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, […]

I’ve been busy lately, working of the first draft of In Numina – the second full-length Felix mystery. Which means that whenever I have time to write, I concentrate on that. The mind of a writer, however, is a funny thing. Ideas come and go out of nowhere. Some of them can be saved for later, […]

A short, somewhat romantic, Felix mystery. The kind of thing that keep him in business, and his wine and fish-sauce stocked. It calls on his unique set of skills, for those discerning customers with off-beat problems. My clients usually have hopes. When one contacts a detective, they have certain expectations, an anticipation of resolution to […]

This flash fiction was sparked by Twitter conversation, and first appeared on NothingAnyGood – a great blog by a short-story author friend. Do check it out. You’ll be forgiven in seeing some on Neil Gaiman’s works (Stardust in particular) in the inspiration to this novel as well. I hope it did it justice. One of […]

Every Wednesday on twitter, a bunch of authors run a single line short… something. The essence of a story encapsulated in a single tweet, and tagged with #1LineWed. There are some beautiful pieces out there, worth hunting for. Usually there is a theme every week, posted by @RWAKissofDeath. This week was comfort. Here’s mine for this week – I’m […]

This story is a product of prodding from Julia, my wife and inspiration. Her insistence that “sex sells” has led me to do a market research into the currently highest-trending mass-market erotica (dreadful stuff, which left me feeling dirty). I give you now the result, my own take on this popular trope with a uniquely […]

A short story – but one that does not involve Felix. At least not in his usual home world. I’m sure he’d agree with it though. Never practice magic when you’re drunk. So you have a bottle or two of Chianti over dinner, when inspiration strikes on how to speed up creating century eggs and […]