Articles, People

The Day I Met The Other Me.

This made me laugh. Haven’t we all done something similar?

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Author -Carole Parkes

Happily browsing in a particularly long, narrow aisle of a clothing store, I was concentrating on the display of numerous tops and blouses. Carefully examining each one, I got about halfway down the racks when my path was blocked by another woman coming in the opposite direction. I went left, she went the same way, I went right, she did the same, and again, we both tried to go to my left. I couldn’t help laughing at the silly situation. Then I saw she was laughing too and the thought crossed my mind, well at least she looks happy and isn’t getting annoyed about not being able to pass me. She seems alright!

When I mumbled, “Sorry,” and saw her lips moving in time with mine, that’s when it hit me! The other woman was my reflection in a mirror at the end of the aisle. It wasn’t a long…

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Articles

Your Song #Musical Monday

Reblogged from Abi’s Corner. I found these few words quite poignant. We all have special songs that mean something to us.Your Song #Musical Monday Plus the piece involved this beautiful book cover. I wish I’d sung this song to my late husband Bill when he was alive, but the thought never occurred to me until… Continue reading Your Song #Musical Monday

Stories

Friday Flash Fiction 555 – Phone Call

A good little story that doesn’t take long to read, and that’s what we all need, especially when the end makes you smile!

Times and Tides of a Beachwriter

Doris danced round the kitchen, her mood lifted. What was this music, that composer who died young, they played it at that concert they went to… Thank goodness for the radio to ease the monotony of kitchen chores. She was having a big tidy up, making space. It was just as well her son and his family were not coming straight to her after flying in from the USA. Their delayed annual holiday was starting with a further two week delay in quarantine at an air bed or b&b; for the best really, she had managed to avoid getting English Covid, she didn’t want to get American Covid. Cassie next door would help her order a big shop next week, though goodness knows what the children’s likes and dislikes would be this year. The top cupboards would have to stay untouched, Doris had not used her stepping stool since lockdown…

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Stories

Currently Reading, An Ordinary Man by Ellen Read

Ellen Read has a great website, is a terrific writer, and, look, a free short story! As we love stories on our blog, this is a perfect little read.

Pauline Reid

I am re-reading, Ellen Reads free short story. This is free to download on Ellen’s Website https://ellenread.com/

Blurb

“Don’t judge a book by its cover”.

Never had those words held such gravity as they did during a chance meeting at a pharmacy. It was so obvious that this ordinary, unassuming man was astonishing and extraordinary.

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Fantasy, Romance, science Fiction

Claimed by Nicolai by Denna Holm

When Abby Harris takes her faithful German shepherd out for a hike in Oregon’s beautiful mountains, getting abducted by aliens isn’t even a blip on her radar. Her trusty can of bear spray and the pocket knife isn’t much help against the seven-foot monsters who swoop in out of nowhere to transport her to a… Continue reading Claimed by Nicolai by Denna Holm

People, Places

NEW! “Containment”

This sounds very interesting and the 5pm is UK time. I’ll be watching for sure.

Update: All episodes now available on YouTube and definitely worth seeing.

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For once, I’m actually early with a post. That’s because my inner 8-year-old has gotten a bit excited about something.

Today, at 5pm, you can watch the 1st episode of a brand new web-based show called “Containment”. We think it’s (probably) the very first drama series to be filmed during lockdown. I know there have been loads of quiz shows and chat shows, but so far, I haven’t seen any actual dramas.

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It was created by Anna Oliver. I co-wrote. It’s directed by the amazing Adam Spinks, with Natalie Cox doing some superb editing. It stars a variety of awesome people including Abigail King(Like Glass, Imagineer), Toby Oliver (Spaceman), and there are more and more actors joining up every day. I’m even in there – see if you can spot me!

I don’t want…

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Fantasy

THE POWER OF LOVE – A Fairytale by Karen J Mossman

The Power of Love is my urban fairy tale and suitable for all ages. Check out this blog post.

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Blurb

A charming fairy tale by multi-genre author Karen J Mossman.

A mother’s love is the strongest bond of all. She will do anything for her child. For Jorge that bond is shown to him by way of music.

Josie, like everyone else in the Kingdom, hears the music but only Jorge can see it.

The calling finally lures him to the King’s castle and what he finds will change his life forever.

A short story suitable for all ages.

Buy Linkhttps://books2read.com/PowerofLove
Excerpt 

One day, several years later, Jorge was out hunting with Josie. The King’s music filled the air, and Jorge stopped and lowered his bow. Its mournful song tore into his soul with its beauty.
The musical notes had become transparent, accompanied by a myriad of rainbow colours. Every time he saw them, their beauty grew.
Josie watched him gazing into the air for a moment…

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Stories

The Fun of Fairy Tales

Do you like fairy tales?

Electric Eclectic's Blog

by Karen J Mossman

Did you know that we at Electric Eclectic also have a Facebook group? No? If you like stories, good quality articles, memes, humour and sharing, then you should come over and take a look.

You will be welcome to post and share something interesting, as we love interesting things! We try to make our group a little different to the norm. We love stories and life is full of stories. How are you coping with isolation, for instance? What is your passion or your hobby? These are the things we would like to know. Share your experiences, and read what others think, do, and enjoy.

When I was a child, I was brought up on fairy tales and nursery rhymes and it was where my love of stories first came from. I’m a multi genre author and tried my hand at fairy tale, something that creates…

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Stories

Suppression… a short story.

Love short stories, which is of course what this blog is all about!

 

Step into Supression

Electric Eclectic's Blog

moralityThis is the shortest story from Tales of Crime & Violence, (Volume 1) which falls into the ‘Violence’ category… but not how you may initially think… which is all part of what these books are about.

Enjoy.


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Suppression

I pulled the car to a halt, two wheels on the grass verge and switched the engine off.

Immediately the engine died the radio seemed dreadfully loud. 

So strange the way you get used to the noise of a running engine. The way your mind cancels out the rhythmic growling.

I wondered if it was always that; way if we have the ability to disregard repetitive or intrusive sounds?

I mean, did the cavemen do such? Was there a need? Maybe during a storm or a gale, they could close their ears to the sound of the howling winds or the consistent noise of heavy rainfall…

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Articles, Places

Report from the Home Front

By Karen J Mossman I live in Anglesey in North Wales and it's a popular tourist place. As we are an island there are many beautiful beaches. As the new season began the holiday makers returned. My daughter moved here in January from Stockport, near Manchester. Their farmhouse has a self contained flat, and on the… Continue reading Report from the Home Front