Plot Bunnies' Writing

Extracts, Book Reviews, etc

Between Teas and Ticking

    Evelyn could never trust her ears. For a moment, the ticking sounds like
home. It bounces her back into her kitchen and the chilli-shaped clock above the
door. A gift from her sister, Vivian. The matching kettle whistles for her to take it off
the heat. She pours, orange-scented steam rising into her face like a sauna. She lets
the tea steep as she wipes the counter, preparing her mind for the part of the
evening she dreads. She has a final finger-burning squeeze of the tea bag and
chucks it at the bin, rather disappointed that it lands on the floor next to it with a plop.
No matter. She will put it where it was headed tomorrow. She takes her tea and flicks
the light off.

'Renegade' by James Lambert

This is a mini story written by James Lambert, age 13, a friend of Brighton Plot Bunnies.

Slow Dance

I don’t feel comfortable in this dress. My friends forced me into it after they saw the floaty summer dress I had been planning to wear, but my chest feels constricted and I’m pretty sure if I bend over my knickers will be on display. They wanted me to go commando, but I have my limits.

Six Shooter

This is one of a series. You can find the continuing adventures of Benton and Seth at bentonandseth.wordpress.com

A short short

This is a short, standalone scene.
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    Since the accident there had been nothing but an endless stream of forms, coming at her in every size and colour. All to be neatly done and filled in triplicate and each needing to be completed before she could even begin to think about the next.

Etch-a-Sketch

This is the beginning of a novel.
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    When I was seven, my favourite plaything was a magic drawing board. For the other kids in my small suburban infants school, the toy to die for was the Etch-a-Sketch. It later featured with its classic strawberry red case in the supporting cast of Toy Story. But I hated its crude jagged lines. It didn’t matter how carefully you worked the knobs on each side in an effort to draw a diagonal or a curve, the result was always ugly. The Etch-a-Sketch was no more than a status symbol, created by and for mechanistic minds. It was limited in its scope and predictable, much like most of the kids in my class.

A Journey

February's writing challenge was: A journey. This was my effort.
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    I have been on this train for thirteen hours. The tedium is unrelenting.
    The couple sitting opposite me are wrapped in each other’s arms, oblivious to everything else except him, her. Nothing to bother them like it’s bothering me. Good for them.

'Ender's Game' by Orson Scott Card

So I finally got round to reading Ender's Game. It's a very well-known and widely celebrated novel, and is currently being made into a film, with the screenplay being adapted from the novel by Card himself.

'Ender's Game' by Orson Scott Card

So I finally got round to reading Ender's Game. It's a very well-known and widely celebrated novel, and is currently being made into a film, with the screenplay being adapted from the novel by Card himself.

'Chartbreak' by Gillian Cross

One of the few books I returned to again and again as a young teenager was Chartbreak by Gillian Cross, known as the writer of The Demon Headmaster. Chartbreak was out of print for a long time and it was recently re-published.

'Chartbreak' by Gillian Cross

One of the few books I returned to again and again as a young teenager was Chartbreak by Gillian Cross, known as the writer of The Demon Headmaster. Chartbreak was out of print for a long time and it was recently re-published.

'Orcs' by Stan Nicholls

I've just finished reading 'Orcs', a trilogy by Stan Nicholls.

'Orcs' by Stan Nicholls

I've just finished reading 'Orcs', a trilogy by Stan Nicholls.

'Chocolat' by Joanne Harris

Well, I have just finished this book. It took me a while to get into it and I would have put down about a quarter of the way in had it not been the chosen reading task - which, by the way, is a good thing.

'Chocolat' by Joanne Harris

Well, I have just finished this book. It took me a while to get into it and I would have put down about a quarter of the way in had it not been the chosen reading task - which, by the way, is a good thing.

'Chocolat' by Joanne Harris

Having Chocolat as the first joint-reader for our book meetings was the perfect excuse for me to read it again. It’s been one of my favourite novels since it was first published in 1999 and I picked up a proof copy of it when I worked in a bookshop in Portsmouth.

'Chocolat' by Joanne Harris

Having Chocolat as the first joint-reader for our book meetings was the perfect excuse for me to read it again. It’s been one of my favourite novels since it was first published in 1999 and I picked up a proof copy of it when I worked in a bookshop in Portsmouth.

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Published

Charlie has an ongoing project where he posts much of his writings, here. Charlie is probably our most prolific writer and has been the Municipal Liaison for the Brighton NaNoWriMo group for a few years running.

Emma has had a story published on the Diabolical Plots website, here. This story was born of a conversation about weddings and is typical of the sort of thing we talk about at meetings.

Dawn and Laz have an ongoing joint (huge) science fiction project and their website is full of snippets, bits and pieces, timelines, character profiles and sketches, as well as several short stories. It can be found here.

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bookworm_chic's blog

Member bookworm_chic has a blog called Narration Sidetracks, please have a look around and let her know what you think.

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WikiRiffs at Wattpad

WikiRiffs, aka Jonny, uses Wattpad to showcase some of his writing. You can get to it by clicking this link, and you will find poetry and shorts, which Jonny adds to regularly.

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Blogs

black_faerie has a blog here, which she updates (reasonably) frequently. Sometimes it's about kung fu, much of the time it's about writing (either her own or other people's) and sometimes it's just rambling.

Do feel free to read and comment on any of the entries, and please keep things friendly.

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