'Headquarters' (Online Fiction), Blog
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Kettle Meltdown and Writing Boom

The Kettle

So this was how my day started, which really should have been a warning about how the rest of it was going to unfold. I’ve spent my work hours trying to fix problems while new ones kept popping up to do the cha-cha across my desk, mocking me as I hurried out to run errands.

I survived though! And now I’m sat at home ready to do yet more work! Yay!

Darkened Daughter is still ploughing ahead, last night I managed a 3,000 word chapter in just over an hour. I even fitted in writing a poem, and today I might have come up with a short story idea. Writing is going well.

Over the past couple of days this blog has even seen a spike in stats, which is impressive as it has sorted fallen to the wayside as Darkened Daughter pushed on past. 3,000 words a night doesn’t leave much time for blogging… or housework for that matter. My apologies to the patient pile of ironing still sat in the living room, I will get around to you eventually.

The big news however, has to be the relaunch of Headquarters. What’s on this site will stay, but all those short, little diddely bits will be expanded upon and reposted, [to a regular schedule] on a new blog specifically set up to host the storyline. So to all my readers, you are most cordially invited to the on-line, launch party of Headquarters!

No need to bring wine, just a 500 word flash fiction of your Headquarters agent. The favourite five will be posts on an ‘Employee Of The Month’ page for all of time and for any visitors of Headquarters to take a look at. A short bio of each writer and a link to their blog will be included as well.

The Deadline for this challenge will be 3.00pm GMT on November 1st 2015. The site will go live at 11pm October 31st so make sure you’re ready to post up your flash!



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Carol J Forrester is a writer and a history geek. Her debut collection 'It's All In The Blood' came out November 2019. She has a 2:1 BA degree in history from Bath Spa University, enjoys judo at least twice a week, and tries to attend poetry events around the Midlands when she can. Her flash fiction story ‘Glorious Silence’ was named as River Ram Press’ short story of the month for August 2014 and her short story ‘A Visit From The Fortune Teller’ has been showcased on the literary site Ink Pantry. Her poems ‘Sunsets’ and ‘Clear Out‘ were featured on Eyes Plus Words, and two of her poems were included in the DVerse Poets Pub Publication ‘Chiaroscuro’ which is available for purchase on amazon.Her poem ‘Until The Light Gets In‘ was accepted and published at The Drabble and her poem ‘Newborn’ was published by Ink Sweat & Tears. She has been lucky enough to write guest posts for sites such as Inky Tavern and Song of The Forlorn and has hosted a number of guest bloggers on her site Writing and Works.


  1. Ooh, congrats on your writing sprint. Looks like things are going super well :’) And the Headquarters relaunch sounds amazing!

    • I’m glad you think so. 😀 I’m really excited about it and I want to get as many people involved in the flash fiction challenge as possible.

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