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Writing about Heat

Rugby Cafe Writers were challenged to write on the theme of Heat for their meeting in August 2021. Heat by Jim Hicks After meeting the mathematician John Conway on a train, I didn’t thinkanything like that would ever happen to me again.  Especially on atrain. I was travelling from Rugby to Manchester to see anContinue reading “Writing about Heat”

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”

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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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