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 Sunday, Sunday. Surprise, surprise, it's another wet day. Why is my barometer showing high pressure? Got up early, as usual, and wrote a letter to Stanley Middleton. Met him in Summer School in the early nineties and, though in awe at first, knowing that the tutor wa...
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 Success On yet another wet, dark day, I received cheerful news. The flash fiction I thought hadn't gone, did go! And I've just received an email from Don at Bewildering Stories accepting my flash. Now, after a day finishing off some decorating, I'm go...
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 Blast it! I managed to get to my computer after the usual. Typed in the box where one should type when sending a flash to Bewildering Stories. The day got darker though night wasn't due for an hour or so but, switching on the lamp, ignoring two phone calls, I f...
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Winter Wreath by tusker Word Count: 30
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For Dave's greetings challenge. 
16 Dec 2013

Birthday Celebration by tusker Word Count: 87
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To kick start my own challenge this simple poem for an old family friend's birthday 
30 May 2012

The Scrubber by tusker Word Count: 404
11  Comments

For Oonah's 'award' challenge 
22 Nov 2011

Balance of Seasons & Trout`s Demise by tusker Word Count: 136
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For Oonah's Scales challenge. (one I wrote a while ago.) 
4 Sep 2011

Champions by tusker Word Count: 580
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For Gerry's challenge. 
20 Aug 2011

Grandmother`s Circus by tusker Word Count: 250
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For Jonathan's challenge 
15 Apr 2011

In Fear of You by tusker Word Count: 489
4  Comments

For Oonah's challenge: It's quiet. Too quiet 
17 Feb 2011

Coeden by tusker Word Count: 218
18  Comments

For Bill's 'opening' challenge 
9 Feb 2011

The Dinner Guest by tusker Word Count: 500
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For Prosp's challenge 
14 Dec 2010

Sepia Love and The Coy Artist by tusker Word Count: 143
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For Bill's challenge. The 2 came to me so I wrote them. 
9 Dec 2010

Love You Baby by tusker Word Count: 215
11  Comments

For Bill's 'Love' Challenge 
27 Oct 2010

The Van Driver`s Wife by tusker Word Count: 318
9  Comments

For Oonah's packing challenge 
23 Sep 2010

Black Angel by tusker Word Count: 225
16  Comments

For Sandra's first days at secondry school challenge. 
7 Sep 2010

Silent Goodbye by tusker Word Count: 65
8  Comments

For the Letting Go challenge 
3 Sep 2010

Morning by tusker Word Count: 12
4  Comments

For August Callenge: Haiku for Changes 
1 Sep 2010

Dabbing at Dabs by tusker Word Count: 497
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For Bill's challenge 
25 Aug 2010

Tomb of Ice by tusker Word Count: 67
14  Comments

For Findy's Fire and Ice 
19 Aug 2010

Prisoners of Love by tusker Word Count: 379
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For Chalotte's challenge; Sker House is a building of legend and historical interest. 
12 Aug 2010

Dawn Flight by tusker Word Count: 541
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For Oonah's challenge: this happened in 1992. I was an aviaphobic before but this..... 
10 Aug 2010

Haiku by tusker Word Count: 17
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Just thought I'd pop this in 
2 Aug 2010

Samaritan by tusker Word Count: 604
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For Sandra's challenge 
30 Jul 2010

Flower Duet by tusker Word Count: 497
13  Comments

For Nick's challenge 
28 Jul 2010

Don`t Say Sorry by tusker Word Count: 244
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For Oonah's tapa challenge: theme torrid. 
22 Jul 2010

Evidence of Death by tusker Word Count: 66
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For Oonah's 'science' challenge. It's a bit simplistic I know. 
16 Jul 2010

Invaders by tusker Word Count: 250
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For Frances's 'city' challenge 
13 Jul 2010

Division by tusker Word Count: 37
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For Kirsty's challenge. 
8 Jul 2010

