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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 […]


Flash Fiction Post 81 – Something New

Hello again. I’ve been in Cape Town since the middle of last week – half-half business and pleasure – so this is the first opportunity I’ve had to sit and write. I decided that I should try to stretch myself with a story on a topic I’ve never attempted before. Since I’m not really a romantic, I decided therefor that I should try a romance story. And because it’s a topic that new to me […]


Flash Fiction Post 80 – Genesis

Hello all. Sorry for no story last week. I have been working on the map that goes with today’s latest chapter of the serialized novel “Forced Removal”. This installment I’ve called, Genesis. 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 […]


Flash Fiction Post 79 – What Next

Hi there. Once more this week I have decided to return to a previous theme sequence for my story for this week. This is the third story in the sequence and the stories follow on from each other. If you’d like to catch up on the previous two the quickest way is to go to Dave’s Blog Archives Select the month in which the story was posted and scroll down until you find it. The […]


Flash Fiction Post 78 – Crisis upon Crisis

Hello all. Another busy week but here is installment 17 of the serialized novel “Forced Removal”. (I’m still looking for a better name for this book – please sent me suggestions!) I’ve called this chapter, Crisis upon Crisis. 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. I have several ideas for making it more interesting and I will add […]


Flash Fiction Post 77 – Better and Better

Hi there. Taking a hint from my story of the week before last, I revisited a sequence of stories about fairies at the bottom of the garden. The first, called “Close Encounter” was published in Flash Fiction Post 50, published 9/10/17. This was followed by “We Meet Again” from Post 57, published 8/1/18. If you want to read all the stories in the sequence you can find them in the archives. (See below) In the […]


Flash Fiction Post 76 – Win Some, Lose Some

Hello all. Busy week but here is installment 16 of the serialized novel “Forced Removal”. I’ve called it Win Some, Lose Some. The story is starting to develop now so keep up to date and 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 […]


Flash Fiction Post 75 – The Diamond Man

Hi there. Today I decided to return to my “Man from AUNTI” sequence for my story for this week. I have called this story The Diamond Man. 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 Dave Macfie […]


Flash Fiction Blog Post 74 – What’s in a Name

Hello again for today. I feel bad that I didn’t give you any stories last week so here’s an extra one for this week. It is the last of the stories I wrote for last year’s writing challenge, 12 in 12. If you are a reader or a writer and wish to have some fun, go to the website at 12 in 12 and get busy. The prompt for this story was “Joy” and it […]


Flash Fiction Post 73 – Arbitration and Reconciliation

Morning all. I had lots to do on return from Scotland so sorry for no stories last week. But here is chapter 15 of the serialized novel. It is called Arbitration and Reconciliation. The story is starting to develop now so keep up to date and 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 […]


Flash Fiction Post 72 – A Walk in the Sun

Morning All. I’m working on this post in Tayport, which is close to Dundee in the East of Scotland. I’m here visiting my sister. The morning is overcast, grey, cold and wet but the view from the river-facing windows is spectacular – out over the River Tay to the city of Dundee and the hills and woods beyond. Not more than 20 meters from the windows is Tayport’s marina, filled with yachts and motor boats. […]


Flash Fiction Post 71 – Jamie Takes Strain

Afternoon everybody. Here is chapter 14 of the serialized novel. It is called Jamie Takes Strain. 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 Dave Macfie Stories fan page on […]


Flash Fiction Post 70 – Dinner Party

Afternoon Everybody. Happy Family Day. Here’s my shortest story from last year’s writing challenge called 12 in 12. If you are a reader or a writer and wish to have some fun, go to the website at 12 in 12 and get busy. The prompt for this story was “She Never Wanted it Anyway” and it was to be 300 words exactly. It is called Dinner Party. Read all the Flash Fiction stories and “Thoughts […]


Flash Fiction Post 69 – Crisis Management

Afternoon everybody. This week I was asked why I write stories. So before I introduce you to my latest effort, let me try to answer that question. I didn’t read much as a child or a teenager. I was too busy outside, then with sports and academics. It was only in my early twenties that I discovered the joy of a good book. Now I read for relaxation and escapism. I love a book with […]


Flash Fiction Post 68 – The Icarus Agenda

Morning Everybody. Happy Human Rights Day. I hope you are all feeling relaxed and reading a great book. If not and you want something shorter here’s another story (my sixth from last year) from the writing challenge called 12 in 12. If you are a reader or a writer and wish to have some fun, go to the website at 12 in 12 and get busy. The prompt for this story was “Cut the Strings” […]


Flash Fiction Post 67 – The Commander Comes Clean

Afternoon all. I’m sorry that my story for this week is late. I had a small operation that threw my schedule out. But better late than never, so here is chapter 12 of the serialized novel, called The Commander Comes Clean. 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 […]


Flash Fiction Post 66 – Meeting of The Minds

Morning Everybody. Another story (my fifth from last year) from the writing challenge called 12 in 12. If you are a writer and wish to have some fun, go to the website at 12 in 12 and get busy. The prompt for this story was “Masterminds” and it was to be 1000 words exactly. It is called Meeting of The Minds. Read all the Flash Fiction stories and “Thoughts for the Day” on Dave’s Blog […]


Flash Fiction Post 65 – Life After Near Death

Morning Everyone. Here is chapter 11 of my serialized novel. It’s called Life After Near Death. 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 Dave Macfie Stories fan page on […]


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 […]