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I've been creative writing all my life, though with various haitus(es) along the way. IFrom 2010 I started this blog and enjoyed sharing writing and other information with everyone. illness and bereavement supplied the more recent hiatus.

Monday, 20 June 2011

Doomed! Tag

When you receive the BLOG AWARD of DOOM (created by Sarah McCabe) your task is to post a short selection of your writing, 100-300 words, in which your favourite character suffers a horrible fate. It can be your favorite character from your own writing or from something you've read, it can be from a finished manuscript, a WIP or something you just made up on the spot. Your choice, but it has to be full of DOOM.

Whenever you use the word DOOM in your post, you must capitalize the whole thing.
 Pass it on to one other blogger and let them know their DOOM has come.
Remember that the person who passed the award on to you also received it as well. Go back to their post to read and comment on their writing sample. Make sure to thank them for sending the DOOM your way.

The lovely Ellie Garratt passed on this award-with-a-difference to me.

Was I filled with Trepidation? Yes!

Was I filled with an ominous sense of DOOM that I wouldn't know what on earth to write?
See for yourself below:

After the whoosh and the almighty boom. Silence. A dreadful sense of DOOM fell on me like a heavy layer of grey ash, while my heart strings plucked their own ominous mocking beat, a version of Beethoven’s 5th





Living up until now had not equipped me for such a post apocalyptic existence. My knowledge rolled down to almost zero. What did I know about survival? All my learning simply spelled one word, even the maths added up to it. The water was most likely contaminated. The air outside dirty, impure, unbreathable. I had little left to live on and I was all alone in the world. I had survived the worst catastrophe humankind could inflict on itself and I was still DOOMED. The end for me was nigh and all I could do was look on helplessly.    (141 words)

Blame my current read for the inspiration for this piece of flash fiction (McCarthy's The Road)

So now I must pass this award to someone else I choose Tony Benson of
Fireside Park

I was also Tagged by Lisa Potts.
Many thanks Lisa.

Having been tagged by Carla  and Francine you can check out my answers by clicking the links. 


  1. Hehe, great award! I love it :)

  2. Great award and I love your beethoven's notes

  3. Now I've got the very catchy Beethoven music in my head. Ta-da-da-daaaaaaaaaa! LOL!!

    Oh wow! Fab flash that's far from doomed!!! Oh dear!! Yay for your award and being tagged!! Take care

  4. See - I knew I'd passed it on to the right person. Doom. Doom. Doom. Doom! I won't be able to listen to Beethoven's 5th again without thinking of you. Loved it!

  5. Hey, great excerpt, Madeleine!

    Nice touch with the musical notes too. :)

  6. Beethoven's fifth played on heart strings - I love it! Great take on the theme.

    Thanks for passing it on to me. Now I have to think ..... DOOM

  7. I may start a blog award on invincibility-- gloom and doom be damned!

    In any event, good morning, dear Madeleine.

  8. Congrats! What a great bit of writing!

  9. Haha! I love how your MC's heart is beating out Beethoven's DOOM symphony!

  10. I think Beethoven's 5th is reverberating all around blogland!

    Excellent piece, Madeleine - and now I have to live with the DOOM-laden MrB :-)

  11. That's a fantastic piece of writing - love it! Congrats on the award.

  12. Very DOOMy. =] And great TNG pic!

  13. hehe this is a great blog award. Great flash fiction too :)

  14. Blog Award of Doom - I love it! Great piece!

  15. For a moment I was shocked when I read the Award Title. Its a great award.

  16. Hi Madeleine .. love the way you've interpreted the award .. and your flash fiction too ..

    Congratulations on the award .. cheers Hilary


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