Salvation by tusker Word Count: 350
9  Comments

 
6 Jul 2010

Augustine Henry by tusker Word Count: 384
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For the history challenge 
3 Jul 2010

The Pond by tusker Word Count: 44
10  Comments

For Bill's challenge 
30 Jun 2010

Pickled Onion by tusker Word Count: 7
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7 Jun 2010

Won`t Be Long by tusker Word Count: 434
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For Julie's 'Weekend' challenge 
3 Jun 2010

Inside Out by tusker Word Count: 65
10  Comments

For the dialgue challenge: Don't know if this suits. 
1 Jun 2010

Behind Grandma`s Curtains by tusker Word Count: 56
15  Comments

For Bill's challenge 
26 May 2010

Cast Aside by tusker Word Count: 126
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For the 'broken' challenge. Sorry it's short. 
22 Apr 2010

Fish and Pins by tusker Word Count: 41
10  Comments

For Oonah's ocean and voodoo challenge 
22 Feb 2010

Baptism by tusker Word Count: 351
15  Comments

For Flash 1's winter challenge 
26 Nov 2009

What Do You Think? by tusker Word Count: 371
8  Comments

For Charlotte's Invisible challenge 
24 Nov 2009

Groundlings by tusker Word Count: 262
18  Comments

For the animal challenge: sorry couldn't make it longer 
19 Nov 2009

A Little of What She Fancied by tusker Word Count: 150
15  Comments

For the rotten apple challenge. 
14 Nov 2009

Fern Hill Revisited by tusker Word Count: 329
12  Comments

For Prosp's: Out of the box challenge 
10 Nov 2009

Ghosts Don`t Get Wet by tusker Word Count: 563
15  Comments

For Laurence's challenge 
5 Nov 2009

Pillow Talk by tusker Word Count: 504
20  Comments

For this week's challenge 
30 Oct 2009

Trick or Treat by tusker Word Count: 684
18  Comments

For Keith's Halloween Challenge 
28 Oct 2009

Keeper of Secrets by tusker Word Count: 666
20  Comments

For Nick's challenge. Sorry couldn't come up with horror 
21 Oct 2009

The Phoenix by tusker Word Count: 672
6  Comments

For the sentimenal loss challenge 
16 Oct 2009

The Collector by tusker Word Count: 583
9  Comments

For the 'taken in' challenge 
14 Oct 2009

Sanctity and Justice by tusker Word Count: 255
21  Comments

For Jen's 'overheard' challenge 
1 Oct 2009

Dying For A Takeaway by tusker Word Count: 450
6  Comments

For the Chinese meal and raining flash 
24 Sep 2009

Uneasy Sleep by tusker Word Count: 576
12  Comments

For Props challenge 
22 Sep 2009

Playing Away by tusker Word Count: 712
14  Comments

For Findy's Challenge: football and monotonous 
16 Sep 2009

Mother Said by tusker Word Count: 363
16  Comments

For flash 1 nurse's challenge 
29 Aug 2009

Twitching by tusker Word Count: 412
8  Comments

For Jen's challenge 
18 Aug 2009

Gathering by tusker Word Count: 512
13  Comments

For Findy's challenge 
29 Jul 2009

Birthday Boy by tusker Word Count: 374
3  Comments

For the balloons, candles challenge. 
25 Jul 2009

Moon Goddess by tusker Word Count: 395
13  Comments

For Avis's challenge. 
23 Jul 2009

Sir Simon`s Well by tusker Word Count: 497
15  Comments

For Findy's challenge 
14 Jul 2009

Dog Fight by tusker Word Count: 367
12  Comments

For Caroline's challenge 
7 Jul 2009

Pond Life by tusker Word Count: 400
7  Comments

For Graeme's challenge, Pool. Llyn ddu is Welsh for dark pool. 
1 Jul 2009

Day to Remember by tusker Word Count: 629
4  Comments

For Findy's challenge: arranged marriage 
25 Jun 2009

Silent Rescue by tusker Word Count: 230
9  Comments

For Jen's challenge 
12 Jun 2009

The Housekeeper by tusker Word Count: 421
11  Comments

For flash 1 challenge 
10 Jun 2009

Post Card From The Sea-side by tusker Word Count: 159
9  Comments

Flash 1 challenge: heat 
6 Jun 2009

Enchanted Wood by tusker Word Count: 594
8  Comments

For Graema's challenge: Broceliande Wood, in France, is a real place of legend. 
4 Jun 2009

