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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. […]

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 […]

Hiatus Overcome

Recovering from surgery but trying to return to writing

The Old Wishing Well

The Old Wishing Well

‘It’s essential to the value of the property,’ said the real estate lady. ‘The current owners insist it has special powers.’