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Short Stories

In the Flesh Part 1:

A tale from Magpie Stories, what would happen if you found a book and helped to tell its story? We all know no harm can come from a story… right?

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Short Stories Stories based on Real Events

Words from a Friend

Being at a public school means you are part of the elite. Even the elite have problems that haunt them.

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Writing How To

Tips on How to Get Writing:

Want to write something and not just think about writing something? Then this might just well be what you need. Some tips on getting down to writing from Magpie Stories.

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From the Archive Short Stories

Three Hundred and Ninety-Three Words

I rediscovered these openings in an old folder. I wrote them nearly a decade ago and forgot about them. They were all pretty much streams of consciousness.

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Writing How To

Editing, Oh God the Editing

How I go about editing my writing. I have also thrown in my top three tips!

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Writing Update

Brief Candle – Writing Update 7th February 2021

A short one this week: aquick explanation of why I have been away and what is coming up this week.

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Writing Update

When Life Gives You Lemons: Writing Update 24th January 2021

Writing update, this week, not a lot happened wiriting wise. Do you know what? That is okay.

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From the Archive Short Stories Writing Challenges

Snowflake (Short Story challenge) – A blogger and teacher attempts a GCSE creative writing question

A writing challenge, an entire short story written inside 45 minutes. In this tale explore a father and his daughter. Things are not as they seem and their time together will be eternal.

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Writing Challenges

It’s Not Supposed to be Easy – Writing Update 17th January

It’s been a real meh week, I’ll be honest the old platitudes like it’s not supposed to be easy are not helping. Have to work on improving this ASAP!

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From the Archive Short Stories Writing Challenges

Hidden Depths

Who can tell what is really going on in this mad world? It is all a matter of perspective.