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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 […]


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. […]