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Sunday, 26 August 2012

Too long gone!

When I decided to step back from my blogging to concentrate on writing, I little thought that my day job would take over and consume my time in the way that it has. I am pleased to say that the efforts have borne fruit and my company is recovering from the recession very well, despite the fact that according to the doom-sayers the recession in the construction industry shows no sign of abating. My only regret is that my writing has been the 'collateral damage'.

I have missed blogging, my friends that I made here, and visiting so many wonderful writers out there. I have missed learning so much from the wisdom of those who are travelling the path ahead of me, and I have missed the memes and blogfests too!

Winners Medal So I have come back, and although I cannot be here every day, I am determined to blog once every week as an absolute minimum. Surely I can find something worthwhile to say in a week?!

This week I would like to share with you a flash fiction competition I stumbled across, with a prize of $250 and this rather snazzy winner's medal.

The site is Lascaux Flash

Competition Inspiration The idea is to write 250 words (not including the title) inspired by this intriguing picture. The picture, it should be noted, is for inspiration only and the competition is not judged on its interpretation.

The competition is hosted by the Lascaux Review - an excellent on-line magazine, which is well worth a visit .

As they say themselves: "Please spread the word. About the contest as well as the Review. We're new, but we're here to stay."


  1. It's difficult to sustain a regular blogging routine sometimes. It does siphon a writer's creative energy.

    Thanks so much for the shout-out to Lascaux Flash. We're looking forward to start seeing those submissions roll in!

  2. Welcome back Dominic!!!!! I never have anything worthwhile to say on my blog hence my once a week posts only! LOL!!! I am so determined to keep my blogging a hobby and a fun thing to do!

    Yay for this flashfic contest!! Good luck!! I am still on the fringes thinking about it...!!

    Take care

  3. Good to see you back Dom,
    I've already enjoyed writing up my entry. Can't wait for submission day...

    I posted up that gold medallion and then realised it was a bit misleading... so I used a different image to promote the comp on my blog. ;O)

  4. Hi Wendy thanks for visiting. :D

    Hello Kitty ;) good to see you - hope you dive in and have a go!

    Hi Madeleine - good luck with your entry. I saw you had gone visiting. :D I see what you mean about the gold medallion :S - I'll have to think of something!

  5. There we go - fixed the medallion! :D

  6. Welcome back! :)

    Thanks for the info about the competition.

  7. LOL! Excellent Dom.
    I've just submitted a suspense thriller short story to a competition, which I'm really excited about, too. :O)

  8. The ole day job can be a killer. I know just what you mean.

    I myself haven't been around much the last, well, YEAR. So I can't talk about anyone else's absense.

    The important thing is that you're still writing and so am I. I'm calling it a win.


  9. ooo well done Madeleine. I am still working 16 hours a day ... but I hope with new staff that this will be reduced .... and maybe I can submit work again.

    Hi Golden - thanks for dropping by - and you're welcome! Tell Wendy I sent you! lol

  10. Hey, Dom,

    What a nice surprise to see you back in the blogosphere! You were TOTALLY missed. Welcome back!

    This contest sounds often, and I certainly hope to have something AMAZING written for the competition.

    I LOVE flash fiction, and this image can definitely inspire something awesome.

    Looking forward to seeing you more.


  11. Welcome back, Dom! Though I'm probably the wrong person to say it as I've just returned from my own five month blogging break.

    So thrilled you are able to blog again.

  12. Thrilled you're back, Dom! Thanks for finding me to let me know you're back in the blogosphere. I'll look forward to your weekly posts!

  13. It is good to see your name again! Hope to see you pop up more!


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