Bad news first I think... The Diamond Blade has been returned without being published. I will find a publisher for this story, I just need to find a magazine who are looking for horror stories that are a little gruesome and based on norse mythology. Sigh I will find one... Good News! My publisher sent… Continue reading Good and Bad News
"Are you still working?" I look up and see my lecturer in front of me. "Yes." "It's a Friday night, why don't you go out and have some fun?" As he says this he puts his hands on his hips and does a little jig, all crazy eyes and bouncing hair. I smile indulgently. "I… Continue reading Wild hair and crazy eyes
The ebook 'The Phantom Horse' will only be free until the end of Friday. So if you haven't downloaded it - hurry before the promotion ends! All the links to the different Amazon stores can be found here. If you do download it and have a read, please leave a review or give the book… Continue reading 24 hour reminder
I have been published. One of the stories I perform on open mic sessions is in the anthology Twisted Tales 2013. So excited! The UK link to buy it. The US link to buy it.
I was an odd child. I never followed fashion, too interested in being comfy. In the end I would just wear what I wanted. There was the red-spotted sock incident. Basically I was a kid when the fad was coloured socks, short ones. All mine were white. We had no money so I had to… Continue reading Fashion and fads
She waits on her bed. The sun streaming through the window and hitting the duvet making the simple faded flowers dance with colour. Softly a tear tracks down her cheek and drops onto her hand. She doesn't make a move to stop it. Just sits like a stone, not moving. Inside she feels nothing. Inside… Continue reading Good Goodbyes
I'm not meant to be blogging today... But here I am in a break with a cup of tea typing away. I think I must be addicted to flash fiction. Without posting a story I get a twitch...
I thought when I got older that chores would become a thing of the past. Something you look back on with remembrance and a smile. I find everything can be smiled at once you look back. "Kate, can you wash up?""Sure," I'd say. I have never had an issue with washing-up. On the chore list it… Continue reading Chores…
"You see," the woman says pointing at the screen. "No," the man says. "He just got on." "Where?" The woman sighs and hits rewind. In exaggerated steps everyone on the London street move backwards at a maniacal pace. "There," she says, pointing at a man in a red beanie hat. The picture moves forward in… Continue reading Through the clear glass
I should never have gone to university. It wasn't that I was too young, I'd done a BTEC and was a year older than most. But inside I was so young and naive. I didn't know at the time but I had some mental issues that made me particularly vulnerable to predators and attack. Attack… Continue reading The lady with the plasters