Category Archives: short story

The Advent Calendar #shortstory

I was over at Solveig’s blog with an advent calendar post about, erm, an Advent Calendar. It’s a longish short story which I’ve replayed here since I’m having problems with links. Please visits here (if I can get it to … Continue reading

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Nano Completion and All That

Ok, so I made it. Nano’s 50,000 words have been banked (indeed it’s reached 68,000) and I now have the first draft of magical realism novel. It’ll take a while to make it ready for publication so, to keep you … Continue reading

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Life In A Conversation #anthology #shortfiction #coveroptions

As foreshadowed before I am in the last throes of editing my latest compilation of short fiction. Things have slowed a touch while I focus on Nano (which is going very well, thanks for asking – 42,000 words and it’s … Continue reading

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Nano – What To Do About That Urge: Six Lessons #nanowrimo #writing

(the images are from my garden; I cannot believe the colour that has extended into November) National Novel Writing Month is an exercise in many things: patience, persistence, imagination, robust typing skills. To arrive at November 30th with 50,000 words tucked away is … Continue reading

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Pearl Barley And The Mystery Of The Warl Line #shortstory #writephoto

Pearl Barley stumbled and squealed. She had the oddest sensation of being pulled back in two places: her head and her arm.  The Deacon moved alongside her.  ‘Don’t cross over until you’re covered.’ ‘Too bloody right, girl,’ said her hair … Continue reading

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Passing The Test #shortstory #pearlbarley

Colin Inglenook stared at the screen, his fingers convulsively gripping and releasing. A droplet of sweat splashed from the end of his nose, adding to the dark stain in his lap. Pearl Barley swallowed. The stain had changed since she … Continue reading

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Whether Weather #shortfiction #flashfiction

I’m in the process of putting the finishing touches to a (third) anthology of short fiction. I will hopefully have a cover to reveal in the near future. In the meantime, and to tantalise your taste-buds here is a short … Continue reading

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