Gone Fishing by tusker Word Count: 370
17  Comments

Flas 1 challenge 
27 May 2009

The 9.00am London to Cardiff Train by tusker Word Count: 376
10  Comments

For flash 2's challenge: the train 
21 May 2009

Pulse of Life by tusker Word Count: 121
12  Comments

Flash 2 challenge: Pulse 
14 May 2009

Doctor I`m In Trouble by tusker Word Count: 193
22  Comments

For Findy's challenge: examination 
2 Apr 2009

Meeting A Dream by tusker Word Count: 385
18  Comments

Flash 1 challenge: Encounter. 
11 Mar 2009

Fossil Footprints by tusker Word Count: 209
13  Comments

Flash 1 challenge: a corner of my garden 
4 Mar 2009

Viewing Chateau Noir by tusker Word Count: 114
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For Robin's flash: Cezanne's painting 'Chateau Noir.' 
2 Mar 2009

Man Trap by tusker Word Count: 195
15  Comments

Flash 2 challenge: cellar, sorrow, mouse. 
18 Feb 2009

Brown Leather Comfort by tusker Word Count: 125
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Flash 1 challenge: Sorry I can't make it longer 
11 Feb 2009

Painting The Days by tusker Word Count: 452
12  Comments

For flash 2 challenge: sweat and tears. 
6 Feb 2009

No. 6, The Parade. by tusker Word Count: 448
14  Comments

For flash 1 challenge: lock and key 
4 Feb 2009

New Growth by tusker Word Count: 392
13  Comments

For flash 2 challenge: Pill 
27 Jan 2009

Hatchlings by tusker Word Count: 171
17  Comments

For flash 1 challenge: new writing iluding fish. 
21 Jan 2009

Is That You? by tusker Word Count: 212
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Flash 2 challenge. 
19 Jan 2009

Lord Of Nepheshia by tusker Word Count: 443
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For Flash 1 challenge 
13 Jan 2009

Come Fly With Me by tusker Word Count: 245
12  Comments

For Flash 2 challenge 
7 Jan 2009

Mother`s Advice to Baby Wolf by tusker Word Count: 104
9  Comments

For France's challenge 
31 Dec 2008

ANYTHING by tusker Word Count: 91
14  Comments

For prosps challenge taken literally. 
29 Dec 2008

After You`ve Gone by tusker Word Count: 313
10  Comments

For Avis's challenge:Quote by Robert Frost, American poet: Nature is always hinting at us. 
22 Dec 2008

Running For Love by tusker Word Count: 257
20  Comments

For Flash 1 challenge 
20 Nov 2008

Silent Bay by tusker Word Count: 293
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Flash challenge, Lost. (Have taken out the section as fellow flashers suggested.) 
13 Nov 2008

Luna`s Song by tusker Word Count: 180
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For flash 2 challenge: Changed empathy to apathy as pointed out, wrong word. 
11 Nov 2008

Unusual Companions by tusker Word Count: 3772
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This is my first time transfering a story from my Word to Short story. It's normally done the hard way.I'm a tecno phob. Forgive bad print. 
26 Oct 2008

