RATTLER’S TALE #5

The Pop Lit Mini Mag
Haiku & Microficiton
for Social Networks

WRITING TIPS

Harry Fang says:
The excitement grows
Latest vampire film preview
Sucks their sanity

AFTERTHOUGHT: She sat on the empty farm, the animals, the plants, all gone, frizzled away in the eco-disaster. Finally, out of the bunker, she smiled at the camera, wondering what the photographer would taste like.

Blogger Bard says:
Rule by Divine Right
Miracle of politics
Kings were good con men
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EYE ON THE WORLD #23

CURRENT AFFAIRS
COMMENT FROM THE UK

Pappa Razzi says: Carrie Gracie says BBC tells the truth. Worrying that any media can say that. More worrying that they actually do believe it.
My Media page

Polly Ticks says: Carillion. Capita? Once upon a time govt cut backs caused strikes. Now they’re destroying the economy. Which is preferable?
My Economics page
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RATTLER’S TALE #4

The Pop Lit Mini Mag
Haiku & Microficiton
for Social Networks

WRITING TIPS

Guru Tony says:
Everyone is green
Nature thrives – safe for all time
I do like fiction

EUPHORIC: A lady sat in a train, a man opposite. One is euphoric. Just one stop left. It’s getting dark. One is a vampire. The werewolf suspects.

Blogger Bard says:
He’s fed up of draughts
Smash window – police give him bed
Break from homelessness
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EYE ON THE WORLD #22

CURRENT AFFAIRS
COMMENT FROM THE UK

Polly Ticks says: Two minutes. That’s how long it took EU ministers to decide UK’s fate. No debate, all agreeing? And they call it democracy.
My Unity page

Dr Illya Ness says: Mental health issues must be taken into account with UK PIP payments, says court. Govt can’t be moral without prompting.
My Illness page
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RATTLER’S TALE #3

The Pop Lit Mini Mag
Haiku & Microficiton
for Social Networks

WRITING TIPS

Do you need new style?
Have choice of mind like robots
Download 10 credits

ELEMENTAL: Conan Doyle wrote more than Sherlock Holmes; even about fairies – which caused a problem when he got mixed up and a fairy appeared in a Holmes tale. Sherlock scratched his head. Said: ‘It’s elemental, my dear Watson.’

Miss Spelling says:
He drank the wassail
Horror!!! ‘Tastes like hot cider’
Was sure it was ale
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RATTLER’S TALE #2

The Pop Lit Mini Mag
Haiku & Microficiton
for Social Networks

WRITING TIPS

Blogger Bard says:
Go with fortitude
Courage, determination
Hero of your life

SATURATE: Sci Fi geeks can be obsessive. There are two, sat, greying, old, saturating themselves with DVD boxsets. They were only 18 when they began.

Guru Tony says:
Not all nature good
Human nature hurts nature
Soon nature hurts us
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EYE ON THE WORLD #20

CURRENT AFFAIRS
COMMENT FROM THE UK

Polly Ticks says: Boris Johnson keeps bid for power alive. Is he worthy? It’s a fact that those who go for Prime Minister rarely are.
My Politics page

Guru Tony says: Over 900 criminal cases dropped last year in England & Wales due to failure of police to disclose evidence. Is this a case of too PC PCs?
My Crime page
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EYE ON THE WORLD #19

CURRENT AFFAIRS
COMMENT FROM THE UK

Major de Ranger says: Head of Army right about UK forces. UK & Russia are the extremes of Europe – like Yin & Yang. Must be in balance.
My Warfare page

Dr Illya Ness says: Teachers & health workers suffer stress? What a surprise. Cuts, social problems – and PC allows them to stress, poor dears.
My Illness page
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RATTLER’S TALE #1

The Pop Lit Mini Mag
Haiku & Microficiton
for Social Networks

WRITING TIPS

Underground they live
Air choked, land scorched – disagreed
Remnants of our Ego

VISITATION: The alien landed & peeped out of the hatch. A young man ran off; said ‘look at this.’ Their main weapon appeared. Her stare was intense and scary and the alien fled, leaving a beacon in orbit: Beware. Planet contains mothers-in-law.

Blogger Bard says:
It all comes from life
Muses pass – play writer’s mind
Fiction born in fact
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