About David Macfie

Dave Macfie is an author and the General Manager and Lead Consultant of Unique Advantage South Africa, a consulting company specializing in creating unique business advantage from purpose, analysis, insight, alignment and action.
To sample some of Dave’s work get one of his books FREE at http://davemacfiestories.com/dave-free-books/ or check out his Flash Fiction/Short stories via his Blog Posts.
Dave has been an avid reader since his early twenties, but only started taking writing seriously in mid 2015. He started self-publishing in February 2016.
Dave has published three series – the two book non-fiction “BIG DATA FOR EXECUTIVES”, the mystery/thriller, trilogy “ANGUS LOGIE – REST IN PEACE” and the six book epic fantasy “THE CREATOR’S EGG”.

The final book of the fantasy series was published at the end of May, 2017. Now, for the next month or two, Dave is going to concentrate on improving his marketing. But, at the same time he is planning two more Mystery/Thrillers with working titles “Gunpowder, Treason and Plot”, and “Pilgrim’s Rest”.

A Walk in the Sun by David Macfie

Prompt: Calculated Risk | Word count: 1800 | Genre: Thriller

The mother came to the entrance of her home and looked out at the day. Although it was still early, the sun was shining, birds were singing and bees were lazily buzzing from flower to delectable flower. The meadow was at its best, today. The greens were greener, the flower colors were almost artificially glowing and the air smelt sweet. The mother made a decision. On such a day she must bring her children out to play in the aromatic grass. She popped back inside and, shortly afterwards she led out her five small children. They looked apprehensively at the wide open spaces before them. Continue reading

Dinner Party by David Macfie

Prompt: She Never Wanted it Anyway | Word count: 300 | Genre: Horror

Alice Denneghy was busy in her kitchen. And the Irish stew wasn’t the only thing that was simmering. But her rage was contained inside. Nothing showed on her calm outward demeanor.

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Evolution by David Macfie

Prompt: Cut the Strings | Word count: 1000 | Genre: Science Fiction

Doctor Isabel Farnsworth removed her glasses and rubbed her tired eyes. Her research had become all-consuming and she had a feeling that she might be close to another breakthrough. Luckily she had no family to distract her from her purpose but, sometimes she knew she was too driven. She had that thought again now, but pushed it away and refocused on the microscope.

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Meeting of the Minds by David Macfie

Prompt: Masterminds | Word count: 1000 | Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy

Stephen Hawking thought it would be really cool to have a face-to-face meeting with the two scientists whose work provided the main underpinnings of his own contributions to science. A slight impediment to this was that both had been dead for many years. Hawking applied himself to the problem of time travel and, using wormholes and wrinkles in the fabric of time, he worked out how he could transport the two gentlemen from their time to the present and back again. Helped by some of his colleagues, he set up the Fantastically Intuitive Time Transport Invention for Noncurrent Gentlemen. (FITTING for short)

When all the equipment was ready he organized dinner and entertainment, then, using voice recognition in the device and a WIFI connection, he dialed July 1687 on the chronometer of his device and Isaac Newton’s physical address at that time on the location control. Since the chosen date coincided with the first publication of Newton’s laws of motion and universal gravitation, Hawking figured this was a good time to catch his first guest at the height of his intellectual powers.

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The Saving by David Macfie

Prompt: The Club | Word count: 752 | Genre: Historical Fiction

Grak shivered. He was standing on an exposed ridge that gave him a good way of seeing what was going on near the cave his small group used for shelter. His language was limited so many of the things he saw had no noise to give them a name. Mostly things around the group were described by the noise made by the living thing, together with mimicry of its movements or a scratching in the dirt or even a marking on the innermost places of the cave. Up and down were gestures as were directions. Distance was harder to communicate. But they were getting smarter all the time. New noises were invented for things every seeing time. When not-seeing came, the group rested in their shelter.

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Coming Undone by David Macfie

Prompt: Coming Undone | Word count: 1200 | Genre: Crime thriller

“I think it’s time we made some money,” declared Pete to his long-time partner in crime.

“I’ll drink to that,” replied Mikey, in a slurred voice.

“We need a plan,” said Pete, stating the obvious because his partner wasn’t capable of rational thought at that moment.

“Sure we do,” opined Mikey, screwing up his eyes so he could focus. “But tomorrow, OK?”

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The Escape by David Macfie

Prompt: The List | Word count: 1500 | Genre: Historical Thriller

Joseph closed his journal and rubbed his eyes. He had been cataloguing all the things that must be done for “the great escape”, as he and his friends called their audacious plans. He was the butler at Worthington Manor and every day was incredibly busy and stressful. It was his job to make sure that every aspect of the daily life of the manor ran like clock-work. And it was not just about a constant daily routine. The lord and lady of the manor had a wide circle of relatives, friends, business associates, members of parliament and many other people they wanted to influence in some way or the other. So Joseph was expected to organize all the dinners, parties, balls, hunting expeditions, holidays, and business trips at home and abroad. And it didn’t stop there. He also had to manage all the other activities needed to keep the lord and his lady in the top strata of society.

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The Circle of Life by David Macfie

Prompt: Going Home | Word count: 500 | Genre: I don’t know

Rose turned eighty just after Christmas. At her party she told her family that she was tired. Her mind was as sharp as a tack, but her body was giving up on her. With arthritis in every joint and emphysema, from years of smoking, she could only walk ten meters before she had to rest. It was a real drag.

“I think it’s time I turned my face to the wall and checked out,” she said.

It wasn’t the first time her family had heard these words, but Rose sounded so very serious this time, they were worried about her.

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