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Flash Fiction Post 131 – Seeing is Believing

Afternoon all. Here’s the promised story about Megalodon that I told you about earlier this week. And to give you another idea of the size of this shark, I attach a picture of a life size reconstruction of its jaws that is mounted outside U-Shaka Marine World in Durban. The young lady in the picture is Kerry, one of my daughters. She is 1.73 m tall. The story is called Seeing is Believing. Hope you […]


Flash Fiction Post 130 – Get it out of Your System

Morning all. I’ve been trying to come up with a story for this week for the last couple of days, but with no ideas. Then, this morning I woke up with a story in my head. Weird, right? Anyway, as soon as it got light I sat down and got busy.  The story is called Get it Out of Your System. Hope you enjoy. Find all the Messages to Government, Flash Fiction stories and “Thoughts […]


Flash Fiction Post 129 – Barking up the Wrong Tree

Hello folks. Here’s a bonus story for this week. It’s one I’m fairly pleased with. I enjoyed writing it and I hope you enjoy reading it. The story is called Barking up the Wrong Tree. Find all the Messages to Government, Flash Fiction stories and “Thoughts for the Day” on Dave’s Blog or Dave’s Blog Archives. Remember that you can now sign up to my VIP Readers’ Group on the Dave Macfie Stories fan page […]


Flash Fiction Post 128 – The Power of Creation

Morning Readers. My serialized novel, “Forced Removal” is entering its final stages.  All the Taurian population has been migrated to Androm and the Ring project has reached its half-way point. Jamie and his team discuss the way forward and have decisions to make. This episode of the story is called The Power of Creation. Find all the Messages to Government, Flash Fiction stories and “Thoughts for the Day” on Dave’s Blog or Dave’s Blog Archives. […]


Flash Fiction Post 127 – You Can Take a Horse to Water…

Hello folks. My story for this week is a sequel to the Story “Dragon” that I published in Blog Post 83 on 16/7/2018. You can check it out in the Archives if you want a reminder. Today’s story is called You Can Take a Horse to Water… Find all the Messages to Government, Flash Fiction stories and “Thoughts for the Day” on Dave’s Blog or Dave’s Blog Archives. Remember that you can now sign up […]


Flash Fiction Post 126 – Ups and Downs

Morning Readers. My serialized novel, “Forced Removal” is entering its final stages.  Jamie, with a reduced team, takes on responsibility for the oversight of the Ring Continent’s remodeling project. Not far into it, he discovers that everything won’t always go according to plan. This episode of the story is called Ups and Downs. Find all the Messages to Government, Flash Fiction stories and “Thoughts for the Day” on Dave’s Blog or Dave’s Blog Archives. Remember […]


Flash Fiction Post 125 – Set a Thief to Catch a Thief

Hi everybody. This week I welcome back my intrepid spy/assassin, James Blind, the Man from AUNTI. In this story Blind must uncover and neutralize a threat to all employees of the AUNTI organization. The story title is Set a Thief to Catch a Thief. Find all the Messages to Government, Flash Fiction stories and “Thoughts for the Day” on Dave’s Blog or Dave’s Blog Archives. Remember that you can now sign up to my VIP […]


Flash Fiction Post 124 – Color Me Purple

Hi everybody. Here’s a bonus story for this week. It’s a fantasy written in response to the prompt “New Me”. And it’s completely different from a lot of my other stuff. The story title is Color Me Purple. Find all the Messages to Government, Flash Fiction stories and “Thoughts for the Day” on Dave’s Blog or Dave’s Blog Archives. Remember that you can now sign up to my VIP Readers’ Group on the Dave Macfie […]


Flash Fiction Post 123 – Skeletons in the Closet

Morning everyone. This week I’ve got a macabre little story for you. It deals with the situation of an old man living alone and becoming obsessed with tidiness and secrets. The story is called Skeletons in the Closet. Find all the Messages to Government, Flash Fiction stories and “Thoughts for the Day” on Dave’s Blog or Dave’s Blog Archives. Remember that you can now sign up to my VIP Readers’ Group on the Dave Macfie […]


Flash Fiction Post 122 – The Ring Continent

Afternoon all. Today, I once more return to the serialized novel, “Forced Removal”.  Jamie and his team embark on the complete survey of the ring continent and the preparation of maps to provide images of their findings. They then meet to discuss their findings and the implications of these. This chapter is called The Ring Continent. Find all the Messages to Government, Flash Fiction stories and “Thoughts for the Day” on Dave’s Blog or Dave’s […]


