“My master, Monsieur Price, has asked me to go to the sign of the Three Hands again, although I dislike the place. He buys powders for his experiments there.” – Elise reflects on her strange instructions in ‘The Alchemist of Paris’ In an age when many people were illiterate, the most common way to navigateContinue reading “City of Signs – Historical Fiction Tips”
A new flash fiction for the New Year. * * * * She ran fast through the city streets. The first fireworks were lighting up the sky. She found him under a floodlit bridge. He stood, hands in his pockets, gazing at the lights reflected on the flowing river. A ball of red and goldenContinue reading “Flash Fiction – The Old Man Under the Bridge”
“Midnight in Dublin” is now free on Amazon until 12 December 2015. It is also featured (with many other great book bargains) on Choosy Bookworm today! * * * * *
Flash Fiction returns! This week – what if life had an undo button? * * * * Jenny sighed as she accidentally deleted a paragraph in her document. She clicked the undo button and the text reappeared. If only life was that simple, she thought as she closed her laptop and headed for the coffeeContinue reading “Flash Fiction: The Undo Button”
The tree rested on the wall. Its limbs were so tired from the centuries of walking. * * * * © 2015 M. C. Dulac A very short story – new stories based around a picture, every week.
I’ve been absent from my blog for a few weeks because I’ve been on holiday. Some good friends of mine had a birthday party – in Malta! I’ve been down at the beach. Exploring lanes in an ancient fortress built by the Knights of Malta. Admiring the magnificent harbour and learning about the fascinating historyContinue reading “My Travels…”
Earlier this week, I had a post about describing places in your character’s words. Here is a mini-flash fiction from three POVs. The scenario, the summoning of three immortals, to a well-to-do house on a bay overlooking Sydney Harbour. * * * * The door fell open as Alexander approached. He entered the hall, takingContinue reading “Flash Fiction: An exercise in POV”
The wonderful Kate Loveton has reviewed “Midnight in Dublin” – and I have answered some questions about my writing process!
In “The Alchemist of Paris”, my current work in progress, our intrepid young heroine is summoned to work as a maid for a mysterious master in Paris in 1820. As she arrives at the darkened house, she is filled with amazement as she gazes upon the baroque facade, the carved lintel over the door andContinue reading “That’s not my point of view! Keeping characters in character”
Originally posted on Color me in Cyanide and Cherry:
Midnight in Dublin is an emotional, fantastical, psychological tale, from the pen of M. C. Dulac. What I liked most about this book is the vivid and captivating descriptions of the location; they were filled with enticing imagery, but not too burdening and boring, they are…