Sacha’s back with another of her #Writespiration prompts!

Your challenge is to write your story using the weekly theme/prompt and write it in just 52 words…. EXACTLY, no more, no less.

And the prompt this week…

Your story from the point of view of Death personified.

Skull, Grim Reaper, Wallpaper

Image from Pixabay

It ain’t easy, you know, being the bearer of bad news.
And that’s ALL my job is about.
First off, I can’t stand the heat!
Not only do I live near a furnace, but I melt in these robes!
Secondly, I’m a softy at heart.
Thank God they don’t see my tears…


Writespiration #120 52 Weeks in 52 Words Week 24

Sacha’s #writespiration prompt today.

The blood curdling phone call in the middle of the night.


The telephone shrilled in the middle of the night.
Glancing at the clock, Tina harrumphed.
Bloody phone call at 3.24am.
Dragging herself out of bed, she cursed at not putting her mobile on the bedside table.
“Mrs Peters? This is DI Jones. It’s about your son, David.”
The world went black.


As a mother, and true family person, I don’t know what could be more blood curdling for me, than to get a phone call in the middle of the night about one of my loved ones.

In fact I dread the phone ringing late at night or early morning, because I know, 90% of the time,  it will be something bad… side effects of a big family.

Lots of joy, but many more opportunities for sad or devastating news too…


WRITESPIRATION #119 52 WEEKS IN 52 WORDS WEEK 23 – Embarrassment!

Sacha’s #Writespiration prompt this week.


Your most embarrassing moment… and yes, it can be fiction, but I’d much prefer memoir! Give me juicy memories and gossip :p

Imagine this,
First push up bra
Excitedly sitting
In the car

A wedding party
Time to dance
My bra stuffing
Saw its chance

Worked its way out
Of my bust
On Wonderbras
I do not trust

My cousin waved
My pad around
No hiding place
Was to be found

Stupid push-up bra!

A true story!

And I posted the full version here if you fancy a giggle!


Sacha has introduced a twist this week, with her #Writespiration prompt… read on to find out!

Write a piece of fiction with the most superbad villain you can in exactly 208 words.


Because this competition will run for four weeks, and writespiration this year is 52 words in 52 weeks, I’ve added all four weeks word counts together. So you will have EXACTLY 208 words to write this story/villainous piece of flash.
What am I looking for?
A seriously kick-ass villain. That’s it. It can be a short story, poetry, flash, or even an excerpt from an unpublished story. But it has to be about a villain and it must be 208 words exactly.
How To Enter:
Send your entry with your name, website (if you have one) email address, twitter handle if you have one, postal address for the signed copy to sachablack@sachablack.co.uk
Your entry piece should be in a word document, with a title. Please note, the title is not included in the 208 words.

Ok, so I am not the best villainous writer, but here is my take!

Serena’s Secret

Pushing the final bolt in place, Serena turned and leant against the door.
Finally, she would be able to get to the bash, and claim that award for herself.
There was a banging on the door. “Let me out! Serena! Please! I need to get to London in the next hour!”
“Sorry…” She whispered to the door as she turned on her heels.
The train left at 8.32am.
Sitting in the rocking carriage, she thought back to the day she realised that there was a big chance she wasn’t going to win.
She had been contacting all her friends, telling them to vote for her, and had even made an arrangement with several local businesses who had a plethora of computers. Vote for her and she would offer them free advertising on her blog!
Typical that her main competition happened to be her sister, that they had been put up against each other, and that she has overheard some of Serena’s conversations… She had threatened to tell the organisers about the cheating, and there was no way Serena could risk all her hard work…
Oh well, if Maria couldn’t be there, she would be unable to grass her up.
Meanwhile, Maria took her phone out to call Sacha…


Sacha’s back with her #Writespiration prompt this week.

Your challenge is to write your story using the weekly theme/prompt and write it in just 52 words…. EXACTLY, no more, no less.


Tell me the story of why this room is empty!


They took everything.
Not one fixture or fitting left to adorn the walls of this now bare shell of a room.
“If the bank are chucking us out, we aren’t leaving a thing, not even the carpet!” Rhys exclaimed.
They left, but not before unearthing a floorboard…that would make them think!

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