Category Archives: horror

The ‘Pinocchio’ #writephoto #creativewriting #horror

Granta Personi was a chameleon: those who knew him called him ‘toymaker’; those who didn’t, but benefited from his model-making expertise called him ‘genius’; and those bereaved by the application of his uniquely crafted weaponry called him ‘monster’. Granta lived … Continue reading

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The Crystal Slipper

This isn’t my usual fayre. There’s a possibility I might try and participate in a horror anthology based around twisted fairytales. This, using the latest #writephoto prompt as a base, is an early draft of a possibility. Montague Last walked … Continue reading

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Corona: Part Three

Inspector Thorne waited. Janice Strutt took a moment to compose herself. He’d pretty much accused her of being involved in the mysterious burial of human remains so her silence wasn’t a surprise. What was, was her eventual reaction. She stood … Continue reading

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Corona: Part Two

If you would like to begin at part one, click here. If you are already up to speed, then off you go… Mrs Strutt? Detective Inspector Thorne. I met you when…’ ‘When Roger died? Yes, I remember. You were a … Continue reading

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It Shouldn’t Happen… But It Did: The Developer’s Wife and the Hot Flush #lawyerlytales

This is part of a series based on my life in the law as a property lawyer. Some clients were easy going and some not; some were bright and some not; some were patient and some not. And then there … Continue reading

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What If… Is #Nano Really Worth The Risk… #shortfiction #darkvisions #audible

We may have moved on from Halloween but I thought I’d share this. I’ve had two of my stories included in an anthology of horror fiction Dark Visions and last night I read a version of both as a spooky … Continue reading

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A bit of blood, a bit of bother #microcosms

  Another Day, Another Decapitation ‘What do we have, Waldron?’ Detective Inspector Plummet pulled on his latex gloves and peered at the body. ‘Same M.O. as the others, sir. Drowned. In his own blood.’ ‘Usual calling card?’ ‘Yes. Fourteen rubber … Continue reading

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