I’ve been published

My first ever published piece has come out. Please head over to Kazka Press to check out The Peregrin. Leave a comment to let me know what you think and if you feel like it, share it around.  

Image Prompt: Catching snow

Catching Snow She turned the pages of the old photo album. Moments captured in time. Perfect little snippets of life preserved between the faux leather pages. Happy smiling faces, page after page after page, until the middle. She paused at the last happy memory. She could remember the snow, the way if fell, soft and…

The Necklace

(My second piece as part of The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction… by Tara L Masih)   I loved that necklace. It was my “go-to” item of clothing when I had a date or an important meeting, or when I just wanted to cheer myself up with a bit of bling….

Flash Fiction Exercises for Writers

I recently came across a thread somewhere on the internets that lead me to a new book – The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction: Advice and Essential Exercises from Respected Writers, Editors, and Teachers by Tara L Masih There’s a rather long introduction all about the history of flash fiction, which,…

Image Inspiration: Smeg

 I could always tell when Smeg was miffed at someone, or something. She’d let these tendrils of smoke escape from her nostrils, just like she’d done that day. If she had been a full sized dragon it’d be intimidating but since she was little more then the size of a mouse, it was just plain…

Flash Fiction Friday – Machine of death

It had been my intention this month to work on character development. I had a plan that would start with building a character sheet on Monday. Then I was going to write a letter from that character on Wednesday (why? I have no idea any more) and I was going to conclude that character’s contribution…

Flash Fiction Friday – Machine of death

She stared at the envelope on the desk in front of her. Picking it up she held it towards the light streaming in through the open window. She tried to peek at the results through the paper, as if that would change something, make it less permanent, a less certain calculation then if she were…

Image Inspiration: Broken Heart

I stared at the heart in the wall and began to remember. The first look, first smile, first kiss. The first time we made love. All those happy firsts rolled out of mind and towards the wall, like a stream. The heart inside the wall began to warm, taking on a brighter crimson tone as…

Flash Fiction Friday – Stallion

Her lip was split, right arm almost definitely broken, and her body generally battered and bruised. Mud, leaves, grass and twigs cackled one side if her head where she had slid along the ground a few paces before finally stopping, face down in the dirt of the meadow. The stallion snorted, tossing his head and…

Refund

“I’d like a refund please.” “Do you have a receipt.” “I’m afraid I lost it about fifteen years ago, really didn’t think I’d need it after this long.” The customer tried to hide her embarrassment. “I’m sorry, our policy clearly states that you need a receipt for a refund.” “Can’t you do anything?” “I can…

Days like this one.

I hate days like these, when my son, all of four years old, sits in his favourite chair, watching cartoons all day. He turns his sandy blonde head towards me and we share a smile. I can see his eyes sparkle as the idea hits him, the cheeky grin lift his lips before he clambers…

Flash Fiction – Brave

“Are you planning on staying up here all day?” Their eyes met over the twigs and branches of the ancient tree. Fear evident in her green eyes, well hidden under her bravado. Marcus had always been able to see through his fiancé’s brave exterior, her stubborn resistance to let others think her weak or useless….