I was reading a book not long ago set in sixties America. A young girl, aged about sixteen travelled on a bus across several states with her mother and younger sister. On the bus she meets a young military man and has to sit next to him. They strike up a friendship and over the… Continue reading Do you believe in love at first sight?
I think humour is very important in stories, at least they are in mine, because life is full of humour. We, as humans can find humour in all sorts of things, even the macbre. I recall the days before Social Media when something bad happened, you suddenly found bad jokes being sent to your mobile… Continue reading Finding Humour
We've all travelled on a coach or bus in our youth when we were young and carefree. For me I remember a train ride where four of us went on a day trip to Alderley Edge, in Cheshire. A area where the 'Edge' provides magnificent views as well as a few interesting caves along the… Continue reading A Bus Drive Never Forgotten
by Karen J Mossman Today I am interviewing Sarah Lane, founder of Bread UK, and who is also the girlfriend of Manchester United and England player Paul Westermain. “Hello, Sarah, thank you for coming along today.” I put my tape recorder on the table after asking if she minded. “Not at all. All publicity is… Continue reading Interview with a Charity Founder
I was listening to the radio this morning and they were talking about exclusion zones outside abortion clinics. It was appalling to hear how women entering them were being harassed. It must be a difficult decision to have an abortion in the first place. There would be a lot of soul searching beforehand. There are… Continue reading Abortion Protests
By Karen J Mossman Flash fiction is a style of fictional literature or fiction of extreme brevity. There is no widely accepted definition of the length of the category. Some self-described markets for flash fiction impose caps as low as three hundred words, while others consider stories as long as a thousand words to be flash fiction. Fewer words often tell a better… Continue reading What is Flash Fiction? It’s this…
by Karen J Mossman Nick was about to put the key in his door when the cops turned up. Charlie was called to the foreman’s office and asked to accompany them to the station. Marie, Charlie’s girlfriend, was working on reception when they came for her. Russ tried to dodge them which didn’t go down well.… Continue reading Missing!
featuring author and founder of Electric Eclectic Books, Paul White Having read the interview with Paul White, which is linked at the bottom, it resinated with me because I, too, realised the power of words from an early age.I thought about how I started writing. My parents fostered children, and I was the eldest of… Continue reading The Power of Words
by Karen J Mossman Christmas Eve. Table was set. Turkey cooking. Presents wrapped. I drank wine to celebrate. Then I stopped mid flow. Oh my God! What had I done? Or rather what had I not done! I grabbed my coat, then ran back and grabbed my phone. Ordered a Uber. Shoved my feet into… Continue reading The Christmas Event
by Karen J Mossman When I wake in the morning, I often remember my dreams and the fun part is trying to think what sparked it in the first place. Take, for example, the dreams of the last two nights. I love the bizarre quirkiness of dreams. Things make little sense or are just wisps of… Continue reading I Was Only Dreaming!