Author Archives: Tiggy Hayes

Poppy – Story Snippet

Standing tall, sentinel almost, the deep red caught the rising sun. A gentle breeze allowed it to sway chivalrous in its solitude. Acres of grass reach out to the new day, not knowing it would be hay before the sun … Continue reading

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Shortlisted

It came as much of a surprise to me as to many others I suspect. I have noticed a determination to take my writing somewhere, this year, almost a hunger tinged still with a big sense of self-doubt. I take … Continue reading

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Stilettos – Story Snippet

She entered the room last, everybody turned to stare.  Her dress down to her ankles clung so tight to her slim body, it revealed nothing underneath.   It clung snakelike as she moved, the colours shimmering and catching in the light.   … Continue reading

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Zulu Warrior

I do not actually own a copy of “The Zulu Principle” by Jim Slater although I have often quoted the phrase.  Maybe if writing does not work out for me, it might be money well invested if I buy the … Continue reading

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New Chapters

I don’t even know where to begin… 2017 is done and maybe for the best.  There were many things that happened to me over the year but the one that will always be connected to that year will be the … Continue reading

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Tribute: Paddy Lawrence

It has been a whirlwind and maybe I have survived and maybe I didn’t, I guess time will tell. One thing is for sure I never want to go through that again.  The other thing that is sure is that … Continue reading

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Owl – Story Snippet

Hours of endless waiting; I stayed.  I drove to you daily.  I slept on the chair resting my head on your bed, many a time.  I held your hand and fed you sips of water if nothing else. I listened … Continue reading

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Out of Reach

Space and time are great levellers. I arrived back recently from my visit to Winchester Writers Festival.  A focused, intense festival for all kinds of writers. Stepping through, what seemingly on the outside appeared like a normal pub door was … Continue reading

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A job by any other name

I am a writer. At what point does that claim become true? I was at a meeting this week and the discussion was around an article that needed to be written for the local press.   Someone turned to me and … Continue reading

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First and Last

“The room still smelt of sex and sweat.” It was such a great first line, but despite that fabulous start the rest of the story didn’t deliver.  I have rewritten it time and time again, with different protagonists, different themes … Continue reading

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