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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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

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

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

Wednesday Prompt Smash: By law of truth and claw

Prompt: By law of truth and claw Word Limit: 200 words “Order, order in the court!” Snarled Grimmace, his sharp yellow fangs glinting with saliva in the dim light. The gathering went quiet, aside from a few barely audible whimpers in the back. “Now let us resume proceedings, in an orderly manner.” Grimmace lowered himself … Continue reading Wednesday Prompt Smash: By law of truth and claw

Wednesday Prompt Smash: Hand of an angry god

A/N: I know it's not Wednesday. I missed writing and posting this as I was busy yesterday, we just got a new foster dog in. Anyway, my apologies for this being late. Prompt: Hand of an angry god Word Limit: 140 words The hand of the giant stone statue swept across the room, the walls … Continue reading Wednesday Prompt Smash: Hand of an angry god

Saturday Word of the Day: Conurbation

*Conurbation: an extensive urban area resulting from the expansion of several cities or towns so that they coalesce but usually retain their separate identities. "Hey, do you think Darwin counts as a conurbation? You know with Palmerston and stuff?" "I have no idea, I'd need an example of a conurbation to compare." "Oh, ok." -END- … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Conurbation