“Fiction In A Flash Challenge” Week #11 NEW Image Prompt. @pursoot #IARTG #ASMSG #WritingCommunity.

Mae Clair needs no introduction – powerouse that she is! But, if you haven’t popped by her blog in a few days, you’ll be missing out on this piece of exquisite flash fiction. Get along and check it out!

From the Pen of Mae Clair

Happy Wednesday! I am back again and participating in the Flash Fiction challenge Suzanne Burke has shared on her blog. This is my third week in a row, and I’m having a blast enjoying these prompts. Below is the photo for this week and my take on it!

Waterfall spilling into verdant valley, stark, barren, leafless tree in foregroundMrs. Conway

Jarrod Hamilton was not a rich man but considered himself a talented one. For the last eight years he’d made a living teaching the upper crust ladies of Victorian London the finer arts of painting with oils. During that time, he’d often had to bite his tongue rather than offer advice­. On other occasions, he fawned over inferior work all the while cringing at the substandard quality his students produced. But catering to delicate egos paid the bills and helped him maintain his lifestyle, mediocre as it was.

Perhaps that was why Mrs. Conway so surprised him. Unlike the other…

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Book Review – In Search of McDoogal – Mae Clair

'In Search of McDoogal' by Mae Clair is one heck of a hilarious ride. It reminded me of an episode of Fawlty Towers or Doc Martin in its zany antics and zinging back-and-forth dialogue. 'McDoogal' centers around hapless big-hearted Brady who accidently sells his girflfriend's most treasured painting (of her deceased cat McDoogal) to an … Continue reading Book Review – In Search of McDoogal – Mae Clair

Book Review – The Hat – C.S. Boyack

BEWARE, SPOILERS MAY LURK... Those of you who have been following my blog for a while know I like my fiction pretty dark. However, I do enjoy a good laugh (especially if the humour is pretty dark). So, when I finally got around to reading C.S. Boyack's 'The Hat', it didn't take more than the first few … Continue reading Book Review – The Hat – C.S. Boyack