Flash fiction: Misunderstood


A cat on the terrace of a roadside restaurant near the ferry point of Valletta. Photo: Anita Simonsen
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It’s time for another flash fiction : D
The above picture was shot just by the shore of Valletta, where the ferry comes in. The cat was sitting under the table of a roadside restaurant, watching the people walking to and from Valletta.
Today’s story is about this cat. Continue reading

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Flash fiction: The ladder


A waterhole with a rusty ladder inside on the beach surrounding Sliema. Photo: Anita Simonsen
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Here’s another flash fiction based of a photo taken while exploring Malta.
The above photo was taken on the same beach as the photo from my flash fiction ‘Bridging the Gap’. The beach is all rock and water, and was practically riddled with holes and channels. However, in one of these water holes were a rusty, old ladder partially surrounded by pebbles and rocks. I found it to be almost magical.
This may or may not have influenced today’s story. Continue reading

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Short story: The girl who wanted to fly – Chapter 3 [Final]

And here it is, the last chapter of my short story The girl who wanted to fly from my short story collection The effect of gravity.
I hope you’ve enjoyed reading it so far and if you’re new to the story you can find the first chapter here.
This story was written during Nanowrimo 2015.
This post only contains an excerpt, but you can read the rest on Wattpad. The link is below.
Last time Aira’s quest ended in a dark alley, continue reading below to find out if she’ll be okay and whether she’ll continue onwards to obtain flight! Continue reading

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Flash fiction: Old and New


Two jeweller stores on Triq Ir-Repubblika in Valletta. Photo: Anita Simonsen
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It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time for another flash fiction!
The story is based on a photo, which I took during our exploration of Malta. The photo is of two Jewellery stores, which stands side by side on one of the main roads in Valletta’s cultural centre. One store is old and seemingly abandoned, while another is old and in prime condition.
The photo by itself tells a story, but I choose to put that story into words. Continue reading

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Flash fiction: Bridging the Gap


Concrete bridge across a basin on the beach surrounding Sliema. Photo: Anita Simonsen
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Here’s another flash fiction based on a photo taken in Malta.
The photo is of a bridge by the beach next to the waterfront, where the cabbage picture, from my first flash fiction, was also taken.
If you haven’t read it yet, you can read it here C:

I hope you’re enjoying these tiny stories. Continue reading

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Short story: The girl who wanted to fly – Chapter 2

Here’s the 2nd chapter of my short story The girl who wanted to fly from my short story collection The effect of gravity. This particular story was written during Nanowrimo 2015.
This post only contains an excerpt, but you can read the rest on Wattpad. The link is below.
Aira’s quest to obtain flight continues and now there’s only one chapter left of this story! Continue reading

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Flash fiction: Whispers of Cabbage


Cabbage-looking plants in a flower bed on the shoreline of Sliema. Photo: Anita Simonsen
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I take tons of photos when I go places and staying in Malta allows me to explore new things very often. This amounts to a lot of photos.
To give you an idea of the quantity, let me paint you a picture (he he):
twice my boyfriend and I went for a short walk near the shoreline of our hotel (this probably took less than 1½ hours each time) and after each walk I had around 116 photos.

I want to use these photos somehow in my writing, somehow combining photography and writing would be ideal.
At first I thought poetry, but I honestly don’t care much for it. Then it hit me …flash fiction! Continue reading

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