it. If you aren’t over 18, please go away and come back when you are. Thanks. So, for those of you who have been following Grumpy Badger Guides, you may recognise … Continue reading “Vehicles and Torsos”

Posted on April 21, 2018November 28, 2019Categories Flash Friday, Stories   Leave a comment on The Door

The Door

I am thrilled to announce I am working with the super talented poet and voice artist Jacqueline Belle on some audio projects. This is a part of my ongoing plan to make all of my writing fully accessible. I am delighted that she has recorded this piece of flash fiction for me, and hope you enjoy listening, or reading.   I’d been working at the lab ten months when the incident occurred.  Every day I’d walked down the long white … Continue reading “The Door”

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”