Misplaced 100WCGU #week169

Posted on 8th October 2015 in 100WCGU/ writing workshop

WoodsThe sense of relief was palpable, Gina felt an almost euphoric uplift and had to suppress a giggle as she sat down behind the tree.

She thought about texting Michael but decided against it; worrying him unnecessarily seemed pointless, especially now she was convinced she’d imagined it – too many scary movies had obviously left their mark on her mind.

Instead she took a quick selfie, ‘scaring myself witless in the woods’ was the caption that sprang to mind. Suddenly her phone rang disturbing the silence… then, in the middle of the noise she heard a twig snapping behind her and knew her feeling of relief had been misplaced.


This is my entry into the 100 word challenge for grown ups using this weeks prompt …then, in the middle of the noise… to see more entries or to have a go for yourself, please click here.

A Macabre Bake Sale #100wcgu #week168

Posted on 29th September 2015 in 100WCGU/ comedy/ fire/ writing workshop

100wcgu week168The bake sale had gone well and had shifted the bulk of it in a variety of tasty pies, soups and a red hot chilli. It had been a little hard to just give it away so eventually he had to accept payments; just enough to allay suspicion. There would be a certain irony to be enjoyed from donating the proceeds to charity.

The final parts had resisted quick lime, bleach and a rigorous slicing from the electric kitchen knife but were now finally burning gloriously in the Inglenook fireplace. No one will ever know, he thought with a smug smile.


This was my entry into week 168 of the #100WCGU – to see other (lets face it, more pleasant,) entries or to enter for yourself please click here.

Support Your Local Charity Shops

Posted on 15th September 2015 in #charitytuesday/ charity/ Charity Greetings

The Street StoreCharity Shop Chic seems to the new big thing and your high street almost certainly contains a hidden gem of a charity store. I live in quite a small town, ‘market village’ I believe it likes to call itself, yet it boasts at least 5 charity shops.

I’ve yet to become a skilled charity shopper but it’s something that I would like to improve upon as I often read with jealousy about other more prudent shoppers who seem to effortlessly find beautiful and inexpensive clothing, jewellery and antiques all the time.

A project I’d like to see spread to the UK is pop-up charity shop The Street Store, click here for more details of this excellent scheme.

One thing I do regularly buy from charity shops is greetings cards, my nearest shop does a beautiful and quirky range of cards that I’ve not seen anywhere else and they are only 79p per card! Great quality too, I make a point of stocking up whenever I’m passing. It’s a step in the right direction I guess!

What do you like to buy from charity shops – share your best find with me?


Holiday Horror #100wcgu week 166

Posted on 9th September 2015 in #writingworkshop/ 100WCGU/ holiday/ writing workshop

DSCN0177“Are we all agreed?” Sally stood with more determination than she felt as she challenged the group of strangers after they’d finished piling on loose leaves, sand and debris.

A few nodded but most just stared blankly as they sat facing each other, some avoiding eye contact, some sobbing and some staring into the middle distance clearly showing symptoms of shock. The bonhomie and raucous behaviour of the last few days evaporated as they all came to the dawning realisation that their lives were irrevocably altered and intertwined.

Everyone knows holidays make memories but none of them had expected this.

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This was my entry into the 100 word challenge for grown ups. To read other entries or to find the rules and see how to join in, please click here.

Senses #100wcgu week164

Posted on 24th August 2015 in #writingworkshop/ 100WCGU/ Crime Fiction

Every single whisper of wind, every footstep, every breath sounded deafening to her ears; something wasn’t right and every fibre of her being knew it. Straining to see, Eva peered into the small area lit up by her torch beam, and finally saw what they’d been looking for.

A whimper from under the pile of sacking confirmed the discovery and Eva ran over to hug the small blonde girl huddled underneath. With a smile she glanced at her partner but Noah looked worried. Before she could ask him what was wrong the girl whimpered again, “Where’s my brother?” she whispered.


Thank you for reading, I’d love it if you left a comment. This was my entry into the #100wcgu, week 164, to read more or to enter yourself please click here.

But What Will I Write? #100WCGU #Week160

Posted on 5th August 2015 in #writingworkshop/ 100WCGU/ writing workshop

Earlier in bed, a thousand beautifully arranged words had flowed freely from his mind. Perfect words, that made people cry and then quote afterwards to their friends.

In the shower after work, yet more marvellous words seemed to have added themselves, effortlessly.

Yet now, sat in front of the computer, there was nothing. The well was dry. The creative corners of his mind empty except for metaphoric tumble weed.

“Harry have you done your speech yet?” The shrill voice of his fiance cut through him like a blade.

“But what will I write…?” He replied, picturing her frown of response.

This is my entry into this week’s 100 word challenge for grown ups. To enter yourself or view the other entires, please take a look here.

Of The 13 #week158 #100wcgu

Posted on 8th July 2015 in 100WCGU

Of the 13, he was the last to survive. Standing quietly behind a tree he watched a young pregnant woman spit on the grave before walking defiantly away. Interesting he thought, clearly this man had made his mark upon many.

Once the group of mourners dispersed he knelt on the fresh earth feeling hot tears fall upon his cheeks. The sun blazed above him and birds chirped joyfully in the trees; it was a day to rejoice life yet a pact was a pact so before courage could slip away he bit hard into the capsule and awaited his inevitable fate.

The 13



The prompt for this weeks #100wcgu was …the 13… and/or the photograph above. In which direction would you have taken it? 



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