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Throwback Thursday: Santa Origins

A sci-fi/horror with a festive twist.

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Throwback Thursday: The Martian’s Revenge

Not wanting to waste all the effort and frustration I went to, I’ve decided to post it here instead. I wanted to make it stand out from other stories and given that it had to be set in Scotland I thought perhaps a Scottish sci-fi/murder mystery might be the way to go.

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Throwback Thursday: The Fireplace Coppers

I wrote this story earlier this year as an entry for a short story competition. Alas, I did not win and therefore was not published in print or online so I’ve put it here instead. The rules of the competition were that it was to be fewer than one hundred words long and given my frustrating tendency towards long-windedness, I thought it was worth having a go at…

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6 ‘Six Word Stories’ for the 6th (Vol. V)

I roll six story dice and I use these to inspire six stories, all exactly six words long, then you guys come along and post your far superior efforts in the comments section.

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Throwback Thursday: Popping Off

Of all the flash fictions I’ve published on Penstricken over the years, I think this one is my personal favourite. I was originally inspired to write this story by the quote from Plato: ‘I am about to die, and that is the hour in which men are gifted with prophetic power’, but it quickly turned into a story about greed, family and how people face their own mortality.

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10 Minute Story Challenge

I’ve picked a random writing prompt using Arc Apps’ Plot Gen Pro for Android and have given myself exactly ten minutes to write a zero draft based on it and post the results here, typos and all…. I’ve also filmed the whole thing so you know I didn’t cheat.

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6 ‘Six Word Stories’ for the 6th (Vol. IV)

Sunday the 6th only ever means one thing here at Penstricken: another exciting instalment [2] [3] of 6 ‘Six Word Stories’ for the 6th.

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Not Sure Where To Begin With Your Story? Try Free Writing.

Free writing is a time honoured prewriting technique which works by encouraging the writer to write without fear of criticism or failure for a set period of time.

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Flash Fiction: The Girl & The Car

As always what follows is entirely my own work and has not been published anywhere else in the world, whether in print or online, nor do I expect or permit it to be. And so without further ado, I give you:

The Girl & The Car
by A. Ferguson

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6 ‘Six Word Stories’ for the 6th (vol. III)

Today is Sunday the 6th of May and that means it’s time for another exciting instalmentĀ of 6 ‘Six Word Stories’ for the 6th!

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