The third volume of fifty flash fictions and longer short stories featured on Morgen Bailey's blog, http://morgenbailey.wordpress.com. Written from different prompts, and published at 5pm daily from June 2012. Other volumes available. Stories in these collections vary in length and genre.
Here we have neighbourhood watch, chalk and fromage, a picture on a mantelpiece, , a whooshing sound. We meet a daddy’s girl, a cry baby, Dad’s Army, a borrowed dog, an African grey parrot, amateur actors, and others who don’t listen, are doing their best, feel stupid, or should have knocked. The stories are: Two short (551 words), Dog collar (60), Just like Christmas (213), He doesn’t look right (133), Neighbourhood Watch (219), Daddy’s girl (200), Red suit and all (150), African grey blues (360), Cry Baby (284), Chalk and fromage (part 1) (251), Chalk and fromage (part 2) (339), Most people (114), The picture on the mantelpiece (199), Like a newborn (347), Hand-painted £2.50 (451), Just a couple of initials (264), Without knowing (470), Until the red light (306), Not listening (198), Dad’s Army (264), Others would knock (214), Not red like I asked (465), Stage left, Henry! (262), Everything that doesn’t remind you of him (342), A glint of gold (133), She’d expected a whooshing sound (338), Less than green these days (240), Something borrowed (159), To no-one in particular (225), Idiosyncratic (133), Almost (233), Knew better (429), Such a pterodactyl (215), Valentine’s Day (157), A figure to die for (200), Thud on the floor (332), Thistle (222), Feeling stupid (338), A different kind of speechless (330), It’s ’ot in ’ere (378), As if a new-born (385), Stupid is (170), Doing a job I love (533), Rumbled (100), Not the wisest of actions (251), Do his best (167), Scream like a girl (354), Warped out of recognition (294), Easy to compare (226), He’ll know what to do (294). Total word count: 13,492. You can see the writing prompts that inspired this collection at http://morgenbailey.wordpress.com/my-writing/short-stories/5pm-fiction.