Rockets shriek overhead. The crimson explosions fight with squealing excitement from the barefoot kids lighting fuses. This celebration by the local people is my cover to cross time-zones, borders, and language barriers, all in sturdy boots. “An easy job, Liz,” Harvey had said, deep in his whiskey. “You’ll be over the border, missing client in … Continue reading Missing Persons Detective Agency
"Death and Other Changed Plans" is the first story in the Jess Brown Troubles series. It is published in the Cozy Villages of Death anthology and available now. "In Jess’s first adventure we met her in the middle of a dramatic life change. She has dreams and plans. They didn’t involve ending up at the … Continue reading RELEASE – Death and Other Changed Plans
He might have been friendly. On a different day, with a different breakfast, that is. But today the coffee had run out, and all sentences were ending with a light inflection of flame. “Call this a large?” he accused the waitress, “Lucy” we see from her nametag. She side-stepped the little curl of flame falling … Continue reading Fries with that?
I opened the door to Number 7. Number 11 and 10 were late, as was standard for their models. Number 7 entered one after the other, smiling while frowning, and took their shoes off at the door. “Do you have inside slippers?” asked Mary. When she received a negative answer, Mary motioned to Simon to … Continue reading Re-coding
Broadcast on Sunday the 12th of July 2020 on Waiheke Radio, the Wordsmith Radio Writing hour includes pieces by Ursula Hoult. The pieces broadcast can also be found on the Waiheke Radio website. Hear Thames Frost Fair, narrated by Alan Knight with original vocals by Jean Fraser-Hoult. Read the text version. Hear Who's the Angel … Continue reading Waiheke Radio – Broadcast
Read "Millennial Dilemma" here: Microfiction Monday This is a 100 word piece that tells the story of a cat and her person and their quest to buy a house.
Ursula was interviewed by Waiheke Radio on her participation on the Writing for Radio course of 2019. The full interview includes the first broadcast of the "Thames Frost River" audio production. Full Interview Here. The text of Thames Frost Fair can be read here.
Read "The Race" here: The Write-In 2020 UK-based National Flash Fiction Day ran a "write-in" on the 7th of June 2020. Over 24 hours, 24 different prompts were released, and writers encouraged to send in their 300 word piece. "The Race" was a response to Prompt 0: First Steps. Write a short flash in which … Continue reading The Race
Read "Old Friends sitting by the Fire" here: Micro Madness (scroll to June 3rd) Old Friends sitting by the Fire is a piece developed in writing class. It was originally over 600 words long. When it came time to create 100 word stories for Micro Madness, it seemed apparent that much of it was filler … Continue reading Old Friends sitting by the Fire
Read The Inish here: Flash Frontier - May 2020 edition.