The Ideal Easter / Birthday / Just Because present

A Unique Story Just For You!

           *** CURRENTLY ONLY £20 ***

For just £20* (normally £40), Morgen will write a story using your components – see the form below – up to 2,000 words. It will be emailed to you (or someone you nominate – you will also receive a copy) as a pdf file, with its very own suitable picture cover, within two weeks of receipt. Ideal for a birthday (or whenever!) present for yourself or someone you know who would enjoy having something written exclusively for them. *The £20 fee includes two revisions of the story if required.

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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She looks forward to writing your stories!

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Looking for beta readers and reviewers!

Yes, if you love reading and would be willing to give feedback (from answering a handful of questions to pulling the story or novel apart) on my writing, please take a look at the …Beta Readers page. And / or if you’d like to review any of my books on your website, let me know from the choice on my Amazon page. Thank you!

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Sunday short short story: Dad’s Army by Morgen Bailey

Posted every Sunday, the following piece of flash fiction is from Morgen’s shorter short story collection, FLASHES,  available in e-book from Morgen’s online store where you not only get the best price but can either instantly download the collection or purchase the paperback dedicated to you or as a present! We hope you enjoy this story…

Dad’s Army

Glenys always thought it a bind to visit her father. Every other Sunday. One o’clock. Military precision.

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Major Arthur Thompson didn’t do late and today he was sorely disappointed with his daughter.

Tapping his cane on the floor with the ticking clock, he started to hum the theme tune to Dad’s Army, then chuckled as he replayed the TV introduction in his mind. It kept him busy while he was waiting.

He stood up when he heard a car pull up outside. Using his cane to support himself, he growled as his knees clicked, and a pain shot up his right thigh.

Walking as sternly as he could towards the front door, he stopped when he saw two tall, dark figures behind the frosted glass. He moved forward again as the bell rang and putting on the chain, opened the door a fraction.

“Mr Thompson?” one of the men asked.

“Major, but yes,” Arthur replied, knowing in an instant why they were there.

“May we come in?” the other man asked.

“Do you have ID?”

“Of course sir,” the first man replied and removed a black wallet from his inside pocket. He opened it and showed it to Arthur. “Sergeant Frank Knowles… and this is PC Terry Dooley.”

Arthur released the chain and opened the door, beckoning for the men to step inside.

As the Sergeant went to speak, Arthur remembered the moment his daughter was born; two weeks late and he knew, he’d never have to complain about her being late again.

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Fiction Fodder Fridays – Fri 22 May

Hello. Here are your prompts for this week.  As well as these sheets every Friday, the lovely author assistant/editor/lady Friday(!) Caroline Vincent (who pretties these sheets before they go live) will be posting Word Count Wednesdays 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 posts will still 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. What’s the difference between fit and healthy?
  2. picture of female legs wearing white trainers: pumps £12
  3. She’d / he’d not expected it to feel so…
  4. Marius Harciu, 34, of Cresline Court stole a jacket to the value of £99.99 belonging to TK Maxx, jailed for four weeks, consecutive overall sentence 12 weeks, costs £85.
  5. these top tips
  6. entertainment
  7. Primark
  8. tote bag: it is ok for me to have everything I want
  9. commuters vent anger over 2.2% rail-fare increase
  10. Energy: first blades turn at biggest wind farm
  11. Piano: because musicians are the children of Venus, this is a spell to perform whenever you receive or take delivery of, any musical instrument, but especially a piano.
  12. Exceedingly good cakes, exceedingly angry public criticism

Word Count Wednesday

Yes, it’s that time of the week again. How have you been getting on?

Unfortunately another zero for me as I’ve been crazy busy with Amazon Ads but it’s wonderful already seeing sales and Kindle Unlimited page reads coming in for my Rachel Cavanagh ‘Henry Houdini’ books.

Caroline and I have been going through the first  of ‘The Serial…’ series: ‘The Serial Dater’ (who some of you will know as ‘The Serial Dater’s Shopping List’) and ‘The Serial Dieter’ where Izzy’s sidekick Donna takes the helm, before they’re (re)published as Rachel Cavanagh. I hope you bring you more news (maybe even the live books!) next week. The covers are amazing… so watch this space (or my blog at least). 🙂

Also, I’ve come up with the idea for a series of new long shorts (potential Kindle Shorts) under a third pen name. Exciting times.

So, how have you been doing? 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.

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Sunday short short story: Others Would Knock by Morgen Bailey

Posted every Sunday, the following piece of flash fiction is from Morgen’s shorter short story collection, FLASHES,  available in e-book from Morgen’s online store where you not only get the best price but can either instantly download the collection or purchase the paperback dedicated to you or as a present! We hope you enjoy this story…

Others Would Knock

Barry shook the newspaper, folding the right half behind the left. Looking out into the office, he tutted at the almost-empty scene ahead of him. Fair enough. It was lunchtime but he’d expected loyalty – eat a sandwich at their desks and work through.

Some of the red ink from a large advert for half-priced staple guns had bled through on to his blotting-paper desk mat. Pulling at one corner of the sheet, he yanked it out of the black leather, screwed it into a stiff cream ball and launched it at the stainless steel bin, laughing at the metal echo reverberating around his large air-conditioned room.

Swivelling his black leather executive chair towards the window, Barry growled as he watched all the people scurrying through the snow, some he knew, but others meaning even less to him. Outside the building’s main gate he spotted an old-fashioned hot chestnut cart patroned by many of his staff. He wanted to lift up his window, shout at them to get back to work but his office door opening distracted him.

Barry swung round expecting to see Joyce, his secretary, others would knock, but saw another familiar face, carrying a dish of chestnuts. Except it couldn’t have been who he’d thought, as he’d been dead for two centuries.

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Fiction Fodder Fridays – Fri 15th May

Hello. Here are your prompts for this week.  As well as these sheets every Friday, the lovely author assistant/editor/lady Friday(!) Caroline Vincent (who pretties these sheets before they go live) will be posting Word Count Wednesdays 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 posts will still 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. Driven to paint
  2. Story prompt: So, she’d / he’d planned it all along…
  3. Costinel-mihaita Orbu, 26, address unknown stole letters belonging to multiple people; conditional discharge for 12 months and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £15 and costs of £85
  4. a sitting paperclip in front of a microphone
  5. Go Postal, London WC1
  6. picture of people surrounding a tank with a soldier inside. Moscow: demonstrators urge a soldier not to support the August coup
  7. Clothes peg: This must be the old-fashioned wooden variety.
  8. Out of the blue
  9. 12

Word Count Wednesday

Yes, it’s that time of the week again. How have you been getting on?

I have another zero this past week (last Wednesday to last night) but have a new ebook out: Henry Goes to the Beach! Plus a relaunch (both with fab new covers) of my dog-detective novel Oh, Henry. They were great fun to write so I hope you enjoy them. More details in yesterday’s post.

I have told Anita Waller (whose fabulous Kat and Mouse series, amongst others, I edit) that I aim for a new Henry short (HGTTB is 13k) each week so I’ll hopefully have some ‘healthy’ numbers to tell you about in future WCW posts. 🙂

The real news, as if that’s not enough, is that they’re under a new pen name of Rachel Cavanagh. How exciting is that? I think so. 🙂 This link goes to my RC Facebook page so I’d be really grateful if you went over and gave it a click. Thank you so much!

Back to you… 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.

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