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To the new, and slightly altered, Home Page of author Gordon Lawrie. Born in 1952, the former Modern Studies teacher made a career change in 2010 and started writing all sorts of stuff – novels and short stories, essays, even music and recipes.
Featured Flash Fiction
I write a lot of flash fiction – every Friday, in fact. Mine is always 100 words long, and you can find much more of it in the archive, and you can download my free ebook 100 Not Out.
Here's a sample of something from the archive – it'll keep changing every few days.
Hot Chilli Pickle
He needed to begin seated.
Licking his lips, he lined the jars up then took out a teaspoon he reserved especially for the purpose. Removing the lids, he laid them carefully beside each jar. Then he began to consume their contents: hot chilli pickle: one, two, three, four – eleven in all. His companions watched in awe. A woman nearly fainted.
Finally finished, he was ready. He lay back and breathed out long and hard, continuing to inhale and exhale as deeply as possible. The hot air balloon started to rise.
"Ooohhh....," said his passengers, amazed instead now by the view.