Friday Fictioneers – A Domestic Carol


Copyright – Rich Voza

I haven’t done any photo challenges in a couple of weeks, partly due to my laptop breaking and partly due to the fact I’ve been so busy, so I’m feeling a bit rusty. On the plus side, I went to freshers fair today and joined the creative writing society, plus got lots of free stuff, including pizza, omnomnom. If you want to take part in Friday Fictioneers, click here.

“Let me guess. One door takes me to the past, one door takes me to the present, and one door takes me to the future?” Sam asked. He was bored after listening to the sage’s poetic witterings for the past half hour.

“No.” she replied, crossly. Her scowl made the wrinkles around her eyes deepen. “Why would you need a door for the present? You’re in the present, stupid!”

“So where do they go to?”

“Take a look and see.” she instructed, as annoyingly mystical as ever.

Sam opened the first door.

“It’s full of dirty dishes and laundry, I don’t understand.”

“I wouldn’t expect you to.” she said, sadly.


Alastair’s Photo Fiction – The Master


Copyright – Alastair Forbes

This prompt is from Alastair’s Photo Fiction Blog.

The master raised his arms to the sky, his features declaring rapture.

 “We worship you, glorious god, Biher! Please bring us goodness! Bring us good weather!”

The master began to bow down before the wooden statue and followers did the same.

  “…Biher is a stupid name.” one of the followers muttered.

  “How dare you utter such blasphemy!” The master pointed down at the follower. “You’ll be exiled! You’ll be cursed with a thousand curses!”

  “It’s not even the real thing. It’s just a stupid souvenir mum got from Hawaii!” the follower cried.

  “You’ll be cursed with a million curses!”

  “This is stupid game!” The follower got up from the ground, brushing grass off her cotton sundress.

  “It’s not a game! You will really be cursed! You’ll be ugly forever and ever like you are now!” the master sniggered.

   “I hate you!”

   “I hate you more!”

   “I hate you the mostest!”

We Can Do It!

So. Camp NaNoWriMo begins.

Just a quick post here on my plan to write 50,000 words in 30 days, without going insane:

1. Keep desk/room tidy. I’m not off to the best start here, I have to admit. But I’m working on it.

2. Get up at at least 8 every morning. This is horrifically early for me, but it means that I shouldn’t have to spend all of my afternoon writing.

3. Lots of natural light. Having the curtains open also encourages me to keep my room tidy as it’s on the ground floor.

4. Go outside at least once a day. Even if it’s just to Tesco and back. Preferably longer walks if I have the time.

5. Eat properly. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, at a reasonable hour. This also means I’ll snack less.

6. Motivational videos. I think this sort of counts: