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Wednesday Showcase: Blood In The Dust

This week, we have an extract from the award-winning Blood In The Dust by Australian author Bill Swiggs. Bill and I became acquainted at the 2018 Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize, where we were both shortlisted for the Best Unpublished Manuscript category: a competition he won and which led to his novel ...
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Showcase – XIII & The Chocolate Box

Next up in our series of flash fiction submissions is my own short story, XIII, which was fortunate enough to place as second runner-up. As before, I will let the competition judge, Clare Cooper, introduce the piece. While this is the last of the finalists, we will be publishing the ...
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Showcase – Your Beauty

This week's Showcase is a delightful poem by Herman Richards. Your Beauty celebrates the couples in the world who champion their love for one another, day in, day out, not with extravagant gestures or gift-giving, but by simply being there for each other. It is a realistic and mature perspective ...

Wednesday Showcase: Breakfast in Bogota

This week, I am thrilled to present an extract of the published novel, Breakfast in Bogotá, courtesy of Helen Young, whom I had the pleasure of interviewing in this week's As A...Writer series, and her publisher, Unbound. As both parties were kind enough to share the first two chapters of the ...
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Showcase – The Orange Grove

Continuing on from our Showcase two weeks ago, I present the first runner-up in the Pen to Print Flash Fiction competition, The Orange Grove, by Bob Thompson. Once again, I will let the competition judge, Clare Cooper introduce the piece, but please do keep coming back, as we will be publishing ...
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Showcase – A Postcard From Spain In Winter

This week's entry by Mary Walsh is a simple but timely poem. Submitted to Pen to Print for consideration several weeks ago, the original purpose was the paint a picture with words of the beauty of a Mediterranean coastal view, specifically in Spain. But given how the world has changed ...
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Showcase – Life Changes

This week on Showcase, I am proud to present the winning story in our Flash Fiction competition, Life Changes, by Patsy Middleton. Keep a look out over the coming weeks and months for more of the great flash fiction entries we received. It is a testament to the immense talent ...
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The World’s Scars

by Jenny Gibson   Ask me again later which number is greater: All the world’s scars or all the heavens’ stars? With so much pain to hide, there’s little reason to feel pride. Through hot tears and hopeless sighs, the planet’s temperature will rise. Swallow down the poison of the seas, it’s up to us to do as we please. When did ...