For those of you who do keep an eye on my blog, did you enjoy my last fortnightly post? The keen-eyed ones of you may have may noticed that post never made it onto the blog. Or rather, it was never written.

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A bit of flash fiction for you! This was originally a 200 word piece but I really liked the voice of this character so wanted to flesh out her descriptions a little. I can see this turning into a longer piece as well, maybe something including a prequel to show us how she found herself where she is in this story.

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For the past year, my boyfriend and I have been doing long distance. I can imagine a lot of American and international couples scoff when I say the travelling can be 5-7 hours, but for two Brits, that’s a fair chunk of distance.

Though he has now got a new job in the superior end of the country and will be moving up North, I think I’m going to miss my monthly adventures travelling down, navigating the London underground, and appreciating the different accents.

Something these journeys have shown me is that trains are a great chance to see a snapshot of someone’s day mostly, because, nobody dresses for a train.

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When I have the chance to scroll through Twitter, there is a recurring question I see being asked:

What do you listen to when writing?

It is one I have sent out a few tweets about, and one with responses that I always enjoying reading. It is interesting to see how people differentiate between ‘good and helpful noise,’ compared to ‘bad and distracting noise.’ My experience with these two selections has evolved over the years, so I thought I’d create a post with a few recommendations.

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My first bit of creative writing to share with you, it’s a short story quite close to my heart. It has undergone a few changes since it was first declared ‘finished,’ and has even been transformed into a play which I put on myself. And I’m not done with it yet. There are bigger and further things I want to do with this story, but I thought it was only right for the starting piece to make it onto my blog.

Let me know what you think!

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When a TV presenter is about to say “Good morning, everyone” or a popstar is about to head onstage, I assume they have that persistent bug of fear. The one that senses someone is about to go live in front of geared-up spectators, ready to consume them. This bug may shrink a little each time they get out there, but it is there nonetheless. I feel like writers get this bug too.

Whether it be selling an article, publishing a short story, or… I’m just spit balling here… posting your first blog entry; it’s another way of going live in front of an unknown audience. Scary shit! I’m also under the impression that TV presenters and popstars get their make-up checked and outfits adjusted to ensure they look as fabulous as possible – this, I am unfamiliar with.

My very own bug has been going strong for a while now. But in gathering and planning out ideas, there’s only so long you can go before wanting to fix your Matrix.

And we’re going live in 3, 2, 1 –

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