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The Hidden Element

In the following brief story the ‘hidden element’ is the Back Story. The challenge is to introduce this element unobtrusively. The picture here? Look carefully. Within it is a camouflaged NZ native frog. That illustrates what can be hidden in a plot. Of course more than Back Story is introduced unobtrusively by a crafty writer. […]

A Novelette; a deep sea romance A TALE OF MER

. Easy read for a rainy hour. Just published as an e-book on AMAZON. It was inspired by a person who was adamant that mermaids existed. I asked myself in that case why has no one ever seen one. I answered my question in this little work. Well, enough to satisfy my question anyway. I […]

Sofa; not So Good

‘It’s where it has to be,’ she told me decisively. ‘But that’s what I came over for. Don’t you want me to make your lounge more practical for you – now you’re on your own.’ ‘No,’ she said. ‘Not that piece. He was going to move it you see.’ Her lip trembled. Her son had […]

It takes a Bold Man

‘Well if I were you I’d shoot it.’ He slurped noisily at his soup and glared over the bowl as if he were taking aim at her. ‘You are not me.’