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Sunday, 10 April 2016

Reborn - Unable - When Rabbits Lay Eggs

Flash Fiction / Micro Fiction
Length - 100 words each

Three pieces written for the competition theme 'Easter'.
* 'When Rabbits Lay Eggs' was Highly Commended in the competition!


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Reborn

'You sure it's him? They're calling him uncatchable.'
                'It's him.'
                'You think the killer is Jesus Christ?' He said, sceptically looking up at the crucifix.
                'Go around.'
                The killer hung grotesquely from the back of the statue. He returned to his colleague.
                'He did this to himself? How long?'
                'He's been dead four hours.'
                The detective's phone rang.
                'When? Just now? But he's...' He peeked around and hung up, stunned.
                The body was gone. Petrified, the twisted corpse had assimilated into a perfect rendition of the statue's front, 'Reborn' additionally engraved in the stone's base.
                'I guess they were right.'

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Unable

Trembling, she lowered her hand as her dead father slumped to the ground.
                'Give it here.' Her younger brother said, prying the smoking gun from fear locked fingers. 'We don't have much time.' Blood streaked his face where Father had struck him moments before.
                'What do we...'
                'Say it was me.'
                Outside, people were already rushing to investigate. His eyes dropped to the curve of her stomach.
                'Every child needs a mother to protect them, from beasts like him.' He turned the gun on himself.
                'You'd die for my sins?'
                'Do what mum couldn't.' He said, and pulled the trigger.

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When Rabbits Lay Eggs

'I just bought you that rabbit! Now you want a bike? When pigs fly, son. Or better yet, when that rabbit lays me a golden egg!'
                Two months later.
                'One to find Mikey!' He patted him on the head and took the mini Easter egg from him.
                Mikey's elder brother, Jake, sauntered in.
                'Thought you were helping? Is that straw?' Jake just shrugged.
                'Found it!' Mikey screamed, a little too excitedly.
                'On top of the fridge eh?'
                'In the hutch!'
                'What?' Terror stole his breath, the egg's wrapper was golden.
                'Bike!'
                'You did promise.' Jake offered casually. 
                'You little sh-'

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Monday, 4 April 2016

Blog - 04/04/16

Hello!

If you've been keeping up to date with my site you'll know that my 'winning streak' (ie making at least the Highly Commended shortlist) in Morgen's Free Monthly Micro Fiction competition has come to an end. As one of the early adopters of the new competition I've obviously been up against a relatively small field that is gradually increasing with the popularity of the contest, which is good to see.

You may also have noticed I've started a thing where I post previous micro fictions as a postcard type image on various social media which include an image reflecting the story. Looking at the stats and click rates I find it a tad infuriating that people find reading a hundred words via a link or 'read more' button too much of a commitment, whereas they'll quite happily read and share hundreds of those racist joke posts that are at least five times as long! Haha. I figured it might be because they're posted as images, so I thought I'd hijack the format for my own means!

Therefore I introduced the new 'Artists' page on the site. I don't mind drawing a little sketch now and again (my first book attempt has illustrated chapters), but figure it a great opportunity to get some involvement from others. As well as exposing your talents to a new audience it'll help me out in reducing my workload, haha. Details are on the page, but basically if you can draw better than or equal to the pictures below you're in with a shout... Shouldn't be too difficult!







Here's the thing! There's prizes!

Morgen Bailey, who runs the aforementioned free Micro competition, also runs online writing courses! She's kindly given me some coupons for free entry to her 'Entering Writing Competitions' course (normally £12 barring other promotions), which I'll be awarding the first ten people to contribute! From then I'll be able to award favourites of the month or similar! For more information on the course, and the others she offers, use the link below.

A while ago I finished the first draft of my first bigger project, codenamed NF:LITL. It's a novella I started way back in 2009. (But you knew that because you follow me on various forms of Social Media, right? ;p)



I'm currently working on the first draft of the first book of my Mega Fantasy Series. I still don't actually know if what I'm working on is the first book or the first part of the first book...

So in summary... I'll keep up with the Micros, hope you are encouraged to contribute a sketch or two, and continue to work on bigger projects.

Until next time, buh-bye!

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