'Headquarters' (Online Fiction), Scribbles From Life
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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!




Carol Forrester is a twenty-four year old writer trying to be a better one. Don’t ask her what her hobbies are because the list doesn’t get much beyond, reading, writing and talking about the same. She has a 2:1 BA degree in history from Bath Spa University and various poems and stories scattered across the net. 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’s. Most recently, her poem ‘Sunsets’ was featured on Eyes Plus Words, and her personal blog Writing and Works hosts a mass of writing from across the last five years. She has been lucky enough to write guest posts for sites such as Inky Tavern and Song of The Forlorn and is always open to writing more and hosting guest bloggers here on Writing and Works. With hopes of publishing a novel in the next five years and perhaps a collection or two of smaller works, Carol Forrester is nothing if not ambitious. Her writing tries to cover every theme in human life and a lot of her work pulls inspiration from her own eccentric family in the rural wonders of Shropshire life.


  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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