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Simply complete the form on https://morgenbailey.com/your-unique-story then head over to the shop (click button below) and you will receive the story within two weeks. Example flash fiction on that page… and you will receive a link to ten another stories when you make your purchase! (Link below) NB. The story will be yours / your recipient’s to do with as you wish other than to sell it, especially as your / their own creation. Full copyright will stay with Morgen.
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Fiction Fodder Fridays – Fri 26 Feb

Hello. Here are your prompts for this week.  As well as these sheets every Friday, the lovely author assistant/editor/lady Friday(!) Caroline Vincent will be posting my Word Count Wednesdays posts so you can let us know how your writing’s been going over the previous week. I aim for 300 words a day which is an astounding 109,500 words a year and so, starting today, you could have that (or more) by this time next year!

These random sheet posts include the text versions together with explanations of any individual pictures so that anyone unable to see the picture and prompts will be able to read the text, or have to text read to them. It also means you can copy and paste the text should you wish to use it for your own writing.

Make of them what you will and let me know how you get on in the comments section below (or on FacebookTwitter). NB. just give us a summary unless you want to share the whole piece but if you post the actual writing, it’s deemed as published and you’ll be limiting where you can send it. So here goes…

  1. How a London bus caused utter panic
  2. Scientists learn to take a walk on the wild side
  3. Space-age Scotch
  4. Sexting teenager
  5. Auschwitz: UK teenagers face trial for theft
  6. A car no thief would touch
  7. League tables for police
  8. Measure for measure, employee monitoring is the work of the devil
  9. Kenya: Judges to reopen case amid claims of obstruction
  10. Rhodes offers a history lesson
  11. Heritage: The mysterious sport of clog fighting kicks back
  12. Hello, is this planet Earth?
  13. An image of a heart on a necklace
  14. Geek Mythology
  15. Police: Chief Constable forced to quit over misconduct
  16. Secret of Loch Ness
  17. Mysterious footprints and blood in the snow… It’s time to settle down to a nice cosy murder

Word Count Wednesday 24 Feb

Good morning. Yes, it’s that time of the week again.

Another editing week so zero but that’s okay. I have a busy couple of months ahead, work wise, but that’s okay too. I’ve been invited to contribute a couple of Christmas stories to a charity anthology (deadline August but it’ll be here before we know it) so that’ll be a good excuse to write something new.

How have you been getting on? Do leave a comment below to share your progress, successes and otherwise, and of course anything else that’s happened to you, writing wise, over the past seven days.

For more information About Me as an Author, Mentor, Speaker and my Fiction, Non-fiction, and you can sign up to my Newsletter.

Fiction Fodder Fridays – Fri 19 Feb

Hello. Here are your prompts for this week.  As well as these sheets every Friday, the lovely author assistant/editor/lady Friday(!) Caroline Vincent will be posting my Word Count Wednesdays posts so you can let us know how your writing’s been going over the previous week. I aim for 300 words a day which is an astounding 109,500 words a year and so, starting today, you could have that (or more) by this time next year!

These random sheet posts include the text versions together with explanations of any individual pictures so that anyone unable to see the picture and prompts will be able to read the text, or have to text read to them. It also means you can copy and paste the text should you wish to use it for your own writing.

Make of them what you will and let me know how you get on in the comments section below (or on FacebookTwitter). NB. just give us a summary unless you want to share the whole piece but if you post the actual writing, it’s deemed as published and you’ll be limiting where you can send it. So here goes…

  1. This Underground movement is far more sinister than it looks
  2. The tale of two Islingtons
  3. Foxdog
  4. No Re-Run, Brother
  5. Gilding the lily
  6. Spotlight
  7. Tuck into a harvest of delectable autumn festivals
  8. ‘Despite extensive research and excavation, Lorca’s body has never been found’
  9. ‘The one who was once there is no longer there. Do you understand?’
  10. “The fact that Gil’s from America and I’m from Liverpool is immaterial; he came here and touched my soul”
  11. Celebrating a decade of grime clashes
  12. We’re Brits abroad (but keep it under your had)
  13. We are waiting for the next shark attack
  14. An inconvenient truth: India’s trouble with toilets

Word Count Wednesday 17 Feb

Good morning. Yes, it’s Wednesday again.

Another week of editing so a zero for me but that’s okay. I have ideas for new projects so they’ll wait for me (only because I’ve written them down!).

How have you been getting on? Do leave a comment below to share your progress, successes and otherwise, and of course anything else that’s happened to you, writing wise, over the past seven days.

For more information About Me as an Author, Mentor, Speaker and my Fiction, Non-fiction, and you can sign up to my Newsletter.

Fiction Fodder Fridays – Fri 12 Feb

Hello. Here are your prompts for this week.  As well as these sheets every Friday, the lovely author assistant/editor/lady Friday(!) Caroline Vincent will be posting my Word Count Wednesdays posts so you can let us know how your writing’s been going over the previous week. I aim for 300 words a day which is an astounding 109,500 words a year and so, starting today, you could have that (or more) by this time next year!

These random sheet posts include the text versions together with explanations of any individual pictures so that anyone unable to see the picture and prompts will be able to read the text, or have to text read to them. It also means you can copy and paste the text should you wish to use it for your own writing.

