It’s December 8 and my 100 word ghost story has just been published by 101  Read it for free in Issue 21 at




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I won Microcosms Flash Fiction short story competition this week with my first ever entry.  The rules required a story in no more than 300 words in response to any chosen line from a list of prompts. The story had to be written and submitted within a one day deadline. The prompt line that I chose was ‘There were so many things to do, to see, to be.’  My story ‘Freaks’ was judged to be the winner.  You can read it for free here at ‘Freaks’ or on the competition website at www.microcosmsfic.

Not Fade Away


Many thanks to Daphne Driver for allowing me to use her photo of the original 1964 Morecambe Winter Gardens poster (posted on Facebook – “Morecambe, Heysham and Lancaster past and present” site on 25 September 2018) to illustrate my teenage angst short story based on this show.  She tells me that she was there screaming until she developed a very bad throat.  Read it for free at Not Fade Away.