Thursday, 12 October 2017

Two New Stories: "Avarice" and "Cubicle"

"Avarice" is the story I wrote using the words for the October word challenge: stockbroker; acute; stray; emotional; billy club. "Cubicle" is the ten-minute on-the-spot story I wrote, using the prompt of a postcard showing small boats on the sea near the coast. Click on "short stories" and "micro stories" in the header
What would you have written? The words for November are nurse; trite; habitual; sling shot; conniving; disingenuous; signature.
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Tuesday, 12 September 2017

New, free short stories

Click on the headers "short stories" and "micro stories"on my blog for new, fun reading. If you've signed up to receive the email alert, then here's the link to my blog:
I've written these stories as part of my participation in the Uxbridge Writers' Circle. Check us out at - better still, come and join us!

Monday, 28 August 2017

Word Challenges: You can participate!

As a member of the Uxbridge Writers' Circle, I participate in the monthly word challenges. I post my stories, which incorporate the selected words, on this blog after the other members have heard them.
Check out:
But you don't have to be a member to participate! You can send your suggestions for words for the October challenge by including them in your comment on this post. I will take them to the September 5 meeting for members to consider. You'll find out if your words were accepted by checking out some time after the meeting (sign up to be notified of new posts by email), and by checking my blog because I usually post each story I write using the selected words.
I look forward to taking your suggestions to the next meeting!

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Fun stories for summer reading!

Check out "short stories" and "micro stories" on my blog for lots of fun stories to read while you're relaxing on the dock.
The most recent ones I'm adding today are called "Melanie" and "Illegitimate", and a ten-minute on-the-spot writing challenge called "Teddy Bear".
I hope you enjoy these stories.
(If you're receiving this as an email alert, here's the link to my blog: Vicky's blog)

Friday, 16 June 2017

My story "Stardust" has magically appeared!

I hope you'll enjoy reading this story.
I entered it into a competition - I didn't win - but it was fun writing it.
Stardust story

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Check out the new Uxbridge Writers' Circle blog!

I am a member of the Uxbridge Writers' Circle which is dedicated to encouraging and promoting the art and skill of writing in a supportive environment. 
We have recently launched a blog which has writing tips, free stories and more. 
Check it out at

Monday, 22 May 2017

Looking for something to read on your commute?

You'll find short stories and micro stories on my blog - free for your enjoyment at
I've just posted two new short stories "Molly" and "Cowboy". There are several others to check out - click on "short stories". 
If your commute is short, then there are some shorter stories - click on "micro stories".

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

More free short stories!

Check out two new short stories (word challenges), "Obsession" and "The Scarf". Click on "Short Stories" in my blog
And there are two new micro stories, "Different" and "Blood". Click on "Micro Stories" in my blog.

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

"What Happened to Frank?" is now available free on Wattpad

Check it out at What Happened to Frank - on wattpad
I have posted three chapters so far. If you become a follower, you'll be notified when each new chapter is added.
Please vote and leave comments!
Don't forget to click on "short stories" and "micro stories" in the header of my blog, and have fun reading!

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Sequel to "What Happened to Frank?"

Are you waiting for the sequel to "What Happened to Frank?"? I'm working on it!
I have almost finished the first (rough) draft and am looking forward to the (long) editing process.
As I write, I continue to be encouraged by my "fans". It means so much to have your support - THANK YOU!
Here's one of the reviews of WHTF (on which has helped motivate me to keep writing:
Thoroughly enjoyed it. The plot and multiple subplots certainly keep you guessing along with the characters - hard to put it down even when my eyes were telling me to sleep.
Concurrently, I've been active as a member of Uxbridge Writers' Circle - click on SHORT STORIES and MICRO STORIES in the heading above - hope you enjoy them!