My New Test Subject

Nicole J Simms/ November 23, 2017/ Published/ 0 comments

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‘My New Test Subject’ is a science fiction horror flash fiction story. This story was written for Oldbury Writing Group’s creative writing newspaper. We (Oldbury Writing Group) were asked to contribute to the Made in Oldbury project and write a poem or short story inspired by one of the Sandwell Archive’s photos. My photo was a man who looked like

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Fabrication Made in Oldbury – Launch of Oldbury Writing Group’s Creative Writing Newspaper

Nicole J Simms/ October 12, 2017/ Blog/ 0 comments

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On 3rd October 2017, we (the Oldbury Writing Group) attended the Made in Oldbury exhibition preview where our creative writing newspaper curated by Brendan Jackson was launched. This was the second time we have worked with Brendan. Our first being the West Bromwich at War reading where we read stories and poems from our anthology titled From Sunrise to Sunset.

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Oldbury Writing Group Trip – Birmingham Tolkien Trail Part 1

Nicole J Simms/ September 15, 2017/ Blog/ 0 comments

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On the 26th August 2017, we (the Oldbury Writing Group) went on the Birmingham Tolkien Trail (Moseley Bog, Sarehole Mill, and Shire Country Park) to celebrate our third birthday. Being a Hobbit, and Lord of the Rings fan, I couldn’t wait to go on this trip and see how these places inspired J.R.R. Tolkien to create his enchanting world. Before

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Happy 3rd Birthday Oldbury Writing Group

Nicole J Simms/ August 22, 2017/ Blog/ 0 comments

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Today (22nd August 2017) marks Oldbury Writing Group’s third birthday. I can’t believe that it’s been three years since I joined this writing group. Over the years we have done so many amazing things, and I have developed as a writer, especially when it comes to reading my work out to an audience. It doesn’t seem that long ago when

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