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Fifty Word Stories

FIFTY WORD STORIES. THE RED SHOES  Fancy a coffee? The chap had wood chips in his hair. Do I know you? Yes, well sort of. I see your red shoes going past every day. My workshop’s in the basement. I … read more

What Punctuation mark are you?

What Punctuation mark are you? What are you? A common comma, always hesitating or pausing for effect? A colon, the host: always ready to introduce someone or something… A semi-colon; anxious to change the subject and press on; impatient? Excitable? … read more

Twelve Word Stories

TWELVE WORD STORIES Heavy snow, car stalled, no phone…wrote book, best seller. Woke up! Janette Davies   Karen Albright here, a Stephen King character. The end’s coming. I’m terrified! Joy Lennick read more

Winter’s day

WINTER’S DAY Colourless and still; no breeze brings fragrant passengers our nostrils to seduce. No air-borne warming pad our heads and hearts to warm. No pastel blue to enhance our two orbs view – January And yet… without chill wind’s … read more

sunset

SUNSET Did you see who lit the match which set the sky on fire? Surely one who was intent on poets to inspire. Or has Turner’s mistress painted a scene to inspire wonder – a scene to tug at heart … read more

JANUARY!

JANUARY! Yet, without chill wind’s searching fingers poking to the marrow, bleak, grey and rain-streaked days doing their best to harrow… how then could Spring’s delight be felt in all its bright enchantment – preparing, gently nudging us towards Summer’s … read more

A few words on punctuation.

A few words on punctuation. ‘Let’s eat Grandma!’ would not be appreciated by your grandmother, would it? (Although it could be said by a cannibal…) ‘Let’s eat, Grandma!’ is much better for her blood pressure. And look how the use … read more

Iain Aire

Iain Aire Iain Aire, born 1952 in London, lived in Scotland, New Zealand and currently resides in Spain. A career in forestry and environmental policy, and cultural myths from around the world shaped Iain’s writing. His soon to be published … read more