True Colours by tusker Word Count: 231
18  Comments

Flash 1 and 2 challenge 
23 Oct 2008

Ducking Apple Time by tusker Word Count: 420
9  Comments

For Avis's flash challenge. 
7 Oct 2008

Forbidden by tusker Word Count: 377
14  Comments

For Nick's challenge:Hidden 
2 Oct 2008

Your Loving Teddy Bear by tusker Word Count: 414
18  Comments

Week 222 challenge 
29 Sep 2008

Edge Of Reason by tusker Word Count: 563
6  Comments

Flash 2 challenge 
24 Sep 2008

Earth Book by tusker Word Count: 74
8  Comments

Week 121 challenge. Sorry it's a wee one. The quotation is from a poem by Eagle Chief, Pawnee leader. 
3 Sep 2008

Boy Greaser by tusker Word Count: 367
13  Comments

Underground challenge. Fiction based on the Morfa Incident. 
12 Aug 2008

Battle Cry by tusker Word Count: 271
16  Comments

Flash challenge; palm lines. 
5 Aug 2008

Summer Meeting by tusker Word Count: 197
13  Comments

For the Hot Summer Day challenge: Oonah and I met up Monday. 
29 Jul 2008

Emotional Ties by tusker Word Count: 1514
16  Comments

Did this in flash form a while ago. Now back to full size. 
27 Jul 2008

Week 211 challenge by tusker Word Count: 107
22  Comments

Magical Thinking: Mary Behind Glass. Open Your Mind. Looking Through Concrete 
14 Jul 2008

Amicable Decision by tusker Word Count: 364
11  Comments

Avis's flash challenge 
10 Jul 2008

Tears Only Run Dry by tusker Word Count: 1086
13  Comments

 
6 Jul 2008

Death By Numbers by tusker Word Count: 375
26  Comments

For the Transparency flash challengle. 
3 Jul 2008

Boxing Day by tusker Word Count: 89
11  Comments

Flash 2 challenge: the other side of the character written for flash 1. 
26 Jun 2008

Shifting Tide by tusker Word Count: 570
13  Comments

Flash 1 challenge: nothing ventured nothing gained. 
24 Jun 2008

Friendly Offering by tusker Word Count: 480
19  Comments

Flash challenge: Miss Envyosity theme. 
19 Jun 2008

Where Have All The Flowers Gone? by tusker Word Count: 287
21  Comments

For Flash 1 challenge. 
12 Jun 2008

Random Moments by tusker Word Count: 141
8  Comments

Flash 2 challenge 
10 Jun 2008

Night For Flying by tusker Word Count: 227
11  Comments

Challenge for guilty secrets. 
5 Jun 2008

Battling For Gucci by tusker Word Count: 311
15  Comments

For the Shopping challenge 
3 Jun 2008

Recovering Memories by tusker Word Count: 209
11  Comments

 
31 May 2008

Smoke Screen by tusker Word Count: 926
19  Comments

 
29 May 2008

Generations by tusker Word Count: 311
15  Comments

Flash fiction challenge: A cop out. It's based on an old article spliced. Have written about this area, I think, in WWW 
23 May 2008

Special by tusker Word Count: 116
23  Comments

Flash 1 challenge:FLASH 
21 May 2008

The Shining mk2 by tusker Word Count: 57
13  Comments

Flash 1 challenge. 
8 May 2008

Angel by tusker Word Count: 237
11  Comments

Week 106 challenge. 
6 May 2008

The Blood Of Attis by tusker Word Count: 358
10  Comments

Flash Fiction Challenge :Based very loosley on an ancient Celtic legend. 
30 Apr 2008

Autumn Ritual by tusker Word Count: 174
17  Comments

Flash 1 Challenge: flames. a dewberry ritual from childhood. 
23 Apr 2008

Health Warning by tusker Word Count: 481
11  Comments

Flash 2 challenge. Previously, a short story. Hope the word count isn't over. 
21 Apr 2008

