Colin Lyne – Wharf Cabin

So, this is how it all ends. In my very own haunted house on the coast.  The wealthy have always loved understatement. “Wharf Cabin” is in fact a rambling nineteenth century affair. Like most of the houses here, it’s made of wood, so in that respect I suppose you could say that the millionaires ofContinue reading “Colin Lyne – Wharf Cabin”

Britta Benson – The innocence of the cabin on the beach

I do no harm. I simply want to be. I mind my own business and always look out to the sea. My gaze is fixed towards the waves, rolling in and out, close and closer. I can lose myself in their rhythm. Sometimes, at spring tides, the water’s greedy fingers reach out all the wayContinue reading “Britta Benson – The innocence of the cabin on the beach”

Ian Hicken – Lot 236

The venue was the conference room at the Palace Hotel. Regimented rows of chairs formed blocks of seating on either side of the room. A wide aisle led to a rostrum emblazoned in stylish, royal blue lettering; ‘Arnold and Pryce Auctioneers’. The room was filling up fast. Some chose to stand to the sides, clutchingContinue reading “Ian Hicken – Lot 236”

May Challenge Submissions

Please find below the submissions in response to the May writing challenges: 1. Live the life you love and love the life you live 2. Back to nature Stories will be published as received throughout the month. Please provide feedback and/or comments to the author in the leave a reply form at the foot ofContinue reading “May Challenge Submissions”

A guide for giving and receiving feedback

Giving feedback When we read a short story or article, in most cases, we have an expectation. We want to be informed, maybe escape into another world, made to think and feel and, be entertained. We want to be left with a feeling of satisfaction and curiosity, wanting more. We all enjoy different styles ofContinue reading “A guide for giving and receiving feedback”

April Freestyle Submissions

Submissions from the April Freestyle 2021 challenge: I hope you enjoy them. If possible it would be useful if you could read the submissions, provide constructive feedback to the author and make any general comments over on our Facebook page or if you comment below, please tag the author and title. Jeni Martinez – Beginner’s MindContinue reading “April Freestyle Submissions”

April Freestyle Challenge

The challenge this month will be freestyle. In other words, write 500-1000 words in any style and without the restriction of a writing prompt from Untold Stories. Those who participated in the recent Friday flash fiction challenge to write an opening line to a story, might want to consider using their contribution as their veryContinue reading “April Freestyle Challenge”

An error of judgement

Submissions from the March 2021 challenge An error of judgement. I hope you enjoy them. If possible it would be useful if you could read the submissions, provide constructive feedback to the author and make any general comments over on our Facebook page or comment below, please tag the author and title. Hester Lott – TrustContinue reading “An error of judgement”

March Challenge

Welcome to the March writing challenges. The response has been great and I have taken this into account and will continue to issue three challenges to reflect the diverse membership of the participants. You can accept one, two or all three of the challenges depending on your time and motivation. This is not a competition.Continue reading “March Challenge”

A memory from early childhood – February

Part 1. of submissions for the February writing challenge: A memory from early childhood I am posting the submissions in group`s of up to 10 (in no particular order) to aid reading and review. I hope you enjoy them. If possible it would be useful if you could read some of the submissions, provide constructiveContinue reading “A memory from early childhood – February”

From the heart – February

Part 1. of submissions for the February writing challenge: From the heart, someone or something you are passionate about. I am posting the submissions in group`s of up to 15 (in no particular order) to aid reading and review. I hope you enjoy them. If possible it would be useful if you could read someContinue reading “From the heart – February”