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Flash Fiction 64 – The Saving

Afternoon all. I mentioned the writing challenge called 12 in 12 I did in 2017. A new challenge began in January 2018 and the second story for that is due this Wednesday. The prompt is ‘Desperate Times’. It has to be exactly 1000 words. If you are a writer and wish to have some fun, go to the website at 12 in 12 and get busy. Today I am giving you my fourth story from […]


Flash Fiction 63 – New Allies Get Busy & The Plan

Afternoon all. I’m starting to really get into the serialized novel. The installments are becoming the chapters for the book and so some of them are much longer than a Flash Fiction story. Please forgive me for that but keep on reading. I want you to get into the story and look forward to the installments. This one (Number 10) is the longest chapter yet. It’s called New Allies Get Busy. Please send me your […]


Flash Fiction Post 62 – The Circle of Life

Afternoon everyone. I mentioned the writing challenge called “12 in 12” that I participated in last year. I am continuing in 2018 and have published one and written a second already. If you are a writer and wish to have some fun, go to the website at 12 in 12 join up and get busy. Here is the second story I wrote last year. It is called The Circle of Life. This story is real […]


Flash Fiction Post – Rough Day

Morning everyone. I hope you are enjoying the serialized novel “Forced Removal”. Today I am giving you installment 9, called Rough Day. Please send me your comments and suggestions. Read all the Flash Fiction stories and “Thoughts for the Day” on Dave’s Blog or Dave’s Blog Archives. Keep an eye on the Blog. There will be more new things coming soon. Remember that you can now sign up to my VIP Readers’ Group on the […]


Flash Fiction Post 60 – The Escape

Morning everyone. During 2017 I participated in a writing challenge called 12 in 12. The idea was that each participant would write a short story each month for 12 months. The story had to be a response to a ‘prompt’ like ‘The List” or ‘A White Lie’ or ‘Going Home’ and it had to be a specified number of words, delivered on a specific deadline date. Each participant also had to review at least four […]


Flash Fiction Post 59 Getting to Know Each Other

Hi everyone. Better late than never!!! I have been somewhat distracted this week so my schedule was totally mashed. But I did manage to write installment eight of the serialized novel ‘Forced Removal’.  The more I look at that title, the less I like it. Any suggestions for a better one will be gratefully received. Installment eight is called Getting to Know Each Other. Read all the Flash Fiction stories and “Thoughts for the Day” […]


Flash Fiction Post 58 – The Team Gets Organized

Morning all. Here’s a bonus for the New Year. It is installment seven of the serialized novel ‘Forced Removal’. (If anyone has a suggestion for a better Title, please let me know.) It’s called The Team Gets Organized. Read all the Flash Fiction stories and “Thoughts for the Day” on Dave’s Blog. Remember that you can now sign up to my VIP Readers’ Group on the Dave Macfie Stories fan page on Facebook. Look at […]


Flash Fiction Post 57 – We Meet Again

Hi everyone. I hope you all had a fantastic festive season and great holidays if you were able to get away. I went to Mozambique and did some scuba diving. But, now that the silly season is over, I have to go back to work so here is my first short story of the year. In my Flash Fiction post number 50 (Published 9/10/17),  I gave you a story called ‘Close Encounter’ in which eight […]


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 […]