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Short Story Time

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Episode fourteen brings brief reviews for the latest Star Wars offering, The Rise of Skywalker, Greta Gerwig’s new take on Little Women, and The Witcher, a magical show that’s just flown onto Netflix. Timers at the ready!
Episode thirteen brings 60-second reviews for the latest Jumanji outing, Jumanji: The Next Level, an intriguing documentary all about Fiddler on the Roof, Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles and Ivy Pembroke’s second novel in her Christmas Street se
Episode twelve brings 60-second reviews for Rian Johnson's new murder mystery with an all-star cast, Knives Out, and Nora Roberts's final book in her The Chronicles of the One Trilogy, The Rise of Magicks. Timers at the ready...
Episode eleven brings 60-second reviews for Harriet Tubman biopic, Harriet, the long-awaited sequel we just can't let go, Frozen 2, and Chadwick Boseman's new film, 21 Bridges.  Thank you to Hillary (@PetDocHill) for her 60-second take on 21 Br
Episode ten brings 60-second reviews for Last Christmas, Marriage Story and the London West End version of Dear Evan Hansen.  Thank you to Sarah (@CookieNScreen) for her 60-second take on Marriage Story.  Timers at the ready...
Episode nine brings 60-second reviews for Doctor Sleep, Megan Phelps-Roper’s Unfollow and Brittany Runs a Marathon.  Thank you to Freda (@FredaTalkingPix) for her 60-second take on Brittany Runs a Marathon.  Timers at the ready...
Episode eight brings 60-second reviews for Terminator: Dark Fate, The Addams Family and Sally Thorne’s The Hating Game.  Thank you to Abigail (@Abby_Chandler) for her 60-second take on The Addams Family.  Timers at the ready...
Episode seven brings 60-second reviews for Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil, Peanut Butter Falcon, Farmageddon, Netflix's 'Living With Yourself' and Sophie Kinsella's latest novel, Christmas Shopaholic.  Thank you to Abigail (@Abby_Chandler), Victo
Episode six brings 60-second reviews for two very different big screen offerings - Judy and Joker - along with Nicci French's new book, The Lying Room. Thank you, once again, to Hillary (@petdochill) and Victoria (@arrrgggghhhhhh) for their 60-
Episode five brings 60-second reviews for Ready or Not, The Goldfinch (film), episode one of the new series of The Good Place and CL Taylor’s novel, ‘Sleep’. Thank you, too, to the marvellous Sarah (@CookieNScreen) and Victoria (@arrrgggghhhhhh
Episode four brings 60-second reviews for The Kitchen, Ad Astra, The Farewell and Colson Whitehead's new novel, The Nickel Boys. Thank you, too, to the marvellous Hillary Butler (@petdochill) and Bianca Garner (@TheFilmB) for their 60-second ta
Bit of a bonus episode here, but when you binge a whole Netflix series in 24 hours and get a world exclusive look at a new short film from Colin Trevorrow, what other choice is there? Here are my 60-second takes on the Netflix film, Tall Girl,
Episode two brings 60-second reviews for Downton Abbey's foray onto the big screen, Lorene Scafaria's film, Hustlers, and fantasy novel 'The Ten Thousand Doors of January' by debut writer, Alix E. Harrow.   Thank you, too, to the marvellous hum
Episode one of series 2 brings 60-second reviews for horror film It: Chapter Two and assassin/family drama/comedy novel The Nursery by Asia Mackay.  Timers at the ready...
I’m changing it up a bit for series two. Instead of talking about my stories, I’ll be talking about other people’s stories, be they books, films or tv shows. But I’m trying to stay on theme so the reviews will be limited to 60 seconds. Let’s se
For National Writing Day, my work asked people to try a writing challenge, to use 'In this place...' as a starting point and write without stopping for seven minutes. I gave it a shot and this story is the unexpectedly profound result! The stor
Jumping Jack loves to jump as high as he can. But when he jumps reeeeally high one day he lands in a different time - a time when dinosaurs walked the planet. And a large creature is stomping his way over who's not very happy and might just nee
Bored housewife Meredith Jayne Golaria is used to living a dull and ordinary life with her grumpy but nice-enough husband. That is, right up until she has a chance encounter with a woman hiding a secret criminal identity – an identity that migh
In this new adventure, Jumping Jack's mummy tells him that you get to the moon using a spaceship or if you jump really really high. You can guess what Jack does next... Jumping Jack's second adventure is certainly out of this world! (For kids a
Jumping Jack Goes to the Zoo is a children's story (ages approx. 3-7) and one of many Jumping Jack adventures I wrote for my American nephew to bridge the gap between us. He loved the way his British Auntie spoke and so I wrote him a story insp
In The Kiss, a married woman goes to confront the woman she believes is trying to break up her marriage. But the encounter doesn’t go quite as planned...  I wrote this one a few years back, before the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements had become a
This short film follows a man as he faces his fear of the sea and finally battles the demons that have plagued him for so long. I wrote The Sea and His Wife for a Jameson short film competition that would have starred Dominic West had I won. Ah
A quirky YA romance, The Cyclist follows a young woman as she is walking home, only to have a bug fly in her mouth, causing her to spit violently into the street - right onto the neck of a passing cyclist, who looks a little familiar...  It was
She Must Get Out of Bed takes a look at a woman struggling to get through the most ordinary of days because her depression makes everything a challenge.  The story was inspired by the daily struggles I had while I was dealing with my depression
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