Make of them what you will and let me know how you get on in the comments section below (or on FacebookTwitter). NB. just give us a summary unless you want to share the whole piece but if you post the actual writing, it’s deemed as published and you’ll be limiting where you can send it. So here goes…

  1. Arctic role: why audiences love a chilling tale
  2. Britain and the US: A not so special relationship
  3. Flood warning for the future
  4. I don’t consider it a comedy… I think it’s got more of a David Lynch feel about it
  5. Irish ancestry may have roots in Asia
  6. Officials create a ‘Hitchhiker’s Guide’ to the galaxy
  7. It’s a laugh going gluten-free
  8. Is this the year we find a cure for dementia?
  9. Kalashnikov-toting teens on mopeds are the latest Mafia tool in Naples
  10. WOW
  11. Bionic engineers
  12. Escape from the pigeon hole
  13. Nuclear tests led to a ‘new human epoch’

Word Count Wednesday 10 Feb

Good morning. Yes, it’s that time of the week again.

Another busy week so zero word count but that’s okay. I’m more focused than I have been for a while and know I’ll get back into writing once I’ve gone through what I’ve written previously, especially my serial killer novel. I am one for writing, doing nothing with it and moving on, so time I went back through the archives. 🙂

How have you been getting on? Do leave a comment below to share your progress, successes and otherwise, and of course anything else that’s happened to you, writing wise, over the past seven days.

For more information About Me as an Author, Mentor, Speaker and my Fiction, Non-fiction, and you can sign up to my Newsletter.

Fiction Fodder Fridays – Fri 5 Feb

Hello. Here are your prompts for this week.  As well as these sheets every Friday, the lovely author assistant/editor/lady Friday(!) Caroline Vincent will be posting my Word Count Wednesdays posts so you can let us know how your writing’s been going over the previous week. I aim for 300 words a day which is an astounding 109,500 words a year and so, starting today, you could have that (or more) by this time next year!

These random sheet posts include the text versions together with explanations of any individual pictures so that anyone unable to see the picture and prompts will be able to read the text, or have to text read to them. It also means you can copy and paste the text should you wish to use it for your own writing.

Make of them what you will and let me know how you get on in the comments section below (or on FacebookTwitter). NB. just give us a summary unless you want to share the whole piece but if you post the actual writing, it’s deemed as published and you’ll be limiting where you can send it. So here goes…

  1. Japan – ‘They were so injured, I couldn’t tell if they were dead or alive’
  2. ‘Our waitress pays more tax than Facebook does’
  3. Beat cybercrime at home
  4. Meet an English rose
  5. Salt Lake City
  6. Information is beautiful
  7. ‘It’s hard to be positive sometimes but I’m lucky that I have my mum’
  8. A blurry and bleary-eyed addict’s tale
  9. They once had news for you
  10. Cornwall’s pride wrapped up in pastry

Word Count Wednesday 3 Feb

Good morning. Yes, it’s that time of the week again.

I’ve been editing a serial killer novel I wrote ages ago which will take me a while so probably a zero word count for at least a couple of these WCWs, which is fine. My muse has been a little distant these past few months so I’m hoping this’ll entice her (or him!) back. 🙂

How have you been getting on? Do leave a comment below to share your progress, successes and otherwise, and of course anything else that’s happened to you, writing wise, over the past seven days.

For more information About Me as an Author, Mentor, Speaker and my Fiction, Non-fiction, and you can sign up to my Newsletter.

BeaconLit Fourth Year 500-word comp Round 5 – Dec 2020 winners announced (and February’s open!)

And the BeaconLit three for December are…

BeaconLit

On the day that January rolls over to February (Theme: Better To Have Loved And Lost), we are delighted to announce the top three stories from December’s entries are (in alphabetical order):

  • Big Black Boots with High Cotton Tops
  • Black and Red Promises
  • Party Boy

The theme for December was ‘The Fake Santa’. The three top stories will now go through to the final judging and the top ten prize-winning authors (not necessarily the same as the top ten stories as no author can win more than one prize) will be announced at the 2021 BeaconLit literary festival on Saturday 10th July (fingers crossed!). The results will also be listed here and on the main website (link below) and the winners contacted.

There are often more than three stories that could have made the top three but those that did were either closer to the theme or stronger (provoked…

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Fiction Fodder Fridays – Fri 29 Jan

Hello. Here are your prompts for this week.  As well as these sheets every Friday, the lovely author assistant/editor/lady Friday(!) Caroline Vincent will be posting my Word Count Wednesdays posts so you can let us know how your writing’s been going over the previous week. I aim for 300 words a day which is an astounding 109,500 words a year and so, starting today, you could have that (or more) by this time next year!

These random sheet posts include the text versions together with explanations of any individual pictures so that anyone unable to see the picture and prompts will be able to read the text, or have to text read to them. It also means you can copy and paste the text should you wish to use it for your own writing.

Make of them what you will and let me know how you get on in the comments section below (or on FacebookTwitter). NB. just give us a summary unless you want to share the whole piece but if you post the actual writing, it’s deemed as published and you’ll be limiting where you can send it. So here goes…

  1. Tuesday style
  2. A profile photo of an elderly man
  3. EASILY
  4. The hunt is on
  5. Shock, horror, woman swears
  6. Rocker stages attic sit-in over mortgage row
  7. ‘Have your brightest summer yet’
  8. Extraordinary
  9. Half the world bleeds. Get over it
  10. SPECTACULAR
  11. Pretty in purple
  12. Free speech
  13. Dead convenient
  14. Fashion face-off
  15. The world’s highest tide
  16. Jack in Business
  17. Airport shops