Fiction in 50: The Darker Side of…

the darker side of

It wasn’t enough that she had tried all manner of sweet: no amount of nice seemed to do the trick. Teeth clenched at every turn, the darker side of a genetic legacy ached to claw its way out. You might want to listen to that voice telling you to run…

The Bookshelf Gargoyle curates a Fiction in 50 mini-narrative challenge – this month’s prompt is The Darker Side of….! Come out of the shadows, see the light and get cracking on writing a piece of short, short fiction: send it in and then go have a peek at the other entries – GargoyleBruce writes wonderful reviews on all sorts of kid lit (big and small) with a cheeky tone guaranteed to make you laugh out loud. Wander through the stacks, you are sure to find something you’ll like.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Photograph Something New

Something old, something new…

Some of us are curators for OPS – other people’s stuff – whether we choose to or have the mantle bestowed upon us by family and friends.  With some of it, we scratch our heads and wonder what the initial attraction was and then gently pass it along; other objects have  their own fascinating history – where they came from, whose hands caressed their smooth surfaces in passing, why they were so well-loved in the first place.  These things become our legacy, but unless we take the time to tell their stories and get others to look at them in a new way,  it is just OPS…

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Photograph Something New asks us to cast an eye on our immediate surroundings – See what fresh perspectives have been captured there!

For more on giving your belongings a voice, have a look at What is the Memory Book?