New Bride In Wyoming

This was written for Carrot Ranch’s 2020 Writing Rodeo Event # 3, which required six words from the song “Git Along Little Dogies” in a unique 99-word story in the genre of your choice. It won First Prize 🙂 Molly’s nerves were a-jinglin’ driving the buggy back to the ranch. As a new bride fresh … Continue reading New Bride In Wyoming


This piece was written for the weekly Six Sentence Story with the prompt of Clip. In my old world, nits were removed with kerosene. Mothers bored into your ears to stop the potatoes growing in there and rubbed at your face with their spit on a handkerchief. Fathers twisted your ears as they dragged you … Continue reading Kerosene

Word Prompt Story – Miniature Planet

This piece was written in response to the Blog Battle prompt word of 'miniature'. It was not the way that Geoffrey Owen Davies had envisaged his retirement working out. A career public servant, he’d not just survived but thrived with the arrival of technology and the privatisation of government services via the anodyne sounding PPP … Continue reading Word Prompt Story – Miniature Planet

Word prompt stories – The lifesaver

This piece was written for the Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge with the prompt 'In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about life savers on any body of water. It can be a formal Coast Guard, historical or contemporary. It could be an individual who unexpectedly takes on the role. Go where … Continue reading Word prompt stories – The lifesaver

Word Prompt Stories – Kurdaitcha man

This piece was written for the weekly 99 word Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge with the prompt of 'write a spooky tale told around a campfire'. I suggest you read this link beforehand. This was the first cattle drive for the Arrente boy the whitefellas called Jimmy. The whitefellas couldn’t care less for blackfella … Continue reading Word Prompt Stories – Kurdaitcha man


This piece was written for the monthly Blog Battle 1,000 word challenge with the prompt of 'exotic'. Harley had become stupendously rich (as in Gates, Zuckerberg, Bezos, Musk and the like being minor players). His wealth derived from what others threw away. He had invented technology that mined dump sites for plastic and then re-constituted … Continue reading Exotica