The Last Siren

This is my entry in June 2020's Furious Fiction competition, the challenge being: Your story’s first and last words must begin with J, your story must include a game being played and your story must include the phrase MISS/MISSED THE BOAT. Word limit: 500 (Note: My more avid readers will recognise this story as re-purposed … Continue reading The Last Siren

Bats in the belfry

The first to go down was Facebook. Not that most people cared. ‘Suck it up, Suckerberg’ was the standard sneer. When Twitter went, the chattering classes, journos, politicians and OCD commenters on anything and everything went mental but the average punter couldn’t really give a toss. One by one, the social media trees were felled … Continue reading Bats in the belfry


Friday Fictioneers is hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields who provides us with a photo prompt each week, with a challenge to write a 100-word story inspired by the photo. (Apologies to the late Spike Miligan for stealing his witch-doctor joke but he was a big fan of recycling.) © Roger Bultot   ‘Do you think that’s … Continue reading Who?

Jack and Jill and Brian

This piece was written for this month’s Blog Battle challenge of producing a piece from the prompt ‘harp’.   “We’re having a baby. It’s time you moved in.” Jack luxuriated in the warmth of Jill’s body and the completeness of her declaration. Jack was a positivist on a mission to complete a generative set. Jill … Continue reading Jack and Jill and Brian