My Sweet Gift to You

Nicole J Simms/ January 9, 2017/ Published/ 0 comments

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‘My Sweet Gift to You’ is a 100-word story (drabble). This story was originally written for the 2016 Reader’s Digest 100-word competition. Sadly, I wasn’t shortlisted, but I did manage to find a home for it on the FridayFlashFiction.com website. For this story, I wanted to try writing in second person present tense. It was a challenge at first –

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Meeting the Parents

Nicole J Simms/ November 16, 2016/ Published/ 0 comments

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‘Meeting the Parents’ is a 50-word story. This story was written for the NineVoices’ 2016 50-word Halloween competition. For the competition, I had to write a 50-word story inspired by a photo of gravestones at Whitby Abbey. For a while, I was stuck for a story idea. I loved the photo, but I couldn’t figure out a good enough story

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The Nativity

Nicole J Simms/ December 14, 2015/ Published/ 0 comments

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‘The Nativity’ is a 1987-word Christmas horror. I originally wrote this story for the Spinetinglers 2014 Christmas competition. However, I wasn’t successful, so I decided to return the story to my editing pile. Earlier in 2015, I found a submission call for a Christmas horror story. It felt like the perfect place for my story, so after months of editing,

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Not so Fake After All

Nicole J Simms/ April 21, 2015/ Published/ 0 comments

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‘Not so Fake After All’ is a 414-word flash fiction. I wrote this story for one of my writing group assignments. For the assignment, we had to write a story about a phony psychic having a real paranormal experience. At first I hadn’t planned to submit the story. I was going to use it as a starting point for a

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