Sequels, Prequels and Interquels

Be careful, the note said, for I had found a phantom. Albert Price had been known across Europe for the past fifty years, although if he were real or a legend, no one knew. – The Alchemist of Rome When your main character has lived for centuries, are your books sequels, prequels or interquels? TheContinue reading “Sequels, Prequels and Interquels”

“Midnight in Dublin” – new cover reveal

    Here is the amazing new cover for “Midnight in Dublin” created by Adriana Haganu at adipixdesign.com. “Midnight in Dublin” is a supernatural thriller with magical realism elements, set in Dublin, Ireland. Here is the plot: When Lizzy James flies to Dublin, all she wants is to forget her worries and have a relaxing weekend.Continue reading ““Midnight in Dublin” – new cover reveal”

24. New Years Eve

On an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, not far from the international dateline, a young man was sitting on a white sandy beach. He shielded his eyes as a tall slender girl walked across the sand toward him. “So how are you feeling?” she said, sitting down. “I keep thinking I couldContinue reading “24. New Years Eve”

23. The Perfect Age

I had a Christmas story, but didn’t post it in time – I will have to post it next year. So for number 23 in the “Fiction by Numbers” series, here’s another short and sweet piece from the vampire underworld… *  *  *  *  * She’d read somewhere that twenty three was the perfect age.Continue reading “23. The Perfect Age”

21. The Bet

As the year nears its end, here is the 21st story in the “Fiction by Numbers” flash fiction series. This week, a deal with a supernatural twist… *  *  *  *  * “What’d you bet?” A drop of sweat ran down Matt’s face. What was he betting? His home, his life, his family’s future? HowContinue reading “21. The Bet”

18. Signs

This week, an ominous tale…. *  *  *  *  * The signs had been read years before. The astrologers and the soothsayers, the readers of runes and the oracles in the mountains, all reported the same thing. 18. The king had sat in his throne room musing on the meaning of this sign. Over time,Continue reading “18. Signs”

16. The Gulls

Another urban paranormal tale… *  *  *  *  * Seagulls normally flew ashore when there was a storm at sea, but that morning was fine and sunny. As Ed walked across the square in front of Circular Quay, he was amazed by the number of crisp white wings fluttering in the sky and then soaringContinue reading “16. The Gulls”

13. The Underworld

This week a short urban supernatural story….! The boy was taller than the other people walking through the tunnels to the railway, and moved with a swagger that set him apart from the crowd. His hair was black as a raven. His coat was long and slightly dirty, although he did not look homeless. HisContinue reading “13. The Underworld”

7. Goblin Cabs

“If you had the chance to change your life, would you?” It was a strange question to hear on a street corner and the guy who said it was a strange-looking guy. He wore jeans, a sweatshirt and grubby sneakers, but his eyes shone brightly and his expression was impish. “You don’t look so happyContinue reading “7. Goblin Cabs”

Monthly Book Review: Mohini, Salyuta, Beyond the Reef by Bryan Knower

When a story grabs you at the very first line, you know it’s going to be good. That’s exactly what happened with three short stories by Bryan Knower, which I read this weekend. Each of them have that perfect mix of plot, action and exciting locations – what more could you want! Mohini, begins withContinue reading “Monthly Book Review: Mohini, Salyuta, Beyond the Reef by Bryan Knower”