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Writing about Beginnings

Rugby Cafe Writers were challenged to write a piece for the start of 2022 on the theme of Beginnings. Here is a selection of their work. A New Beginning? by Steve Redshaw So far, so good. As Chief Medical Officer aboard Pioneer 37 of the Scatterseed  mission, it was planned that I would be the firstContinue reading “Writing about Beginnings”

Write a Christmas story

Rugby Cafe Writers were challenged to write a short story beginning with the words Do you believe in Father Christmas? Here is a selection of their contributions. Do You  Believe in Father Christmas? Of course I believe.  He and I get on well, sharing the work. I see to the people on my list; heContinue reading “Write a Christmas story”

Rugby Cafe Writers at Literary Festivals

Members of the Rugby Cafe Writers have been promoting their books at two recent Literary Festivals. They were at the Southam Book Festival in October 2021 and the Moulton Literary Festival (in Northampton) in November. Members received several queries about the group and managed to sell quite a few books as well!

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”

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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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