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Janey Robinson

Flash Fiction Friday #4

Aug
24

“C for Cat”

Inspired by the picture book Wild, written and illustrated by Emily Hughes, here’s my micro-story for the wild-at-heart cat I’ve called Clive.

Clive was tired of being told he was a cat, when

He knew he was a TIGER.

He had a plan to prove everyone wrong, it involved a race,

Then jumping on Bear to frighten her.

Janey’s Flash Fiction Friday: 

Short stories by me, inspired by picture book extras from the books I love.

 

Flash Fiction Friday #3

Aug
17

“The Kevin’s”

Inspired by the picture book The Koala Who Could, written by Rachel Bright and illustrated by Jim Field, here’s my micro-story for the crocodile, or alligator, not sure which one it is!

The Kevin’s were practicing their circus act,

Tomorrow was the big show.

Jaw locked and in the splits all day,

They were stuck in the dark. ‘Oh no!’”

Janey’s Flash Fiction Friday: 

Short stories by me, inspired by picture book extras from the books I love.

 

Flash Fiction Friday #2

Aug
10

“Frightful Freddie”

Inspired by the picture book Little Red Reading Hood, written by Lucy Rowland and illustrated by Ben Mantle, here’s my micro-story for Red’s little dog, or is he a werewolf?

Freddie had a frightful night,

Of strange and spooky dreams.

The next day he felt like howling, and

Had a taste for blood and screams

Janey’s Flash Fiction Friday: 

Short stories by me, inspired by picture book extras from the books I love.

 

Flash Fiction Friday #1

Aug
03

“Romy the Cat”

Noi, in the picture book The Storm Whale by Benji Davies, has a lovely supporting cast, including six cats. Here’s my take on the ginger one.

Romy was different to her five sisters,

Who snoozed their days away.

She was up and out and always about,

Adventuring her days away.

Until tea time, that is, when Romy

Ate her favourite jam on bread.

Then she’d curl up, forget adventuring,

And cat nap instead.

Janey’s Flash Fiction Friday: 

Short stories by me, inspired by picture book extras from the books I love.

 

 

My First Picture Book Retreat, What a Treat

Aug
12

Last month I joined the SCBWI Picture Book Retreat in rural Worcestershire to hone my writing skills and learn from a raft of writing and illustrating pros. It was my first writer’s retreat, or retreat of any kind in fact. I think, like many, my preconceptions of a retreat was full of negative connotations. Awkward meal times, bunking down with snoring strangers, barefoot hippy types who would surely try to convert you to something, stuff like that. But like most unfounded assumptions I was way off.

Mealtimes were delicious and a racket of chatter, always overrunning as conversations were reluctantly paused. We had separate rooms, phew. No new age conversions, only a collective hope that everyone else’s brilliance would rub off on each other by the end of the weekend. I’ll note that some of us, including me, spent time barefoot, the countryside demands that.

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