Yearly Archives: 2017


Flash Fiction 56 – Finding a Balance

Morning all. As promised, here is chapter 6 of the growing novel “Forced Removal” before I go on holiday. It’s called Finding a Balance. Read all the Flash Fiction stories and “Thoughts for the Day” on Dave’s Blog. If you have any questions, or suggestions or ideas for topics for Flash Fiction, please email me or send a message via Contact Dave. I’d really like to hear from you. Also I’d like to know what […]


Flash Fiction 55 – Confrontation

Afternoon all. I’m still involved in the final stages of the project I’ve been working on. Release 1 is due to go live on Tuesday next. Then on Wednesday I’m going off on my annual Holiday. I return on December 17th. I’ll not be doing any writing while I’m away so I’ve decided to give you two more installments of the growing novel “Forced Removal” before I go. Today’s story is installment five (Which translates […]


Flash Fiction 54 – Shock Follows Shock

Afternoon all. I’m sorry I’ve been so lax with the Flash Fiction stories and the Thoughts. I have been very tied up with other projects. But today I had a delay in my main activity and wrote chapter four of my new serialized book “Forced Removal”. It’s called Shock Follows Shock. Read all the Flash Fiction stories and “Thoughts for the Day” on Dave’s Blog. If you have any questions, or suggestions or ideas for […]


Flash Fiction 53 – Training Day

Afternoon all. Today I give you chapter three of my new serialized book “Forced Removal”. It is called Training Day. Read all the Flash Fiction stories and “Thoughts for the Day” on Dave’s Blog. If you have any questions, or suggestions or ideas for topics for Flash Fiction, please email me or send a message via Contact Dave. I’d really like to hear from you. You have no idea how difficult it is to come […]


Thought for the Day 26 October, 2017

Thought for the Day 26 October 2017 Today, I have been thinking about humor. Over the years I have noticed that the presentation of humor has changed. In the nineteen fifties and sixties slapstick was perhaps the most popular sort and it has survived until today through comics like Jim Carrey. His comedy is very similar to the stuff Jerry Lewis did back in the day. Some of the late night shows of the sixties […]


Flash Fiction 52 – It’s a New Day

Afternoon everybody. I have decided to write a new novel in Flash Fiction installments on my blog. The first installment was called “The end of the Week” and it was published in Flash Fiction Blog Post 49 on 2nd October, 2017. (If you’d like to start collecting the parts of the story.) The working name of this new novel is “Forced Removal”. Please let me know what you think. Today’s second installment is called It’s […]


Thought for the Day 19 October, 2017

Thought for the Day 19 October 2017 I’d like to start my thought for today with a little story called “The three envelopes”. It was told to me when I had become senior enough to become involved in the politics that are all too common in organizations of all sizes beyond one-man-bands. Once upon a time there was a senior manager in an organization. He’d been there for a while and had done pretty well, […]


Flash Fiction 51- Nuclear Nonsense

Hi everybody. I have added a place onto the Dave Macfie Stories fan page on Facebook, where you can sign up to my VIP Readers’ Group. It is at the bottom of the menu list under the photo on the left hand side at the top. My story today is another adventure for the man from AUNTI. Let me know what you think. It’s called Nuclear Nonsense. Read all the Flash Fiction stories and “Thoughts […]


Thought for the Day 12 October, 2017

Thought for the Day 12 October 2017 I noticed that the Gauteng Infrastructure Development MEC has appealed to national government for assistance with the clean-up following the severe storm that hit the province this week. It would be really nice if our esteemed leaders planned ahead and put in the infrastructure for managing such events instead of complaining about the damage afterwards. We see the same inadequacy in the infrastructure for coping with floods, fires, […]


Flash Fiction 50 – Close Encounter

Hi everybody. I tried a different sort of story today. I hope you like it. I think it’s cute. Let me know what you think. It’s called Close Encounter. Read all the Flash Fiction stories and “Thoughts for the Day” on Dave’s Blog. If you have any questions, or suggestions or ideas for topics for Flash Fiction, please send a message via Contact Dave. I’d really like to hear from you. You have no idea […]


