Leave No Reindeer Behind by Gavin Biddlecombe   Santa’s muscles tensed, fighting the freezing gale biting its way to bare skin through the holes of his heavy red jacket. “Keep going,” he screamed. Tired hands gripped the reigns, steering what was left of his reindeer into the oncoming blizzard. He glanced over his shoulder and, […]

Locked Out By Gavin Biddlecombe   “Come on guys, open up.” Neil stood on the platform outside of the sealed door, speaking to the inhabitants through his radio. “This isn’t funny anymore.” “What’s the password?” said one voice, distorted by the electronic hardware. “I’m not playing this game again. Let me in or I’m telling.” “Ooh, […]

  Seasons at Play was submitted to Christopher Fielden’s latest volume of Nonsensically Challenged (Vol. 3), with a 200 word limit.     Seasons at Play By Gavin Biddlecombe   “It doesn’t matter what happens beyond this point,” said Summer, admiring the line he had drawn across the sand. “The minute it’s crossed, that’s it.” […]

I get a bit of a ribbing from my wife at times that I’m a “How To” kind of person, where I have a habit of reading How To books when I try something new but then again it’s also my way of understanding and getting to know how a process works. I mentioned in […]

To complete a trilogy of latest releases, first Adverbially Challenged, Vol. 3 and Tritely Challenged, Vol.1 comes release of anthology Nonsensically Challenged, Vol. 2, which hosts 100 of the most nonsensical works of flash fiction by 100 authors. This time, Trampoline makes an appearance in the second, of hopefully many, volumes containing witty and amusing nonsense riddled stories, […]

Hot on the heals of the release of anthology Adverbially Challenged Volume 3 comes Tritely Challenged Volume 1, which hosts 100 of the most cliched works of flash fiction by 100 authors. This time, Every Cloud… makes an appearance in the first, of hopefully many, volumes containing witty and amusing cliche-riddled stories. It is due […]

Mosey by Gavin Biddlecombe Hank drew at Champion’s reigns, directing him to the boisterous saloon, dismounted and moseyed up to the swinging doors, spurs clinking with each step. The din settled within as the punters paused to examine their newest guest, silhouetted at the entrance. Hank ignored the rank, stale smell of sweat as he […]