Today's post is a mish mash, a hotpotch, in fact a gallimaufry of items. Firstly, the Indoor Writer has entered the Lascaux flash fiction competition which closes 20 March - so still time if you fancy entering a short story (<250 words) inspired by the painting on the website. Details here - it is FREE to enter. You can read her entry Whiteout here (do leave comments on the site if you wish).
And finally if you need some inspiration for writing short stories set a few decades ago then why not visit a vintage clothing shop. Over the weekend the Indoor Writer ventured to Brighton with the Tame Teen, they took a tour of the lanes where there are several excellent vintage/retro shops. One was the size of a small warehouse and seemed to stock the contents of her parents' wardrobe. Characters and story lines jostled to be heard amongst the racks of jumpers, grannie coats (you know the ones), and sublime collection of hats. Even if a visit doesn't stir some ideas it will certainly make you smile as you trot through your own memory fashion show.