Category: Members Work

May 03

Wasted Lives

Wasted Lives A short story by Ann Collins The house stared at her with blank eyes, bleary with an accumulation of grime. Paint peeled forlornly from the front door, the tarnished knocker askew. Emma trod gingerly along the path, negotiating the tangled weeds. She fished the keys from her bag, took a deep breath and …

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Apr 27

Outline for a novel: ONE WEEK

Outline for a Novel ONE WEEK   by Chris Want Chris’s entry in the ‘Write an outline for a novel’ competition, ONE WEEK, plots a powerful tale of two women by showing us one week in their lives from the perspective of each of them.   The novel covers one week in the lives of …

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Apr 22

The Clerical Detective.

The Clerical Detective                                                             by Ray Targett The Clerical Detective is Ray’s Entry in the ‘write an outline for a novel’ competition, March 2016, organised by Lanzarote …

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Mar 28

Still Chasing That Rhyme

STILL CHASING THAT RHYME by Norman Warwick ‘Still Chasing That Rhyme’ is Norman’s entry for the ‘outline for a novel in 500 words’ competition, judged by author Harry Dunn. Norman has the background knowledge and experience to make this a social history charting the development of popular music, hooked onto a strong story line and …

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Mar 21

‘Write an outline for a novel’

‘Write an outline for a novel’ Competition    Following a most interesting and enjoyable visit by author Harry Dunn, to our writing group in February 2016, we prevailed upon him to judge a writing competition to write an outline for a novel. The idea for this came out of his talk in which one of …

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Feb 22

HOLY WAR by Chris Want

  HOLY WAR by Chris Want     I’d spent the night in the watch house Damp of foot, driven mad by louse Longing for light, yet when it came Battle commenced, always the same. Pure Hell this was, day after day. Yet for us there was no other way.   ***   Religious leaders …

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Feb 04

Poetry Competition Finalist!

Poetry Competition Finalist!   This Poem by a Lanzarote Creative Writing Group member was a poetry competition finalist. Leigh Whiting’s poem ‘Reverent Salutations to the Seasons’ was the runner up in The Writing Magazine poetry competition. The theme was ‘Seasons’. Leigh also writes short stories and is a keen member of the writing group. Reverent …

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Jan 31

Poem by Ray Targett: Loneliness

Poem by Ray Targett: Loneliness   This is a reflective poem relating to ageing and loneliness … Loneliness Old man, old man, all alone, Sit you yet in your humble home? Dreaming of childhood, adolescence, Your life past, your life present. Friendships made, friendships lost, You were never one to count the cost. There’s no loving …

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Jan 31

Poem by Ray Targett: London’s Died

Poem by Ray Targett: London’s Died Ganja ganja ganja dealers Crackheads Smack heads True Childhood stealers London streets Paved with gold Not for The poor and old. bankers wined bankers dined In the city pockets  lined Corporate greed redefined The Windsor clan Saviour of the upper classes Viewing life Through  rose tint glasses Opiate to …

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Jan 26

Greengage farm

  Greengage Farm. Greengage farm is a short story that came out of one of our writing sessions: ‘Keep it Short’ Written by Ray Targett What a load of old tosh, what a pathetic superstition, the vicissitudes of life grinding him exceeding small, despite his unshakeable belief in the talismanic icon which adorned the stable …

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