Flash Fiction Post 121 – Get a Taste of Your Own Medicine

Morning everyone. This week I’m bringing back Detective Fletcher with another murder mystery. Already up to his eyeballs in work, Fletcher told to drop everything when a great friend of the Commissioner of Police dies in suspicious circumstances. The story is called Get a Taste of Your Own Medicine. Find all the Messages to Government, Flash Fiction stories and “Thoughts for the Day” on Dave’s Blog or Dave’s Blog Archives. Remember that you can now […]


Flash Fiction Post 120 – Bolt from the Blue

Morning everyone. This week I thought about what might happen if a guy had a run of unexpected things happening to him. The story is called Bolt from the Blue. Find all the Messages to Government, Flash Fiction stories and “Thoughts for the Day” on Dave’s Blog or Dave’s Blog Archives. Remember that you can now sign up to my VIP Readers’ Group on the Dave Macfie Stories fan page on Facebook. Look at the […]


Flash Fiction Post 119 – Hang in There

Morning everyone. My story for this week is a mixture of fact and fiction. The characters are all fictional and so is the story. But many of the details are real. All the display teams exist and are registered with the British Parachute Association. The army locations are real as is the process for joining the Parachute Regiment and rising to entry into the Red Devils display team. The story is called Hang in There. […]


Flash Fiction Post 118 – Beginnings’ End

Afternoon all. Today I once more return to the serialized novel, “Forced Removal”. The initial stages of the Androm project are complete, or in progress, and that frees up Jamie and his team to tackle the most difficult part of the settlement of Androm – the transformation of the Ring Continent from a forbidding desert to a habitable landmass. To paraphrase a quotation from Winston Churchill – “this is not the end. It is not […]


Flash Fiction Post 117 – The Elephant in the Room

Morning Readers. Today I’m delivering my hardest story to write so far. I got the idea but didn’t know anything about the topic. So, I’ve been researching like crazy and then trying to make a story out of it.  The result is a real life thriller called The Elephant in the Room. Enjoy! Read all the Flash Fiction stories, “Messages to Government” and “Thoughts for the Day” on Dave’s Blog or Dave’s Blog Archives. Remember […]


Flash Fiction Post 116 – Frantic Activity

Morning Everybody. Today I return to the serialized novel, “Forced Removal”. In this chapter, the preparation on Androm intensifies as the crisis on Taurus worsens. And the Baltra survey team must solve the problem of the second band of sapient beings they found there.  This leads everyone to Frantic Activity. Find all the Messages to Government, Flash Fiction stories and “Thoughts for the Day” on Dave’s Blog or Dave’s Blog Archives. Remember that you can […]


Flash Fiction Post 115 – A Perfect Storm

Afternoon all. Yes, I’m still alive. I’ve been busy with other things and lost my motivation to write for a while. But it’s back and I’m ready to go again. My story today is a thriller I think but it could be a crime story. The title is A Perfect Storm. Read all the Flash Fiction stories, “Messages to Government” and “Thoughts for the Day” on Dave’s Blog or Dave’s Blog Archives. Remember that you […]


Flash Fiction Post 114 – The Best of Both Worlds

Morning everyone. I have been taking a rest from writing due to pressures of other things. But this week I decided to go back to it again. My story today is a fantasy – mt favorite genre. I hope you like it The title is The Best of Both Worlds. Read all the Flash Fiction stories, “Messages to Government” and “Thoughts for the Day” on Dave’s Blog or Dave’s Blog Archives. Remember that you can […]


Flash Fiction Post 113 – It Takes One to Know One

Morning everyone. I hope you’re having a great weekend. Mine’s been mixed. The Lions lost and so did the Blitzboks, but Federer and Man U both won. On average that’s… well, average! And it’s better late than never for my story this week. I’ve been tangled up last week with Vat Returns and Provisional tax payments and getting all my paperwork ready to capture the 2018/19 financials for my wife’s company. So writing has been […]


Flash Fiction Post 112 – Hidden Challenges

Morning Everybody. I have been in Cape Town from last week Tuesday until yesterday and I have been busy with the next installment of “Forced Removal”. In this chapter, the Baltra survey team make contact with the sapient beings they found there. These people prove to be intellectually much more advanced than expected. This, together with certain other things lead to Hidden Challenges. Find all the Messages to Government, Flash Fiction stories and “Thoughts for […]