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Fairy in a Jar by Jan McLeod

Fairy in a Jar by Jan McLeod

He was a wild child always running around making mischief, climbing things that shouldn’t be climbed, picking up things that had no right to be picked up.

He once brought home a mouse that had a very definite claw mark across its back. I had to pretend to nurse it back to life, while actually watching it take its last breath. Luckily, he was at school when the poor thing, despite all the cheese and milk I could feed it, popped his final little clogs.

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The Winterbourne Water

The Winterbourne Water

The canes of the raspberry bushes had to reach a purplish stage of red. Each early January morning the villagers would gather around a patch of raspberries at the edge of town. They didn’t need to say anything or make some kind of an announcement.

Empty City Streets

Empty City Streets

I drove like my life depended on it. I really felt it did. Every empty street a wasteland bereft of humanity.

I had been so looking forward to the holidays. Although holidays seemed too rich a word for what we had this year. Of course we didn’t have to work, but the lines between work and home have blurred to an insignificant grey whisper like the vapour trail of a plane we used to see in the sky long after they had disappeared over the Atlantic and far away. Will the pilots even remember how to fly?

Secret Santa Story Share

Secret Santa Story Share

What better way to spread the Christmas joy than to share a delightful collection of Christmas stories from Sunday Writers’ Club members Tamara Raidt, Brigitta Serbán, Connie Phlipot, Jennifer Cornick, Sandra Völker, and Stephen Hewitt. These enthusiastic SWC members (and more) participated in our Secret Santa Story Share – writing a Christmas story and sending it by mail to another member.

The Last Tree of Serengia

The Last Tree of Serengia

This week, Sunday Writers’ Club member Sandra Völker takes us to the futuristic city of Serengia for a poignant story about trees and the destruction of their habitat in the name of progress, about waking up to their importance all too late. But perhaps in Sandra’s story, like the climate emergency we’re all living through, there is a glimmer of hope. What do you think?

The Central European Species of Tram

The Central European Species of Tram

Trams are a much-loved mode of transport–rattling and clanging along busy streets in the world’s most cosmopolitan cities. But the Central European species of tram is particularly fascinating, as Sunday Writers’ Club member Connie Phlipot shares with us here.
Do you enjoy riding the tram? Please do share your thoughts about this story and how you feel about riding trams in the comments section at the end of this blog post.

Two New Stories from Sunday Writers’ Club Members

Two New Stories from Sunday Writers’ Club Members

This week we’re delighted to present two new stories from Sunday Writers’ Club members Brigid Whoriskey and Connie Phlipot. With a ghost at the stairs and a frightful discovery to a stone carver commissioned to capture the vision of a city in a century long past, these stories will take you on journeys of the imagination. We hope you enjoy them and encourage you to leave your thoughts for the writers and other readers.

What Makes for a Good Life

What Makes for a Good Life

Sunday Writers’ Club member Angie Reitlinger-Zorn shares her creative writing with us, inspired by the SWC prompt: The Art of Living—use your wisdom to explore this topic, perhaps as words of advice to a friend
or child, or even as a gentle reminder to yourself. What makes for a good life?

Welcome to “Kulturverein” Sunday Writers’ Club

Welcome to “Kulturverein” Sunday Writers’ Club

Welcome to Kulturverein Sunday Writers’ Club. You wouldn’t believe how happy (and relieved) I feel to be writing this welcome blog. It’s been a long, slow, frustrating, challenging, stressful, hair-pulling, fingernail-gnawing, late-night-drinking, caffeine-overdosing...

And The Winners Are…!

And The Winners Are…!

We’re thrilled so many writers submitted their stories and poems and feel in awe of the fantastic and fabulous ways you’ve been inspired by the two images from the Albertina Museum.

Skeletal Stories

Skeletal Stories

Two stories inspired by the prompt ‘Skeleton’, yet imagined in uniquely brilliant ways

Story Relay 3

Story Relay 3

The Light at the End of the Tunnel (3) Written by Paul Malone, Anmol Gandhi, Jon Pickering, Eleanor Kiesman, Gabrielle Smith-Dluha, Tamara Raidt, Caroline Stevenson and Keith Gray You can listen to the podcast here. From the lookout I spotted the box kite tangled in a...

