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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…… […]


Flash Fiction Post 99 – The Felcan Distraction

Morning All. This morning I have a little bit of fun to offer as my story for this week. And I mean ‘a little bit’. This story was my 12 in 12 entry for July 2018. And the ‘little bit’ was that it had to be only 300 words long. Do you know how difficult it is to write a whole story in so few words? It’s said that a long story takes a long […]


Flash Fiction Post 98 – The Wild Frontier

Afternoon Everybody. Finally the advance team is able to leave Genesis and head for the site for Newtown in Baltra. This episode of the “Forced Removal” story is called The Wild Frontier. 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 sign up to my VIP Readers’ Group on the Dave Macfie Stories fan page on Facebook. Look […]


Flash Fiction Post 97 – Go to Hell

Hi everyone. I have been working on the next installment of the serialized novel but it’s not done yet so today I have another story from 12 in 12 – my entry for June 2018. The ‘prompt’ for this story was ‘Forbidden Places’ and it had to be 1800 words long. It’s one of my satirical stories so I hope it makes you think and smile at least a little bit. Enjoy! The story is […]


Flash Fiction Post 96 – John Doe

Hi everyone. Today I have another story from 12 in 12 – my entry for May 2018. The ‘prompt’ for this story was ‘Distinctive Markings’ and it had to be 1200 words long. It’s one of my Detective Fletcher stories so enjoy. The story is called John Doe. Go to the website at 12 in 12 and check it out. Maybe you’ll be inspired to write some stories of your own. It’s a lot of […]


Flash Fiction Post 95 – Ramping Up and Moving On

Afternoon Everybody. With the arrival of more ships of humans and close to eight thousand refugees from Taurus, activity focuses on settling everybody, completing the public works and infrastructure and planning the next project. This episode of the “Forced Removal” story is called Ramping Up and Moving On. 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 sign […]


Flash Fiction Post 94 – That is the Question

Hi everyone. The boy is back in town after my short holiday. Sunday was a non-day, recuperating from a twenty hour trip resulting in a very late night on Saturday. Monday was catch up day and today I’m able to write again. First I have another story from 12 in 12 – my entry for April 2018. The ‘prompt’ for this story was ‘Buy or Sell’ and it had to be 750 words long. It’s […]


Flash Fiction Post 93 – Dark and Dangerous

Hi everyone. I’m off on holiday later today. I’ll be away until 14th October so there will be no posts for the rest of this week or next week. Instead, here’s a bonus for this week. The story was my 12 in 12 entry for March 2018. The ‘prompt’ for this story was ‘The Celebration’ and it had to be 2500 words long. The story is called Dark and Dangerous. Go to the website at […]


Flash Fiction Post 92 – Population Explosion

Afternoon Everybody. Sorry for last week – I had an urgent task to prepare the documentation needed to register my wife’s company for VAT. But now back to the continuing story of the humans taken to terraform the new planet Androm. As the arrival of more ships of humans and close to eight thousand refugees from Taurus, looms ever closer, there is frantic activity aimed at being ready for this influx.  This episode of the […]


Flash Fiction Post 91 – Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way

Afternoon everyone. I’ve told you before that, last year, I participated in a writing challenge called 12 in 12, and I also mentioned that I was going to try again this year. The story for today was my entry for January 2018. The ‘prompt’ for this story was ‘The Bridge’ and it had to be exactly 1200 words long. The story is called Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way. Go to the website at […]


Flash Fiction Post 90 – The Real Work Starts

Afternoon Everybody. The Humans from ship one begin their new life in earnest. The magnitude of the project becomes fully understood and the planning now extends to the rest of the planet. This chapter in their adventure is called The Real Work Starts. 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 sign up to my VIP Readers’ […]


Flash Fiction Post 89 – Monster

Morning all. This week’s story is, once again a bit longer than a typical Flash Fiction story. It features a whole new group of characters and I used a prompt to get me started. The prompt was ‘monster’. I didn’t have any ideas to start with so it became a bit of a challenge. But then I had a faint idea and once I got going I got into a bit of a groove. I […]


Flash Fiction Post 88 – Consolidation

Afternoon Everybody. The Humans from ship one are now on Androm and their new life begins with a day of preparation for the immediate future. This chapter in their adventure is called Consolidation. 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 sign up to my VIP Readers’ Group on the Dave Macfie Stories fan page on Facebook. […]


Flash Fiction Post 87 – The New Gordian Knot

Morning all. This week’s story is a bit longer than a typical Flash Fiction story. It features my detective character, Fletcher, in a rather different case than those that have gone before. It came from another random thought that popped into my head. From nothing at all I thought of the term ‘Gordian knot’. I couldn’t even remember what it meant and had to look it up. Once I had been reminded it turned into […]


Flash Fiction Post 86 – Androm

Morning all. The serialized novel, “Forced Removal” reaches a milestone today. The abducted humans on ship one finally reach their destination in the Tau Ceti solar system – the planet Androm. Not surprisingly, therefore, this 21st installment is called Androm. Read all the Messages to Government, Flash Fiction stories and “Thoughts for the Day” on Dave’s Blog or Dave’s Blog Archives. What did you all think of my messages to government and my new thoughts? […]


Flash Fiction Post 85 – Life after Death

Morning all. This week I had a random idea that turned into a story. I’m not sure where it came from but I followed the urge. (And it was a challenge to see where it took me!)  I hope you enjoy it and that it will make you contemplate life’s mysteries. The story is called Life after Death. Read all the Flash Fiction stories and “Thoughts for the Day” on Dave’s Blog or Dave’s Blog […]


Flash Fiction Post 84 – A Huge Breakthrough

Morning all. I’m pretty organized this week so I’m off to a flying start. Here’s installment 20 of “Forced Removal”. This installment is called, A Huge Breakthrough. Read all the Messages to Government, Flash Fiction stories and “Thoughts for the Day” on Dave’s Blog or Dave’s Blog Archives. What did you all think of my first message to government? Remember that you can now sign up to my VIP Readers’ Group on the Dave Macfie […]


Flash Fiction Post 83 – Dragon

Hi. This week I thought to try another new topic. I’ve never attempted a story about dragons before. So I decided that I should try one of those. I hope you enjoy it. The story is simply called Dragon. Read all the Flash Fiction stories and “Thoughts for the Day” on Dave’s Blog or Dave’s Blog Archives. Now, I’ve been talking, for a while about new things coming soon. First, I have decided to relaunch […]


Flash Fiction Post 82 – Threading a Needle

Hi Everybody. Here’s installment 19 of “Forced Removal”. This installment is called, Threading a Needle. Read all the Flash Fiction stories and “Thoughts for the Day” on Dave’s Blog or Dave’s Blog Archives. As to the additions to the Blog – I’ve been working on a couple of ideas, which are nearly ready but I’d prefer to bring things you would like to read. Please send me suggestions and I’ll do some of your requests […]