Fiction Friday – Dark Thoughts

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Hello all, it’s Fiction Friday time again. This is my weekly project in which I attempt to write a 1000-1500 word story every Friday. I hope you enjoy!
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Why there was no Fiction Friday this week.

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If you’ve been following this blog you’ll know that I’m currently enjoying a project in which I try to write a short piece of fiction every Friday. For the last few weeks these posts have been some of my only updates here as I’ve been working hard getting the latest Timewasters story ready for publication. Last week, however, there was no Fiction Friday story because I picked up a pretty nasty viral infection and spent most of Friday coughing and feeling sorry for myself. I’m still trying to shake it, but I’m feeling a lot better now. I know a lot of you enjoy ready my little Friday stories and the original plan was to write a late piece of Sunday afternoon but I’d just fallen behind on too many things. There’ll be a new Fiction Friday story at the end of this week, and I apologise again for skipping last week, but hopefully this will be the only time that happens.

Thanks for reading,

Owen.

Fiction Friday – Hope

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It’s Fiction Friday again. The weekly project in which I attempt to plan, write, rewrite and publish a 1000-1500 word short story every friday. 
Enjoy!
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Fiction Friday – The Cat

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Another week, another Fiction Friday. This is my weekly project in which I attempt to plan, write, rewrite and publish a 1000 to 1500 word story every week. I’ve been doing this for a month now and it’s really been a lot of fun. 

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My Favourite Posts of 2012.

Cadbury's Favourites2012 was a good year for me. I took my first big steps as a writer, started this blog and got a lot done in my personal life. The blog has been one of my proudest achievements and I’ve written some things that I’m really happy with. I’m not a big fan of all that New Year’s retrospective stuff, but I have been meaning to look back over 2012 and talk about some of my favourite posts. As we’re into February now, this is probably my last chance.

So here goes, these are a few of the posts I’m most proud of from 2012.

Why I Write Science Fiction – A little piece from when I started coming to terms with my “science fiction author” label.

The Five Bests (And Worst) Time Travellers – I don’t really do these Top Five lists anymore, but they were always fun to write up. This was my favourite.

What We Can Really Learn From the Mayans – This little post was an observation on all the Mayan apocalypse hysteria.

Iron Man – This didn’t technically hit my blog until a couple of days into 2013, but it was written before that so I’m including it on the list. Iron Man was a personal story about my Dad, my first Christmas present, and gender.

The UK’s Growing Religious Right.

HowWouldJesusVoteHere’s a very interesting article  in The Guardian’s Comment is Free section. I’ve discussed this a little before, but I think it’s very interesting that this follows the dramatic drop of religious belief in the census. The pattern seems to be that religious conservatism hardens as overall numbers fall. The problem is that the fanatics tend to shout louder than the majority. Eventually you end up with something like present day America where Christianity has completely dominated the political system and an atheist doesn’t stand a chance in an election.