Story Relay 2

Story Relay 2

The Light At The End Of The Tunnel (2) written by Paul Malone, Padraig O' Gorman, Alin Narmin, Elena Soriano, Geanina Turcanu, Petra Haiderer, Eithne Bradley, and Keith Gray. You can listen to the podcast here Photo by 甜心之枪 Sweetgun on Unsplash From the lookout I...

Story Relay 1

Story Relay 1

Sunday Writers’ Club’s first brilliant story relay! Story Relay 1 (of 3) written by Paul Malone, Emma Downey, Jasmin Fürbach, Connie Phlipot, Marianne Graninger, Jennifer Cornick, Paul Sloan, Holly Girling and Keith Gray.

You can also listen to the podcast!

Midnight at Run a Dub Dub

Midnight at Run a Dub Dub

Midnight at Run a Dub Dub By Emma Downey Plenty of time to scrub Under yellow strip light Wash them, fold them whiter than white All the grime that you gather Disappears in glorious lather The delicates, the wools, darks and smalls Come inside and wash them all Scrub...

Stories of the Outside from the Inside.

Stories of the Outside from the Inside.

The beauty of writing is that you can be anywhere you wish as soon you put pen to paper. Here’s a trio of stories from SWC members all looking outside, while we’re all staying inside.

What lies at the end of the lane?

What lies at the end of the lane?

The latest creative writing from one of Sunday Writers’ Club most prolific writers–Emma Downey. The Lane is rich with imagery, emotion and poignant memory. Read and enjoy!

Fearfully Good Writing

Fearfully Good Writing

Fearfully good writing from the Sunday Writers’ Club. Stories inspired by phobias and fears. Writers include Connie Phlipot, Keith Gray and Maria Foldeaki

Two Specials from the SWC Writing Menu

Two Specials from the SWC Writing Menu

Despacito by E Bradley His car was nice. Tight. Got a shine on it from going to the car wash every week. Little air freshener hanging from the rearview mirror, everything. He knew girls liked nice cars. Made them throw themselves at you. Every time he got in and...

Melted Candle by Connie Phlipot

Melted Candle by Connie Phlipot

Kira set the cardboard box on the floor.   Tape had not stuck well — the air had been too humid — so she had tied a twine around the box.  Now the knot had tightened to an impossible-to-break lock.  She looked around the room for scissors or a...

Hell is The Lost Leg

Hell is The Lost Leg

This week's post title sounds like a story title in itself, but actually it's an intriguing composition of the following two stories: Hell is by Laura Weichselbaumer and The Lost Leg by Caroline Stevenson We hope you enjoy reading both these stories written by two...

Sunday Writers’ Club 1st Birthday Celebration

Sunday Writers’ Club 1st Birthday Celebration

Happy birthday! On Friday 27th September 2019, Sunday Writers’ Club celebrated its first birthday. It was a special evening, filled with memorable readings, rousing speeches, delicious Austrian cuisine, champagne (Prost!), and a splendid birthday cake! A big thank you...

Sunday Writers’ Club is back!

Sunday Writers’ Club is back!

After the long summer break, Sunday Writers' Club is back! We're excited about the season of creative writing ahead, all the stories that will be written, reuniting with friends, meeting new participants, and the vibrant writing community we're building together. As...

Summer Reading 2

Summer Reading 2

With over a month until Sunday Writers’ Club returns from summer break, we thought we’d climb out of the swimming pool for just long enough to share some more writing with you. This time we’re pleased to present a creative writing collection from Patrizia Stiegler. On...

Summer Reading 1

Summer Reading 1

Even though Sunday Writers’ Club is on summer break, we thought we’d share with you some very recent writing from our Spring Sunday sessions. This time we’re pleased to present a few very short pieces from Tomer Donio. Tomer joined us for a number of Sunday sessions...

Tell the story….

Tell the story….

Back from our Easter break, we're excited to present yet another Sunday Writers' Club story.  This time Tamara Raidt has come up with a clever story inspired by the writing prompt: Tell the story of a wine stain.  We hope you enjoy the read. Journey of a...

