Wednesday Prompt Smash: Troll Butter

A/N: Had a lot of fun with this prompt, and did a little folklore research for it too. Check out Tim's work over here. Prompt: Troll Butter Word Limit: 150 words “Pew, what is that?” Dalia held her nose in disgust as a foul odour seeped from the fridge. “Ah, that’d be the troll butter. … Continue reading Wednesday Prompt Smash: Troll Butter

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Saturday Word of the Day: Iceblink

*Iceblink: a yellowish luminosity near the horizon or on the underside of a cloud, caused by the reflection of light from sea ice. Lily’s eyes swept across the sky, tracing the iceblink. There was a subtle beauty in how peaceful it all seemed, in how the sky seemed unfazed by the new world. “Brr,” a … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Iceblink

Wednesday Prompt Smash: Alien Ship

Prompt: Alien ship hidden on Earth Word Limit: 250 words There was a crack in Uluru. A great big fissure had appeared in the sandstone overnight and understandably people were upset. Ayers Rock, the great big red centre of the Northern Territory was breaking. After the instance indigenous leaders flocked to the gigantic rock, trying … Continue reading Wednesday Prompt Smash: Alien Ship

Wednesday Prompt Smash: Hell’s Edge

Prompt: The Town of Hell’s Edge Word Limit: 250 words Hell’s Edge was a town just like any other. The streets were cobbled and the roads a liquorice black path that vehicles travelled along. Houses varied in sizes and splendour, and little alleyways tended to be ill-lit. It was a simple ordinary town… except for … Continue reading Wednesday Prompt Smash: Hell’s Edge

Saturday Word of the Day: Gussy

*Gussy: to enhance the attractiveness of in a gimmicky, showy manner. “Paula, honestly can’t you gussy yourself up a bit?” Marianne fussed over her youngest daughter, whose hair was in a loose mess and dress bore the marks of gardening. “Mum, stop it. It’s fine, I’m thirteen not eighteen. Nobody is going to be looking … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Gussy

Wednesday Prompt Smash: The Final Christmas

A/N: Sorry I missed posting on Saturday, I've had a very busy last few days with family visiting. I hope everyone has enjoyed the holidays. Prompt: The Final Christmas Word Limit: 200 words A thick, heavy smog cloud loomed on the horizon as Veronica scurried home. Her arms were pressed firm, laden with presents, against … Continue reading Wednesday Prompt Smash: The Final Christmas

Wednesday Prompt Smash: Festive Drinks

A/N: I might not get the Saturday Word of the Day up this week (22nd) so just in case I don't I wanted to wish everyone Happy Holidays! As always you can find Tim's writing here. Prompt: A Christmas elf goes out for festive drinks with his cousin, a leprechaun Word Limit: 240 words Jack … Continue reading Wednesday Prompt Smash: Festive Drinks

Saturday Word of the Day: Supplicate

*Supplicate: to pray humbly; to entreat or petition humbly. “Dear Goddess, I supplicate to you. Please help Anar pass through the trials unscathed; please guide him swift and true.” “Dear Goddess, I beg of you to end that wretched boy. Bring all your wrath upon him in the trials, and tear him asunder.” “Oh Goddess, … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Supplicate

Wednesday Prompt Smash: The Unknowable

A/N: So sorry for missing this Saturday’s Word of the Day post! Spent the whole day volunteering for the Abbey Museum’s open day and was absolutely exhausted afterwards (but it was worth it because I had a lovely time). Prompt: The Unknowable Word Limit: 150 words There were many Gods in the lands of Argoth, … Continue reading Wednesday Prompt Smash: The Unknowable

Gratitude

Yesterday I had the delight of receiving my copies of Beginnings – An Australian Speculative Fiction Anthology. It was an absolute thrill to open up the box and see all the books inside, knowing my short story was in there. The best thing Better than that feeling though, better than selling signed copies and getting … Continue reading Gratitude