Troublesome Child

This one was for the NQW Podcast competition too, as if I remember right you could throw in as many entries as you wished. About two hours from the deadline I banged this one out too. At least I think it was anyway. I can’t honestly remember, but I know it had the usual list […]


Her Biggest Secret

The Not Quite Write podcast puts on a pretty cool competition every few months. Good folks, and the best part is that they fire up an old-school forum for people to chat and get to know each other, then eventually post their pieces and have others critique them. I even made a new friend on […]

Sweet, but I am Dead

This was another Furious Fiction, February I think? Yep, found it, here’s the prompts: Each story’s first sentence had to include something being POPPED. Each story had to include a character referencing a FILM title. Each story had to include the words LEAP, BOTTLE and SHADOW. (Longer variations were okay if original spelling was retained.) […]


On Writing in Australia

Types of Communities There are all kinds of communities for writers in Australia, I’d reckon, but mostly what I’ve found is either Facebook Groups or actual organisations. My experiences with both are hit-and-miss. Groups Hits happen when I’m on a FB group that does more than just post memes about how writing makes you crazy […]


First Day

Another Furious Fiction entry. This one was for January and had to do with First Day on the Job. Each story had to take place on a character’s FIRST DAY OF A NEW JOB. Each story had to include something being stolen. Each story had to include the words TRIP, TRIANGLE and TSUNAMI. All in […]