A basket full of stories for Easter

A basket full of stories for Easter

Photo courtesy of Pexels. With Sunday Writers' Club now on Easter break, we're pleased to share with you here a colourful selection of recent stories coming out of our Sunday sessions. We hope you enjoy the read and wish you a happy Easter. The Girl at the River of No...

Creative writing in spring

Creative writing in spring

There’s been a flourish of spring writing activity at the Sunday Writers‘ Club. We’re proud to present here some of the most recent writing coming out of our creative writing sessions. Our participants are not only great people to hang out with on a Sunday morning;...

All new Sunday Writers’ Club contributions

All new Sunday Writers’ Club contributions

This week we're pleased to present two creative writing pieces coming out of the Sunday creative writing sessions. Thank you to both Jennifer Cornick and Marianne Graninger for sharing their writing with us. The Kiss By Marianne Graninger Kiss me like a stranger, like...

Farewell Winter

Farewell Winter

Looking out the window in Vienna today,  everything bathed in sunshine, winter seems a world away. But only a few days ago we were all reaching for our coats and hats and braving the wind to catch a tram or to hurry into the underground.  One of our talented...

Surreal Stories

Surreal Stories

Once again we're pleased to present some of the writing coming out of our Sunday creative writing sessions. This time one of our regular writers, Connie Phlipot, has explored a prompt for a surreal story. We hope you enjoy reading it! A Caryatid Comes down from a...

My Ikigai

My Ikigai

We're always excited to share the  writing coming out of our Sunday creative writing sessions in Vienna. The following uplifting Haiku was written by one of our very talented regulars, Evangelista (Njiru) Sie.  You can find out more about Evangelista here....

Sunday Creative Writing

Sunday Creative Writing

Once again we're proud to present some of the writing coming out of our Sunday creative writing sessions. We hope you enjoy reading them as much as us. Many thanks to Connie Phlipot and Cece Donnerbauer  for sharing their writing with us. Do you know the feeling...

Stranded

Stranded

Our Sunday writers love getting up early to meet up and write together in any one of Vienna's cafes. Here's one of the writing prompts from our last Sunday session at Cafe Jelinek: Write a story about missing the last train. And here is how one of our talented regular...

The Humble Egg

The Humble Egg

25th January is Burns Night when the Scottish celebrate their favourite poet, Robert Burns, and eat their favourite meal, Haggis. In celebration of Burns’s famous poem ‘Address to a Haggis’ SWC member Patrick O’ Gorman honours his delicious egg. THE HUMBLE EGG By...

Sunday Writers’ Club is Back!

Sunday Writers’ Club is Back!

After a lovely Christmas break, Sunday Writers' Club is back! We're planning an exciting year ahead, visiting more charming Vienna cafes for our Sunday writing sessions, offering regular writing workshops, and so much more.  News to follow soon. In the meantime,...

Sunday Writers’ Club Christmas Break

Sunday Writers’ Club Christmas Break

Now some would argue a writer never stops writing, and we’re inclined to agree; but this time of year there are all those Christmas cards to write…and all that texting and tweeting and posting and posing (with Santa or Nikolaus) to be done.  Here in Vienna of...

Writing Your Name in the Snow

Writing Your Name in the Snow

By Anna Sophia Defant Snowfall in the city has always something magical to it. Especially when it comes early in winter – just about right for christmas time. The joy and happiness that comes with sparkling snowflakes is reflected by the eyes of children and everyone...

Sharing our writing 2

Sharing our writing 2

With only one session remaining before Sunday Writers' Club goes on Christmas break,  we thought it high time to post some more of our work. Thank you Connie Phlipot  and Padraig O' Gorman for sharing your writing with us all. Leaving By Connie Phlipot A...

Sharing our writing

Sharing our writing

With the first four creative writing sessions in Vienna behind us, we're proud to present some of our writing here with you. Thank you to Irena Ashcraft and Michael Dey for being the first! The Power to See By Irena Ashcraft If I were invisible, the secrets I would...

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