Category Archives: Sound Bite Fiction

I am C.E. Ayr, a pioneer of a new genre of short story writing.
I call it Sound Bite Fiction.

The stories on this site are short, sparse and to the point, and have all been written in my current home on the Cote d’Azur.
Many of the tales are based in and around the place I call Medville.
Mysterious and enigmatic, served with a splash of humour, nothing here is ever quite what it seems.

Expect the unexpected.
There is always a twist in the tail.
Nearly.

Safely Home – Friday Fictioneers

Friday Fictioneers is hosted by the wonderful Rochelle, the undisputed master of what I call Sound Bite Fiction. She sets the weekly challenge, and the standard. And the prompt, which this week is a photo by C. E. Ayr. Hooray for … Continue reading

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Tree House – Friday Fictioneers

Friday Fictioneers is hosted by the wonderful Rochelle, the undisputed master of what I call Sound Bite Fiction. She sets the weekly challenge, and the standard. This week, she provides a rather exotic photo by Susan Eames as the prompt. The … Continue reading

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The Clock – Friday Fictioneers

Friday Fictioneers is hosted by the wonderful Rochelle, the undisputed master of what I call Sound Bite Fiction. She sets the weekly challenge, and the standard. And, this week, she provides her own photo as the prompt. The idea, as always, … Continue reading

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Perfidy

This week I have decided to try something different, a double challenge. Firstly, as always, is Susan Spaulding’s Sunday Photo Fiction, a weekly prompt to create a short story (200 word max) inspired by what you see in the picture … Continue reading

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The Oath – Friday Fictioneers

Friday Fictioneers is hosted by the wonderful Rochelle, the undisputed master of what I call Sound Bite Fiction. She sets the weekly challenge, and the standard. This week’s image comes courtesy of Jean L. Hays. I find it somewhat bleak, so … Continue reading

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Postbox; the magazine

Originally posted on Sunny Dunny's Blog:
Launched on 4th May 2019, this is the first issue of Postbox; Scotland’s international short story magazine, published by Red Squirrel Press/Postbox Press. We announced it late last year, and requested submissions with…

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Dragons – Sunday Photo Fiction

Congratulations to Susan Spaulding on her first anniversary as host(ess? Is this still permissible?) of Sunday Photo Fiction, a weekly challenge that she took over from my old friend Al Forbes. To celebrate, she gives us this week one of … Continue reading

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