Looking for something light and entertaining to read? These may make you chuckle, or even make you think. They range from silly to sad.
Most of these short pieces were motivated in some way at the writing group I attend. Some are from pictures, specific beginnings, events or characters. The majority are light hearted in tone; there’s a touch of fantasy in several, and animals figure in many.
This is intended for enjoyment only. Comments are welcome, but backings are not required.
There’s a spoof on classic Westerns, a Dreamtime story and the defence of the wicked witch in Snow White. Several are set in a fictitious town in the wheatbelt area of Western Australia during the 60s. One is set in a castle, one on a beach and one at the Zoo.
A couple are based on real happenings, while others have no basis in reality. Silver Ghost, the longest, was written with an outline giving the main characters’ details, and with colours, food and events to be included. Dikophobia, one of the short pieces, had to contain a specific word.
Two are written from the viewpoint of pets, and one is a tribute to a grand old lady of crime.