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November Reading – 100 Word Reviews


Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater (Scholastic Children’s Books, 2009) ~ 5/5* (A perfect research read for my NaNo project too!!) Opening line: I was used to being the hunter. ~ I launched into Ballad without reading it’s predecessor Lament; I loved the Shiver series though so had high hopes. I wasn’t disappointed as I found myself…… Continue reading November Reading – 100 Word Reviews

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October Reading – 100 Word Book Reviews


It Sucked And Then I Cried: How I Had A Baby, A Breakdown, And A Much Needed Margarita by Heather B. Armstrong (creator of dooce.com) (Gallery Books, 2010) ~ 4/5* Opening line: My husband has great hair, but even more impressive than that, he has impeccable taste in socks. ~ As a fellow sufferer of…… Continue reading October Reading – 100 Word Book Reviews

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Broadway In Miniature – A Flash Fiction #100WCGU


“Just picture it. Bright lights, dancing girls, glitter, music. It will be magnificent.” Esther wasn’t convinced. “It’s a school production. It will look cheap and silly.” “Don’t be ridiculous,” Marco scolded. “It’s a professional production enhanced by the inclusion of budding young actors. It could still be like Broadway. Just in miniature.” They appraised the…… Continue reading Broadway In Miniature – A Flash Fiction #100WCGU

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Remembering – A Flash Fiction #100WCGU


I woke with another headache. Blindly, I reached out to my bedside cabinet for the aspirin and bottled water and gulped some down. “I wish you’d stop drilling when I’m trying to sleep. Can’t it wait ’til later?” I called through to Jasper. He was probably putting up the painting in the other bedroom -…… Continue reading Remembering – A Flash Fiction #100WCGU

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Mother vs Chav – A Poem (100WCGU) (National Poetry Day)


Mother vs Chav   The baby’s crying – third time tonight. Inconsolable wailing – nothing I do is right.   It was that idiot that did it – I’d swear and call him names but none are rude enough to fit. – Yes, that pillock is to blame.   Roaring past the flat at sixty…… Continue reading Mother vs Chav – A Poem (100WCGU) (National Poetry Day)