Microfiction challenge Childhood: the entries

So, my first microfiction challenge and I’m already late. Sorry about that, but I’ve a list of excuses as long as your arm (mine’s too short). I hope the next one won’t be quite so shambolic and it will do you all justice.

Here are the links to your stories. As with the poetry challenge, there were as many different viewpoints as there were writers. Proof positive, if any were needed, that you are all unique in your creative imagination as well as in everything else.

Many of you were trying out fiction writing for the first time, and I’m proud that you decided to take the plunge for this challenge.

Sarah is a case in point


Michael is an old hand.

Microfiction challenge #1: Childhood – Maise and Peter | Morpethroad


This one’s from Phylor’s blog. Shout out your real name if it isn’t Phylor!

Childhood. Yesterday — Microfiction challenge #1: Childhood – Phylor’s Blog


Ken’s first time too

No Childhood Here – Microfiction Challenge #1: Childhood | rivrvlogr


And Merril’s

The End of Childhood | Yesterday and today: Merril’s historical musings


Ms 10000 hours left. Sorry I don’t know your name. And don’t say it’s Louise!

Childhood | Work in Progress


Carole, who is another poet branching out



Hugh a real proper author

Angels Of Heaven And Hell – Hugh’s Views & News


MariJo a first timer on my blog, and very welcome

Behind Her Eyes – The Journey of a Million Miles


Nice to hear from Bill whose writing I admire



Sri turning her hand to fiction for the first time



First update, a pingback failure from Geoff slips in under the wire (sort of). Off to read it now.

Waifs and Strays #shortstory #microfiction


This was a great experiment and a challenge for me too. Time has been too short to add to the comments I left on your blogs, but I was very impressed with the response and so pleased that poets are having a go at prose too. In short fiction, there are a lot of similarities of approach. Bravo everybody! There’s a new picture prompt tomorrow. I have a few lined up, just can’t decide which to plump for. Find out tomorrow.


Microfiction challenge

Wednesday is poetry challenge day and it’s something I enjoy hosting. I love writing poetry, but I don’t feel qualified to judge anybody else’s poems, so although it’s fun it isn’t a critical exercise. Since I write a lot of very short fiction, and I think I’m getting better at it, I would feel happy giving a bit of feedback.

So, I’ve decided to start a microfiction challenge as from this Friday. It will be along the same lines as the poetry challenge, an image and a word or two, and possibly even a preference of genre. If you like the idea of inviting critical comments from me or other readers,  let me know. We’ll see how it goes.

Watch this space on Friday.


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