This week’s mega short-story challenge

This week’s writing challenge revolves around a photo I took of a shunting locomotive near Napier harbour. Use the photo to inspire a 150-200 word super-short story – a proper one, with beginning, middle, end and punchline (all super-short stories gotta have a punchline) – and post it on your blog, with the prompt photo and a link… More This week’s mega short-story challenge

The centenary of Chunuk Bair reminds us it’s time to re-think New Zealand’s history. Again.

Four generations have been born in the century – this weekend – since New Zealand forces struggled to the top of Chunuk Bair, then a bare mountain range in the centre of the Gallipoli peninsula. They had come there from the uttermost ends of the Earth – a symbol of the way in which industrial… More The centenary of Chunuk Bair reminds us it’s time to re-think New Zealand’s history. Again.

This week’s mega short-story challenge

This week’s writing challenge is from a photo I took of the inter-island ferry Aratere that plies between Wellington and Picton. Use the photo to inspire a 150-200 word super-short story – a proper one, with beginning, middle, end and punchline (all super-short stories gotta have a punchline) – and post it on your blog, with the prompt… More This week’s mega short-story challenge