10 Word Story

Hi Literary Gangsters. Oh, what’s been on my mind? Oh just letting lose on language, that’s all really. But sometimes it’s fun to keep things tight. I saw a prompt …

My Daughter Maggie

Maggie enjoyed dressing in blue denim overalls when she was small, they were just like mine. She liked to visit me in the shed while I worked on an engine …

City of 43 Angels

Facebook prompts memories of ‘this time last year’ or ‘this time five years ago’ and sometimes you get a sense of ‘shit, I forgot about that whole thing’ or ‘shit, …

NorthWrite 2018

The NorthWrite 2018 programme has been planned to give participants renewed energy and drive for their writing. Our presenters are all well-known within the New Zealand writing scene and we …

Long Beard

The rain subsided though water still covered the road, washing in to the gutters. Jemmie and I were looking to make shenanigans, since the pub had forced its lights and …

Small Things

A one-hundred word story. I’m cashing today’s sales at the bank. Five thousand and sixty-eight dollars. My finger tips steal over the notes. The lady at the teller, I recognise …

A Teacher’s Diary

I’m a teacher. High School, ages 11-18. The hormone raging years (for me and the students!). After what took me seven years of study because I worked and studied (and …