Writing the End for a Short Story

via Writing the Ending for a Short Story I found this article while looking for advice to give a fellow writer. I thought it was really good so I thought I’d re-blog it (my first re-blog!) It doesn’t look like the blog has been updated in a long while, which seems a shame as from first impressions it looks like a great resource. The blog … Continue reading Writing the End for a Short Story

The State of Prolonged Mutual Hostility – Short Story

I wrote this story for the first assignment of my Advanced Creating Writing course. The story evolved after a day of looking after my two boys, one of whom was off school for the day with a dodgy belly, the other being my youngest. The fighting and arguments between them must have been too much for me that day. I hope you enjoy ūüôā Feel … Continue reading The State of Prolonged Mutual Hostility – Short Story

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She Bought A Hat Like Princess Marina – Short Story

Here is my latest short story –¬†She Bought A Hat Like Princess Marina. The title is taken from the Kinks’ song. I hope you enjoy, please leave your feedback below or contact me the usual ways. She Bought a Hat Like Princess Marina¬†– PDF Version She Bought a Hat Like Princess Marina   I shuffled along the ledge, barely wide enough for the width of … Continue reading She Bought A Hat Like Princess Marina – Short Story

Sleep Now In the Fire – a Brexit short story

Sleep Now In the Fire – a Brexit short story During my research trip to¬† Berlin for my novel. I visited the Topography of Terror museum –¬†https://www.topographie.de/en/. While I was there I noticed a striking similarity between events leading up to the Second World War and how the Brexit-supporting British Press are¬†castigating ‘Remoaners’, calling them ‘Enemies of the People’ and ‘Traitors’. Even the British Prime … Continue reading Sleep Now In the Fire – a Brexit short story

Dream Academy – Short Story

Dream Academy This a short story I wrote for an online competition. The theme was ‘Hometown’. I hope you like it. You can download it as a PDF¬† here –¬†Dream Academy – Paul Blake   Dream Academy   The television studio designed as an auditorium went dark as I waited in the wings for my mark, hands shaking, my left leg twitching. Suddenly the giant … Continue reading Dream Academy – Short Story

(Nothing But) Flowers – Short Story

This short story was written for an online competition with the Theme of the competition ‘Church’. You can download the story as a PDF here¬† –¬†Nothing But Flowers – Paul Blake (Nothing But) Flowers   I see the body on the ground and it takes me a moment to realise it is mine; I look around for my head. There it is, on the bonnet … Continue reading (Nothing But) Flowers – Short Story

Give the Anarchist A Cigarette / Neighbourhood Watch – Short Story

These short stories are joined. I had to create two stories up to to 1000 words between them and They were written for an online competition and did ok. I hope you like them. Give the Anarchist a Cigarette The wheel of the wheelie bin was wedged against the lip of the driveway edge. Simon heaved upwards and it freed itself over the obstacle with … Continue reading Give the Anarchist A Cigarette / Neighbourhood Watch – Short Story