Uncle Albert`s Wake by tusker Word Count: 407
9  Comments

Flash 1 challenge; space 
17 Apr 2008

YOU FOR ME by tusker Word Count: 634
11  Comments

Flash 2 challenge: Forgive the smulch 
15 Apr 2008

Undersea Circus by tusker Word Count: 123
17  Comments

Flash 1 challenge for surreal with sausage. 
10 Apr 2008

Complicity by tusker Word Count: 298
9  Comments

Week 102 challenge 
8 Apr 2008

Silent Companions by tusker Word Count: 283
19  Comments

Flash 1 challenge:City Perspective 
3 Apr 2008

December 2012 by tusker Word Count: 152
16  Comments

Week 101 challenge 
1 Apr 2008

A Small Death by tusker Word Count: 747
19  Comments

 
28 Mar 2008

Eruption by tusker Word Count: 158
21  Comments

Week 195 challenge 
26 Mar 2008

Hide And Seek by tusker Word Count: 117
10  Comments

Week 100 challenge 
24 Mar 2008

Cause For Complaint by tusker Word Count: 213
17  Comments

Flash Fiction Challenge 
18 Mar 2008

Black Mamba by tusker Word Count: 252
13  Comments

Week 98 challenge 
14 Mar 2008

If Only by tusker Word Count: 1309
16  Comments

 
8 Mar 2008

Abaci by tusker Word Count: 317
20  Comments

Week 97 challenge 
6 Mar 2008

week 192 challenge by tusker Word Count: 254
23  Comments

A Place to Live 
4 Mar 2008

Fishing by tusker Word Count: 95
8  Comments

Flash 1 challenge: If it's recognisable, it's grown a new life since last week. 
27 Feb 2008

Recovery by tusker Word Count: 206
18  Comments

Week 191 Challenge 
25 Feb 2008

Fishing Ground by tusker Word Count: 75
5  Comments

Week 190 challenge 
23 Feb 2008

Lucky Dave by tusker Word Count: 260
13  Comments

Week 94 challenge 
14 Feb 2008

Agoraphobia by tusker Word Count: 214
23  Comments

Week 189 challenge 
12 Feb 2008

The Shopping Trip by tusker Word Count: 1244
13  Comments

 
10 Feb 2008

Visitation by tusker Word Count: 51
14  Comments

Flash 2 challenge 
7 Feb 2008

Crossing The Line by tusker Word Count: 204
17  Comments

Week 188 challenge 
5 Feb 2008

Sreak by tusker Word Count: 292
18  Comments

Week 187 Challenge 
29 Jan 2008

Tiquila by tusker Word Count: 340
13  Comments

Week 186 challenge 
26 Jan 2008

Requiem by tusker Word Count: 885
18  Comments

 
11 Jan 2008

Escape by tusker Word Count: 77
16  Comments

Week 184 challenge 
7 Jan 2008

The Present by tusker Word Count: 190
11  Comments

Week 183 Flash 1 challenge 
2 Jan 2008

Been There. Done That by tusker Word Count: 1572
7  Comments

 
30 Dec 2007

Smiler by tusker Word Count: 586
1  Comment

 
15 Dec 2007

Watching by tusker Word Count: 766
6  Comments

week 89 challenge 
10 Dec 2007

Familiar Stranger by tusker Word Count: 1360
8  Comments

 
5 Dec 2007

A Harvest Moon in Hawaii by tusker Word Count: 275
1  Comment

Flash 87 challenge 
29 Nov 2007

Death by Chocolate by tusker Word Count: 294
11  Comments

Week 86 challenge 
21 Nov 2007

Saving Memories by tusker Word Count: 903
4  Comments

 
19 Nov 2007

The Legacy by tusker Word Count: 307
7  Comments

Cheated a bit. This is a part of a 3,000 words story. 
14 Nov 2007

Mother`s Not Home by tusker Word Count: 835
9  Comments

 
11 Nov 2007

Road Rage by tusker Word Count: 835
12  Comments

Motorway incident and dream is true. Rest fiction. 
28 Oct 2007

Obsession by tusker Word Count: 248
6  Comments

 
23 Oct 2007



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