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    The Dating Game

    A short piece of fiction written for Yeah Write's weekly fiction/poetry competition. The prompt is to have a character displaying the traits of the zodiac sign, Gemini, and a crow…

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    Healing

    A short story (729 words) written for YeahWrite's Weekly Challenge 436. The two mandatory prompts are using the occupation - tour guide and the first sentence - So I suppose you…

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    Adventure of a lifetime

    It’s the third day of school holidays when we decide to take a spontaneous road trip. By spontaneous, I mean I told Marcia five minutes ago we had to borrow her…

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    Neighbours

    The high-pitched giggles and shrill screams from next door invade my quiet afternoon contemplation in the backyard at precisely 3:05 p.m. The monsters must be back from school. The racket they…

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    The truth

    They call me names – emo, goth, slut. They tell me to go kill myself. They see old scars, criss-crossing up my arms, subtly hidden by bracelets. I try to ignore…

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    Guest of Honour

    The five of them sat around the table. He was at the head, smiling at the others beside him. ‘Thank you, for the invite,’ he said. ‘Thank you for accepting,’ gushed…

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    Forbidden paths

    It happened the summer I turned nine. We’d wake up early — unlike during the term — and head out to play. There were no parks, no gardens. Just the alleyways.…

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    Cold-hearted

    We sit next to each other as we always have for the last ten years. Staring at the television, watching but not really seeing. No words are needed. I tried my…