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Endings

Rugby Cafe Writers were challenged to write something on the theme of Endings. Here is a selection of their contributions. … an alternative ending by Steve Redshaw  Now it happened that as they were going along they stumbled over a bush, and with the  shaking, the bit of poisoned apple flew out of her throat.Continue reading “Endings”

Writing about Cats

Rugby Cafe Writers were challenged to produce a piece of writing inspired by Cats. Here is a selection of their contributions. I don’t like cats by Christine Hancock I don’t like cats, nasty sly creatures that kill for pleasure and care for nothing but themselves. A long time ago, in the bitter winter of 1890,Continue reading “Writing about Cats”

Writing inspired by an object

Rugby Cafe Writers were challenged to produce a piece of writing inspired by an object or picture. Here is a selection of their contributions. Against All The Odds by Madalyn Morgan Against all the odds, fourteen-year-old Vladimir – now in his nineties – drew this windmill. Vladimir gave me the windmill (circa 1943) when I leftContinue reading “Writing inspired by an object”

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”

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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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