Friday Fictioneers – Final Resting Place

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson   Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple hosts the flash fiction challenge called Friday Fictioneers! Take the challenge to write a piece of flash fiction in 100 words using the weekly picture prompt.   A single rose, lies amongst rotting debris, under the icicle encrusted tree. Detective Ingram crouches by the yellow marker. poking the leaves with the end of his pen, held by a gloved hand. He leans away and wrinkles his nose. Moving them aside, a ringed finger protrudes from the soil, where the cadaver spaniel alerted them to the… Read More

Book Review – A Rock ’N’ Roll Lovestyle by Kiltie Jackson

Title: A Rock ’N’ Roll Lovestyle Author: Kiltie Jackson Publisher: WickedKilt Publishing Publication Date: 23rd September 2017 Genre: Contempory Romance / Chick Lit Format: Kindle Rating ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️     Blurb So who exactly is Sukie McClaren? A Christmas-loving Cat lover? A Sound of Music Fanatic? A Fiercely Independent Woman? She is all of the above. And when she is sent to Salzburg for a business trip a few weeks before Christmas, she thinks all her dreams have come true. As she packs her suitcase, the only things on her mind are Christmas markets,… Read More

Book Review – The One by John Marrs

Title: The One Author: John Marrs Publisher: Penguin Books Publication Date: 4th May 2017 Genre: Thriller, Romance, Science Fiction, Suspense Format: Paperback Rating ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Blurb How far would you go to find The One? One simple mouth swab is all it takes. A quick DNA test to find your perfect partner – the one you’re genetically made for. A decade after scientists discover everyone has a gene they share with just one other person, millions have taken the test, desperate to find true love. Now, five more people meet their Match. But even soul… Read More

Friday Fictioneers – The Lake

  PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple hosts the flash fiction challenge called Friday Fictioneers! Take the challenge to write a piece of flash fiction in 100 words using the weekly picture prompt.   At sunset, the red sky reflects, as ripples form across the water. The movement, as people jump in, disturbs its stillness. The reflection from the boat, casts shadows and creates a gloom over the pretty lake. I’ve been coming here since a little girl with Jen. I reminisce about the fun afternoons as we walked Penny… Read More

Friday Fictioneers – A Moonlight Kiss

PHOTO PROMPT © Ted Strutz Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple hosts the flash fiction challenge called Friday Fictioneers! Take the challenge to write a piece of flash fiction in 100 words using the weekly picture prompt.   Standing on deck the moonlight casts shimmering lights across the water, as the yacht sways in time to waves. We’ve finally met. Feeling his arms encircling me, I feel his body warmth emanating from his chest, wrapping around me, cocooned in a new safe place. I feel his lips on my neck as he leaves kisses on my… Read More

Flash Fiction – Shadows

PHOTO PROMPT © Sarah Potter   Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple hosts the flash fiction challenge called Friday Fictioneers! Take the challenge to write a piece of flash fiction in 100 words using the weekly picture prompt.   “Dad! Where are you?” I call through the house. Simultaneously feeling chilled, by a draught even though the window is shut. I’m motionless, caught in stride. Not believing the image I see. A shadow of an old man. My chest tight, my breath visible in the summer heat. Tightness wrapping around my body and squeezing the air out my… Read More

I’m Writing a Novel!

  I’ve wanted to write a novel for a long time. When I was a child I would write stories on scraps of paper, read them and throw them in the bin never thinking they were good enough. I never told anyone about it either, just a handful of people I know who are close to me. I’m now at a point in my life where I want to revive that childhood dream and actually write a novel and become a published writer. I’ve been writing on this blog since last year… Read More

My Sweet Dreams Turned Into a Nightmare.

  It began when I went to bed. I had just finished a long stretch of writing for my book and realised it was gone midnight and knew I needed to get up early. This is normally where my problem starts. I’m not good at going to bed and I’m really bad at waking up in the morning. When I’m tired my mind plays tricks o me.Having anxiety also doesn’t help. Deciding I was too tired to write anymore, I  pack up the MacBook, I shut off the lights in my hallway… Read More

What No One Tells You About Anxiety

Anxiety is the fear of the unknown! It grips your chest and squeezes every little bit of breath out of your body. It clenches around your heart and makes you paranoid and scared. Anxiety. It invades every pore on a bad day making the simplest of tasks hard. A happy thought can turn to worry and paranoia. Your feelings crash against each other in their own personal battle. It makes daily routines and simple tasks like the school run feel like a marathon you’re not fit enough to tackle. A fear rises and… Read More

Mummy Talks #4 – Daddy’s Birthday!

  Tomorrow is my partners birthday so as is customary in our house the children always make a birthday cake. They love the whole messiness of cooking and the licking of the bowl just like all other children. My children have strong stomachs so raw egg here is a  weekly treat! The first batch of cupcakes went into the oven came out over cooked which resulted in them being in the bin. There is nothing worse than expecting a lovely fluffy cupcake and ending up with a mouth full of chewy biscuit! … If only… Read More