A writing prompt from Alex
Write a short story about something that has happened, or is about to happen, but no-one is talking about. The elephant in the room. Focus on the sub-text. Get writing in 2022
Write a short story featuring a pair of shoes, but write it in the first person, present tense.. for example, ‘I am walking down the street when I ..’
Rachel is one of our favourite workshop leaders and led a brilliant workshop on plotting. Her book ‘Expiry Date’ is published by Sandstone Press and is one another in her cosy crime series of Ant and Bea mysteries. Watch my interview with Rachel below.
Meanwhile, don’t forget to submit your short story by December 2nd for possible inclusion in a simple lockdown anthology.
BLINK OF AN EYE – 26 great stories. We have a few spare copies to buy. £5.50 a copy plus postage which is £1.53 for one or two. Payment is by bank transfer. If you would like a copy please email me with your address and i will see if we have any left. All profit is going to Young Carers charity, children who look after their parents or siblings who need a bit of care themselves.
As a project for this second lockdown, we invited you to submit a short story in any genre of up to 600 words. This was not a competition but we selected 26 of the best and published them in a booklet.
Below is the list of a dozen words. The story had to incorporate at least 5 of the words in any way you like. If you want to try this, give your story a catchy title
Here is the list of words – Remember to use a minimum of 5.
Bluebottle Clock Fur Lavender Train Ella Fitzgerald Nylon shirt High heels
Seaweed Turpentine Burnt Toast Bonfire
Ready, steady, GO… ENJOY! Alex firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, see the new video i made, in between lockdowns, of Rachel Ward and her new book – Expiry Date. Please scroll down.