Tag Archives: war

Guest author: Susan Finlay – Breadcrumbs and Bombs

Hello, readers! Sue Vincent was kind enough to invite me to write a guest blog post about my brand new historical mystery novel, Breadcrumbs and Bombs. Thank you so much, Sue! Breadcrumbs and Bombs is a novel that deals with … Continue reading

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Culloden – Iain Kelly #writephoto

Through hard-falling rain a bird, black from beak to tail-tip, swoops and glides, buffeted by wind that swirls around the surrounding mountains. From the elevated height, black beady eyes see across the flat, windswept moor of the valley. In amongst … Continue reading

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Bleak – Michael at Morpeth Road #writephoto

Hannon was the last man to die on the last day of the battle. It was most unfortunate for he stuck his head out just as the last shell arrived and there only remained a small red stain on the … Continue reading

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Prelude to Battle – Iain Kelly – #writephoto

Titus Valerius looked out over the grey water of the Adriatic Sea. The view was as bleak as his prospects. It had been a year since he had seen Rome and his beloved Domitilla. When he had joined the army … Continue reading

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Remember…

Paper poppies bloom, as fragile as the lives they represent. Every year it is the same, I try to find some way of saying what is in my heart and the words will not come.  I was not there, I … Continue reading

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Flash fiction #writephoto: Old gods – Jane Dougherty

This tale is for Sue Vincent’s Thursday #writephoto prompt. For long years it had been a round tower, a holy place pointing to the heavens, where the ritual of prayer followed the mounting stairs, where chieftains of the lake conferred … Continue reading

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Guest author: Marilyn Armstrong – Visions

Over the years, I envied Christians. They always seem of all the things which for me are nothing but doubts. On August 30th, 2004, sometime between midnight and dawn, I had a vision in that peculiar space between sleeping and … Continue reading

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