This was a response from a writing prompt, that caught me in the mood. The original prompt was for up to 3 paragraphs on Small village dressmaker bit by werewolf Here’s my micro-fiction submission: Having been bitten by a werewolf, Betty found that her dressmaking skills were challenged to the extreme. In the first month, […]
This is a short piece I wrote when I wasn’t in a good mood… On the other hand, it suits the general October spookiness quite well. You’ve been warned. Today I will be executed for my crimes. The guard banged his truncheon on the bars, and I obediently kneeled at the back of the cell. His mate pushed […]
The Soul of Tech
This is a real-life-inspired, near-future science-fiction(ish) flash fiction I wrote recently. I find it poignant to our modern existence, especially after my own social-media-detox last year. Mailing list subscribers got a chance to read it already, but for those who missed it here it is for your edification and consideration. Megan had a problem. Automatic […]
Aquae et Ignis – a new, free Felix novella is here!
I’m excited to announce that Aquae et Ignis, the brand new Felix novella is here! It is a stand-alone novella in the Stories of Togas, Daggers, and Magic series, with Felix’s latest bizarre case. Though the events described are set between In Numina and In Victrix, it is a completely independent story. It makes for a […]
The View from the Other Side
This piece of flash fiction was written specifically for the Dreamtime Dragons anthology. I’ve announced it previously here, but thought I’d make this flash fiction available on the site to increase the anthology’s visibility and as encouragement to go and get a copy (plenty of good authors in there, and all proceeds go to charity). It’s also […]
A New breed of Dragons!
I don’t often write dragons, but when I do – I publish them in an anthology. Well, yeah, OK, I also publish them here on the Short Stories section. In fact, Modern Dragon from the Short Stories section is also included in this new anthology. So to the point: I am honoured to announce the inclusion […]
Bits and Snippets of Writing
Not all ideas end up as a full novel. Sometime’s it’s just a flash fiction, or even a mere snippet of a story. Here are a couple of particularly delicious ones from the past few weeks. All were done as a prompt (where someone asked for it or not…) to an image. This little techno-beasty […]
Life up a Creek
This is a different style of creative writing, hopefully reminiscent of Gerald Durrell (whose books I admired as a child). As some of you may know, we have recently moved houses. The new place is wonderful, with a large backyard that has a creek running through it. You can see it in the background in the […]
This is a special story. It’s the darkest story I’ve written to date. I’ve been struggling to complete it for a while. Then Nikki, the organiser of UnDead Prom, contacted me about sponsoring the event, and I knew that this would be just perfect. So here you have it. Felix’s darkest and most bizarre case, published […]
Every week, B E Van de Viere (aka Miss Muse) posts an image as a short writing prompt, under the tag #MissMuseMe. She has a great knack to find really captivating images. Last week’s image was this one: *Writing Prompt!*#MissMuseMe Write a sentence to go w/ this picture!Photo @Ideal_Victoria pic.twitter.com/fp4GyJ5Qqj — Miss Muse (@bevandeviere) August 11, […]