Author Archives: Natalie

Long Story Short …

I’m back … again. It’s been a heck of a year. Long story short: I’ve had severe depression and anxiety and at the start of this year, I spent nearly six weeks in hospital because of it. I’m a lot … Continue reading

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#52librarybooks: Are You Watching Me?

I should have written this review a couple of weeks ago when I finished the book, but I got sidetracked by zombies again. Anyhoo … Are You Watching Me? by Sinéad Crowley was Book 6 of my 52 Library Books … Continue reading

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#52LibraryBooks: The Day of the Triffids

Book 5: The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham I think this story might have been where it started: my love of all tales apocalyptic. As a kid, I remember watching both the 1962 movie (Not in 1962 I hasten … Continue reading

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#52LibraryBooks: The Stories So Far

So, I started my #52librarybooks reading challenge on 11 April 2016 by borrowing Chattering: Stories by Louise Stern. This is a touching yet somewhat unsettling collection of short stories revolving around the themes of communication, dislocation and isolation. Most of … Continue reading

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#52LibraryBooks: A New Challenge

It must be something to do with the warmer weather and longer days – as the vegetable seeds germinate in my planters, the urge to take on a new challenge germinates in me. It’s the same every year. This year, … Continue reading

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Blinking In the Sunlight

A year ago, almost to the day, I pretty much disappeared from the web. I hid my blog; I deleted my Twitter account, and I closed 1000words. The reason? One of my children became unwell, and I knew that I … Continue reading

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#LastLineFirst – A #FlashFiction Challenge: Hiatus

Once again, I must apologise for being a tardy host! I was supposed to post this on Monday, but life got in the way. Speaking of life getting in the way, I’ve decided to take a break from running Last … Continue reading

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#LastLineFirst – A #FlashFiction Challenge: Week 16

Greetings on this Bank Holiday Monday! I hope you’ve had/are having a lovely day – wherever you are. I’ve got five minutes before I have to put the kids to bed so I’ll keep this brief … This is flash-fiction … Continue reading

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#LastLineFirst – A #FlashFiction Challenge: Week 15

Well, aren’t you a cheery bunch! Last week’s screams inspired ailing grandparents, demons, monsters and serial killers. Death stalked the stories, giving my goosebumps goosebumps and even bringing a tear to my eye. Great job! Your last line prompt this … Continue reading

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#LastLineFirst – A #FlashFiction Challenge: Week 14

And so, another Monday rolls around, bringing us to the start of another week of Last Line First. I hope you all had a chance to read through last week’s stories. Maybe you’ve already been playing with some of the … Continue reading

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