Creative writing: The Car Boot Sale

Car boot sale stock image (Snappy Goat)

Bargain-hunters encircle Mike as he opens his car boot and begins setting up his stall, like vultures around a young wildebeest in the Serengeti.

Here is fresh blood, unlike at the neighbouring pitch where George is laying out the same old ornaments he brings – and takes home … Read the rest

Story: What’s in Store?

Today is National Writing Day – a celebration of the pleasure and power of creative writing – so I’m sharing a short story I wrote a while ago. The challenge was to write a story within a certain word limit, using dialogue only. I hope you enjoy it.

“Good afternoon, Mrs Fletcher. How are you … Read the rest

Top 10 movies for dog lovers

A Dog’s Journey, the sequel to the heart-warming film A Dog’s Purpose, is released in the UK on Friday (May 3). Unsurprisingly, it looks from the trailer like it’s going to be pretty similar to the first film. Watching it will undoubtedly be a popular choice for people looking for something to do over the … Read the rest