Daily Archives: July 26, 2013

FWF Free Write Fridays – Time and Place Scenario Prompt



This is my entry for FWF – Kellie Elmore’s Free- Write Friday challenge. Last week we all enjoyed writing the time and place prompt. This week we have another one;

It’s high noon. Sun blazing. You awake in a field and birds are pecking your skin… GO!

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It took a while for Jimmy to come round and when he did he wished he had remained unconscious! Birds were swarming around him like something out of a Hitchcock film. He managed to muster the strength to roll onto his front. He had to protect his eyes from the pecking birds.

The mad farmer had obviously fed them on something they shouldn’t have had. Cannibal birds, he had heard of them nesting around these parts.

Jimmy mustered up his strength, began to tense and relax his muscles, he had no idea how long he had been under. Eventually when he felt a few birds fly away, unable to penetrate his leathers. He mustered up his strength and in one swift flapping movement he rose up like a giant. Ear piercing squawks reverberated around the sun scorched skies as the cannibal birds fled over the corn crop, Jim ran in the opposite direction.

He would have to rethink Operation Scarecrow, this old man had far more back-up than he had expected.

Friday Fictioneers – Valentine


This is my entry to Rochelle’s wonderful Friday Fictioneers this week. Click the button to find out more and read some great flash fiction!


Copyright - Douglas M. MacIlroy

Four Years single, Nancy schemed to find the best way to avoid the mush. Now she was a girlfriend. Ironic. George was understanding of her plan.

She flew out to the Island the next day. Nancy decided she needed to mark the occasion by doing something spectacular. She followed the tourist trail to the dormant volcano.

It was an amazing experience! Despite the worrying notices stating potential eruption!

Claiming her certificate she felt great, alone but not lonely. She couldn’t wait to get back to the hotel to email George. This was one Valentine she’d always remember! The Volcano one!


Stunt Writing Gratitude Journal Day 5#



Gratitude 5#

I am grateful for sunny mornings and sharing coffee with Mr G* in the garden.

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* We have a day of sorting the house together.