Thought for the Day 5 October, 2017

Thought for the Day 5 October 2017 Today I have decided to stay on the lighter side of life. But a word of warning. This thought may offend more sensitive readers. So if you don’t like stuff that refers to body parts, I suggest you read something else. Have all of you gone yet? – OK, here’s the thing. I came across an old story from sometime in my dim and distant past that goes […]


Flash Fiction 49 – The End of the Week

Hi everybody. I hope this next story is completely different from the last one. It is called The End of the Week. Read all the Flash Fiction stories and “Thoughts for the Day” on Dave’s Blog. If you have any questions, or suggestions or ideas for topics for Flash Fiction, please send a message via Contact Dave. I’d really like to hear from you. You have no idea how difficult it is to come up […]


Thought for the Day 28 September, 2017

Thought for the Day 28 September 2017 My last few thoughts have been a bit heavy, so today I will take my own often offered advice and “lighten up”. I have been pondering, why it is that when I relax, my tummy just naturally takes up the “beer belly” look even after hours and hours of strenuous ABS workouts at the gym. It seems so unfair that the muscles don’t have any discipline when I […]


Flash Fiction 48 – Weddings

Hi everybody. On Sunday, my wife, Sandi, and I attended the wedding of the best friend on one of our daughters. It was a really lovely day and it was the inspiration for this week’s story. It is called Weddings. Read all the Flash Fiction stories and “Thoughts for the Day” on Dave’s Blog. If you have any questions, or suggestions or ideas for topics for Flash Fiction, please send a message via Contact Dave. […]


Thought for the Day 21 September, 2017

Thought for the Day 21 September 2017 Did you ever wonder about democracy? Here are some questions I’ve been asking. Is it a good system or not? Is South Africa really a democracy? If it is a good basic approach, are we implementing it properly? And the most important question of all is my thought for today. “If democracy really is the answer, are politicians the best people to implement it?” I hate sweeping generalizations […]


Flash Fiction 47 – Bodyless Heads

Hi everybody. My story, for this week, is a sequel to my previous story, called “Planet”, which was published via Flash Fiction Post 37 on 10th July 2017. You can access this story easily via my Archives page. Here is the sequel. It’s called Bodyless Heads. Read all the Flash Fiction stories and “Thoughts for the Day” on Dave’s Blog. If you have any questions, or suggestions or ideas for topics for Flash Fiction, please […]


Thought for the Day 14 September, 2017

Thought for the Day 14 September 2017 I woke up this morning with the word “profound” in my head. Where it came from I don’t know, but I took it as a sign that I should come up with something profound for my thought for today. Just to make sure I understood what this word means I looked it up. I got the following: ‘very great or intense’; ‘severe’; ‘showing great knowledge or insight’ and […]


Flash Fiction 46 – The Granny

Hi everybody. Here is the Flash Fiction story for this week. It’s called The Granny. Read all the Flash Fiction stories and “Thoughts for the Day” on Dave’s Blog. If you have any questions, or suggestions or ideas for topics for Flash Fiction, please send a message via Contact Dave. I’d really like to hear from you. The more you feedback to me, the better I will be able to provide the reading experiences you’d […]


Thought for the Day 7 September, 2017

Thought for the Day 7 September 2017 Politics is a dirty business. Cyril R. announces that he is a candidate for president of the ANC and his supporters cheer. His opponents do not take him on by debating his policies or his intelligence or his abilities or his successes. No – they immediately try to smear him by launching suggestions that he has had one (or more) affairs. Showing his character, he doesn’t run and […]


Flash Fiction 45 – The Doll’s House

Hi everybody. I have started researching for my next book. It’s called Pilgrim’s Rest and it is a crime thriller set in that village at the time of the gold rush there in 1873. I’ll keep you up to date on developments. Meanwhile, here is the Flash Fiction story for this week. It’s called The Dolls’ House. Read all the Flash Fiction stories and “Thoughts for the Day” on Dave’s Blog. If you have any […]