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Writing about Spring

Rugby Cafe Writers were challenged to write a story, poem or article on the theme of Spring. Here is a selection of their contributions. Hot Cross Buns by Christine Hancock Spring means Easter, and the start of Easter is Good Friday, which means Hot Cross Buns. I got married in 1977, in May, but thatContinue reading “Writing about Spring”

Writing about Ireland

Rugby Cafe Writers were invited to write a piece of fiction or non-fiction on the theme of Ireland. Ireland: a personal perspective ‘The Land of Saints and Scholars.’  So says the well-known phrase describing the Irish Republic.  A less-kind observer, in search of a similarly alliterative moniker, might say ‘The Land of Poets and PouringContinue reading “Writing about Ireland”

An Experience You Never Had

Rugby Cafe Writers were challenged to write a piece, maximum length 300 words, about an experience they have never had. Here is a selection of their contributions: A first time for everything by David J Boulton ‘Only one go at this, no second chances.’ There were others present, but they couldn’t hear. The conversation wasContinue reading “An Experience You Never Had”

Thrapston Mansions – Writing Project 2021

Rugby Cafe Writers have completed their 2020 writing project, inspired by Alexander McCall Smith’s 44 Scotland Street series. We created a fictional set of characters living in a small block of flats in North-West London. Each meeting, someone in the Cafe Writers was challenged to write 300 words (maximum) about one of the characters, bearing in mindContinue reading “Thrapston Mansions – Writing Project 2021”


Rugby Cafe Writers were challenged to write a short story or poem on the theme of Encounters. Encounter – a traditional Persian(?) tale by Steve Redshaw Yes, he had been under a lot of stress recently. Several deals not coming to fruition. Realising good investment returns was tough these days. Or was he just losingContinue reading “Encounters”


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Rugby Cafe Writers is a group of authors and book-lovers in the Midlands town of Rugby, England. Our writers have published more than 40 books between us, crossing genres from horror to thrillers, from romance to politics.

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