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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 […]


Flash Fiction Post 111 – Communication.

Afternoon all. I have been in Cape Town since yesterday and I have been busy with the next installment of “Forced Removal”. In this chapter, the Baltra survey team turn their attention to the problem of making contact with the sapient beings they found there. This installment is called Communication. Read 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 110 – Bite the Bullet

Afternoon All. This week I decided to return to my Detective Fletcher character. He’s working on a tricky case so the story is a bit longer than the other stories. Hope that doesn’t detract from your enjoyment. The story is called Bite the Bullet. 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 now sign up to my VIP […]


Flash Fiction Post 109 – We Saved the Best for Last

Morning Everybody. This week I decided to complete a sequence of stories that I have written about Fairies at the bottom of the garden. They feature Tony, a rather shy and lonely eight year old who finds fascination and excitement in nature. If you wish to remind yourself of what has come before, you will find the three previous stories in my Blog archives as follows: Story One – Close Encounter, published in Flash Fiction […]


Flash Fiction post 108 – Re-evaluation

Afternoon all. I have been quite busy since I last spoke to you all. (Including last weekend in Cape Town) So I have written the latest installment of Forced Removal over several days. Jamie, Robert and Laura report back on their findings on Baltra and this results in a re-evaluation of the surveys and the terms of reference of the study on Baltra. Not surprisingly therefor, this installment is called Re-evaluation. Read all the Messages […]


Flash Fiction Post 107 – Only the Good Die Young

Afternoon all. Nearly back to normal after the break and back to work. It’s taken me a couple of days to reset my brain and get my paperwork back in order so now I’ve got another story for you. It’s my final 12 in 12 entry for 2018 – a return to my James Blind, the Man from AUNTI character. This is a thriller with a nasty twist in the end and I had 1200 […]


Flash Fiction Post 106 – Look Before You Leap

Hi Everyone. Hope you all had a great Christmas and an even better New Year. I wish you all everything of the best for 2019. I’m just back from a short holiday in Cape Town where I though nothing about writing or posting or anything to do with blogs. Some of you will be back at work already so in your honor I’ve done some work also. Here’s story for this week. It’s my 12 […]


Flash Fiction Post 105 – Trouble at Home

Afternoon all. Hope you had a great Christmas and seriously overindulged. Today I have the next installment of Forced Removal. Jamie, Robert and Laura are interrupted at a particularly interesting point in their field trip. Trouble at Genesis requires their immediate return. This installment is called Trouble at Home. Read 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 104 – Future Earnings

Hi Everyone. Welcome to the “Silly Season”, when everybody spends too much money, parties too much and gets to January wondering how they will make it to next pay day! Just in case you have some time on your hands, while you recover a little here is my story for this week. It’s my 12 in 12 entry for October 2018 – a futuristic fantasy that had to be 1250 words long. The ‘prompt’ for […]


Flash Fiction Post 103 – Curious and Even More Curious

Afternoon All. This week I have been caught up in the frantic chores leading up to the festive season. So I haven’t had much time to write. But better late than never so today I have the next installment of Forced Removal. Jamie, Robert and Laura are continuing with their field trip to study the fauna and flora of Baltra. They find some surprising plants and animals but an even bigger surprise awaits. This episode […]


Flash Fiction Post 102 – If at First You Don’t Succeed

Hi Everyone. I returned yesterday from a short trip to Cape Town. Now I’m back in Joburg and enjoying (?) load shedding (Isn’t Eskom useless?) and Water shutdowns for maintenance. What fun we have. Today, I sat down to catch up with all the things that stopped while I was away. My story for this week, is my 12 in 12 entry for September 2018. It’s a futuristic fantasy that had to be 1250 words […]


Flash Fiction Post 101 – Ignorance is Bliss

Hi Everyone. This week I have been very busy trying to complete the 2017/2018 financial accounts for my wife, Sandi’s business. There’s a lot to do so I haven’t had much time to write. So today, as my story for this week, I have another of my 12 in 12 stories. This story was my entry for August 2018. It had to be 1200 words long. The ‘prompt’ for this story was ‘I never knew…… […]