19. Halloween Story – The nineteenth floor

“The lift never stops on the nineteenth floor,” the two guys from IT were talking beside me. “Sure,” grinned the bigger guy, “ that’s because of the ghost.” They didn’t see me shiver. They stepped out and the lift lurched upwards. The truth was I always felt colder as I passed the nineteenth floor. I’dContinue reading “19. Halloween Story – The nineteenth floor”

Don’t Let the World Pass You By

  It’s the return of the cartoons! Writing, blogging, indie publishing, not to mention day-jobs, night-jobs, pets, kids, etc often seem to leave no time for anything else. So don’t forget to take time out, and don’t let the world pass you by. *  *  *  *  * And.. a promotion! “Midnight in Dublin” isContinue reading “Don’t Let the World Pass You By”

Two Sentence Stories

The return of Two Sentence Stories – a tale in two sentences! Flash fiction resumes on Friday. *  *  *  *  * Their only chance was the hour before sunrise. Deep within the earth, the remaining humans set off in single file, to save their planet. *  *  *  *  * “If only you couldContinue reading “Two Sentence Stories”

14. Time Travel

This week, a lighthearted tale… *  *  *  *  * “Do you want a seat?” the guy sitting by the bus window asked. “Sure,” Janey had been happy to stand, but now she saw the seat was free. The guy moved over and she perched next to him. He had a slide phone. Janey hadn’tContinue reading “14. Time Travel”

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”

Spring Cleaning!

Note to northern hemisphere readers – August is the last month of winter in Australia. With the freezing cold rain that has been pelting down lately, it’s certainly felt like I’ve been doing the ice bucket challenge on the way home from work each night. But now it’s the first days of spring, my fluContinue reading “Spring Cleaning!”

12. The City behind the Fog

I’m back! Here is a flash fiction piece inspired by a thick fog we had a few weeks ago, when everything looked strange: * * * * * The fog on the 12th of August was the thickest ever seen in the city. The people woke to find their regular landmarks were all but gone,Continue reading “12. The City behind the Fog”

Senseless Sentences

  And now for something silly. The idea for this post came from a hilarious flash fiction by fellow blogger B B Goodman entitled, “Virginia is Furious”. The story revolves around the idea of writing “something that looks like something but doesn’t mean a thing”. The story is very clever so I suggest you checkContinue reading “Senseless Sentences”

In the Time of the Forest

No flash fiction this week! But instead, some news about a new “Unusual Tale” that is now available on Amazon. Here’s the plot: “The heart of a forest creature is large enough for the mountains, the air, the streams and the woods, but it must never allow love for a humankind.” Europe 1682. All herContinue reading “In the Time of the Forest”

8. Decision Time

  Sometimes Dwayne felt like he lived his whole life behind the eighth ball. No matter how hard he worked, he never seemed to get anywhere with his writing. On a particularly grim and chill autumn morning, the reality of his situation hit hard. He was staring at eight rejection letters, the only response toContinue reading “8. Decision Time”