‘Young and Menace’-FFF40

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The Flash Fiction Foray is a weekly event run here at The Book Blogger.

This week’s edition will be on (drumroll please)… Fall Out Boy’s new song Young and Menace. This is quite a different song from the last few weeks; but I couldn’t help loving the bass drop – make sure to turn up the volume… Feel free to base responses of anything to do with the song, I always enjoy any different takes! If you want to read previous challenges and responses, click here.

If you missed the previous challenge on Kodaline’s Everything Works Out in the End, take a look at the responses here.

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Flash Fiction Foray-‘Everything Works Out in the End’

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Derived from an image that is © Nevit Dilmen

It’s that time of week again, and this week there are six superb entries to take a look at, based on Kodaline’s Everything Works Out in the End-go to the link for the song. Continue reading

Book review: the gripping true WWII spy story ‘Double Cross’

As Ben Macintyre points out in Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies, the relationship between cricket (that most English of sports) and spying (at which the British have always excelled) is deep-rooted and unique. Something about the game attracts the sort of mind also drawn to the secret worlds of intelligence and counter-intelligence ­— for both are complex tests of brain and brawn, high-stakes games of honour and ruthless good manners interwoven with trickery, dependent on minute gradations of physics and psychology interwoven with tea breaks.

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‘Everything Works Out in the End’-FFF 39

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Derived from an image that is © Nevit Dilmen

The Flash Fiction Foray is a weekly event run here at The Book Blogger.

This week’s edition will be on (drumroll please)… Kodaline’s Everything Works Out in the End. Feel free to base responses of anything to do with the song, I always enjoy any different takes! If you want to read previous challenges and responses, click here.

If you missed the previous challenge on Benjamin Wallfisch & Disa’s New World Coming, take a look at the responses here.

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Flash Fiction Foray-‘New World Coming’

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It’s that time of week again, and this week there are six superb entries to take a look at, based on Benjamin Walllfisch & Disa’s New World Cominggo to the link for the song. Continue reading

Book review: ‘Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death’

Reading James Runcie’s Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death reminded me of three classical detectives of fiction – Sherlock Holmes, Inspector Morse, and Father Brown. In the nature of the short stories, which toy with the predominant format in similar stories of an unseen murder, investigation, and denouement, I felt some of Conan Doyle; in the setting of a rural and academic Cambridge, alongside the highly educated nature of the protagonist I felt definite echoes of Dexter; and in the ecclesiastical, gentle, and easygoing nature of the stories I felt reverberations from Chesterton. Runcie’s collection of six short(ish) stories was highly enjoyable, a nice armchair read with a good bit of character development – albeit requiring what Coleridge called a ‘willing suspension of disbelief’.

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‘New World Coming’-FFF 38

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The Flash Fiction Foray is a weekly event run here at The Book Blogger.

This week’s edition will be on (drumroll please)… Benjamin Wallfisch & Disa’s New World Coming, as suggested by Julie. Feel free to base responses of anything to do with the song, I always enjoy any different takes! If you want to read previous challenges and responses, click here.

If you missed the previous challenge on Lana Del Rey’s Once Upon A Dream, take a look at the responses here.

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Flash Fiction Foray – ‘Once Upon A Dream’

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It’s that time of week again, and this week there are six superb entries to take a look at, based on Lana Del Rey’s Once Upon A Dream. We are also delighted to welcome a couple of newcomers to the event, Julie from ‘The Indecisive Eejit’; and ‘Actual conversations with my husband’ (who wrote two responses!). Hopefully they both enjoyed it and please make sure to take a look at their replies. Continue reading

Whoops…

I realised yesterday that it was, in fact, Saturday, and not Friday as I had thought. Given that Friday is my usual posting day, I thought there was no harm in saving the post for next week. I have reviews of Ben Macintyre’s Double Cross: The True Story of D-Day Spies and James Runcie’s Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death lined up; along with something very special: I asked some of my favourite bloggers a few questions, and will amalgamate their responses into a post soon.

In other news, the Flash Fiction Foray round up on ‘Once Upon A Dream’ is coming tomorrow, there are currently six responses (with two newcomers!) – but it’s not too late to write your take…