The Very Short Story Starter – Prompt #4

I recently treated myself to John Gillard’s The Very Short Story Starter, which is filled with 101 flash fiction prompts that I hope will provide me with some blogging inspiration over the summer months. Here was today’s prompt, “Unrecognizable”: Write a story from the perspective of someone who has woken up in a room or place…

“A Study in Scarlet”: Book Review

If you have been following this blog for any substantial amount of time, you may know by now that I have a great respect for audiobooks. Although I love reading physical books, we do not always have time to sit down and read, which is where audiobooks come in. I have recently been listening to…

The Longest Journey

The old soldier sat up a little from his bench at the very end of the station, his weary eyes suddenly alert. Nobody had taken much notice of him as they hurried up and down the platform’s edge, piling into their trains or else scurrying away down the stone steps. He was just another commuter…

The Cure

I had been sitting alone on a metal, slightly rusted park bench when he had come to me. I can remember hoping that he would pass by me without stopping, for his appearance had been very eccentric. He had been tall, with sleek blonde hair that fell to his shoulders. On his head, he wore…

My Monday Message – 18/06/18

Welcome to another of my Monday Message posts! Our quote this week comes from a book that I am currently reading: Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol! I realise that this particular story might seem a little out of season, but it’s one of the books that I wanted to read over the summer (when I have…

“Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde”: Book Review

Robert Louis Stevenson’s Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde was the first classic that I was ever introduced to. I was (roughly) twelve years old and absolutely hated it. Now, having reread this classic, I am honestly surprised that my school asked us to read it. They probably chose it because it was short; not – certainly not –…

Harry Potter Revisited: “The Boy Who Lived”

My long-suffering followers may by now know that I have simply adored J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series for pretty much my entire life. There was a time, in my younger years, where I simply couldn’t sleep without listening to the stories on audiobook. So, I have decided that it is time for me to share my…

The Chamber #3 – #writephoto

The following piece of creative writing forms the final part of a three-part series that I have been writing over the past week. I have today managed to finish this mini-series with the help of another of Sue Vincent’s #writephoto prompts. You can read part one of this story here, and part two here. Thank…

Blogging Schedule: Summer 2018

At the beginning of last week, I mentioned that I was going to attempt to keep to a rough schedule during the summer months. I now have this schedule finalised, and feel the need to share it with you. Remember, though, this is not a fixed schedule. I may not always have a poem to post…