The Imposter Syndrome Is Real! — Bombay Ficus (Reblog)

Have you ever felt like you don’t belong? Like your friends or colleagues are going to discover you’re a fraud, and you don’t actually deserve your job and accomplishments? If so, you’re in good company. These feelings are known as Imposter Syndrome, or what psychologists often call impostor phenomenon. An estimated 70% of people experience […]

The Imposter Syndrome Is Real! — Bombay Ficus

*So is the imposter syndrome real?

Look What Milly Picked Up…

Is second hand or charity bookshop trawling worth it?

Friday Flash Fiction: ‘Pig Headed’

Photo by Nicolas Postiglioni on

He thought he’d seen it somewhere before; a pig’s head somehow pulled over the victim’s. The body had been left untouched until he arrived, partly concealed between trash cans.
“Gloves, please. Thanks.”
Kneeling down, he brought out the wallet, examining the debit card before showing it to detective constable Erica Wilkes. She squinted at it in the dim light. “But that’s you, boss, even the same initials.”
The sense of deja vu began to overwhelm him.

Copyright Francis Barker 2020

Who Are You? (Flash Fiction) Prosery

Photo by Harrison Haines on

He said his name was Jophar Vorin, that he was looking for his long lost brother. I showed him a map, though it only seemed to confuse him more. “Where was Sakria and Euplar?” he asked. The funny thing was… we truly believed him.

Finally the Berlin authorities took Jophar; we never heard of him again — except in our endless musings ever since. I have to say it, I think the most enlightening speculation was written by you, my dear friend: “We look at him through the wrong end of the long telescope of Time.”

Jophar Vorin

Link to prompt

Copyright Francis Barker 2020

‘Left Luggage’ A New Ebook on Amazon

Find Milly’s books here and here.

‘The Rest of Us Just Live Here’ Book Review, by Milly Reynolds

*There is a book link here and here.

Haiku: ‘Strange Truth’

Photo by Thorn Yang on

Men of mystery
Strange unbelievable tales
Truth stranger than lies

Copyright Francis Barker 2020

Milly Reynolds’ September Reads

Copyright Francis Barker 2020

Milly Reynolds’ New Ebook Due Out Shortly — ‘Left Luggage’

*Buy the first in the Mike Malone Murder Mysteries series here.

Mini Charity Shop Book Haul — by Milly Reynolds

Find ‘The Rest of us just live here’ here.

Find ‘The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock’ here.

Find ‘After Dark’ here.

10 Popular YA Novels I’ve Never Read (Reblog)

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chboksy I’m not entirely even sure what this book is about. I think it’s a coming-of-age story? And they …

10 Popular YA Novels I’ve Never Read

Copyright Francis Barker 2020