‘If Things Had Been Different’ by lassfromlancashire

Another warm welcome back in 2014 for lassfromlancashire with her entry for this month’s mini competition. (Although, as she reminds us, we probably shouldn’t go with strangers in this day and age 🙂 )

missing bus

lassfromlancashire says:

January 21, 2014 at 10:19 pm

Here’s a link to my entry. Hope I’ve got it right this time!


And September’s winner is………

wiinners cup

The votes are in and many congratulations to Sherri who has won September’s mini writing competition with her entry ‘Free’.

As winner, Sherri is now entitled to set the writing prompt for October’s competition and I will notify you all once I have more information on this.

A big thank you once again to all who took part this month and made it such a strong competition. 🙂

And the winner is………

wiinners cup

Congratulations to Jane Dougherty who, with 50% of the vote, won August’s mini writing competition with her poem ‘Time Was’. If you haven’t already read this entry I would recommend that you swing by and I’m sure that you will enjoy it as much as I did. As winner, Jane is now entitled to set the writing prompt for September’s competition and I will notify you all once I have more information on this.

Thank you again to all who took part this month. 🙂

It’s that time again…

I’ve enjoyed reading the entries again this month and now it’s over to you. Please vote for your favourite between now and the end of the month and the winner will set the next writing prompt. Happy reading! 🙂

Competition Update


Childhood Memories

If you’re in the mood for some bite sized writing, there are some great entries into this month’s mini writing competition. Closing date for August submissions is Friday 24th so there is still time to join in if you would like to. Please also remember to check back after the 24th to vote for your favourite entry. The winner will choose the topic for the next month and these mini competitions are open to all. Happy reading! 🙂

Call for Submissions

Do you have a childhood memory you would like to share? Or perhaps a fictional piece rooted in childhood? If so I would love to hear from you. Please feel free to enter the August mini writing competition for a piece of poetry or flash fiction on this month’s writing prompt.

This month my entry is a poem entitled ‘Clocks’, a piece that brought back memories of when the whole world was full of potential and I only had to wish for it….



They float soundlessly through air,
invisible threads, strands of dreams
which, they say, make wishes come true.

Drifting on summer breeze
these ‘fairies’ glide by,
occasionally coming to rest,
tangled in undergrowth.

As children they hold mystical charm;
are things to wonder at,
representing hope.
But they also hold the key
to the passage of time,
so we are taught.

Is it merely the strength
of our lungs,
or is there more at work
when the magic
of children’s breath
disperse these filaments;
the number of which determine the hour?

And so time passes,
these clocks are forgotten
we gradually start to bow to
more organised schedules:
Childhood philosophy drowned
in a sea of adulthood,
of life, of responsibility.

Until the next generation
revives the magic for us once again.

Writing Prompt for August is…….

kids with balloons


What is the first thing that springs to mind when you think of your childhood? Is there a specific time or event which had a significant impact on you? For this month’s mini writing competition I invite you to submit a piece of flash fiction (up to 500 words) or poetry to capture a moment in time and take us back there with you.

Please post entries on the Mini Monthly Competition page in the usual way and happy writing! 🙂

Time to shake things up a little……..

Hi everyone. It was slim pickings this month for the mini writing competition. Whether this was due to the writing prompt or holiday season (or a mixture of both) I’m not sure, but I thought it would give me an opportunity to try something a little new. 🙂

I have contacted Jan and she is happy to do things a bit differently this month so……. instead of voting for your favourite of the two entries, please vote below for which writing prompt you would like to see for August’s competition.

The voting will run until the end of July and the topic that receives the highest amount of votes will be set for next month. Thanks for taking part and I hope to read some more great entries soon.