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

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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

Saturday Word of the Day: Shrievalty

*Shrievalty: the office, term, or jurisdiction of a sheriff. "If I was you, George, I'd leave this all behind. Give up the shrievalty and leave for somewhere where nobody knew me." Katie's husky voice carried from the bathroom as George tightened his belt. "If you were me, Katie, you'd never have accepted it. And you … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Shrievalty

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: Waggish

A/N: Before I begin this Saturday Word of the day post, I just wanted to say I'm very excited today as my story 'Dealt in Sin' is in the Australian Speculative Fiction Anthology: Beginnings which has officially launched today! You can find it on Amazon here. *Waggish: roguish in merriment and good humour; jocular; like … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Waggish

Wednesday Prompt Smash: The book of stars

Prompt: The book of stars Word Limit: 200 words Marni was not a good apprentice, and nobody was shy about telling her this. It ruffled her feathers something shocking when the older apprentices voiced their disdain, loudly and within earshot.  She wanted to curse the whole Tower, wanted to scream at the Book of Stars … Continue reading Wednesday Prompt Smash: The book of stars

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

Wednesday Prompt Smash: Pay with a secret

Prompt: Pay with a secret Word Limit: 250 words The floors creaked underfoot as I entered. It appeared as if nobody had been here in a long time. Necromancy was technically illegal, but there were always ways to get around magic laws. Dead Man, they called him, a shady peddler of the necromantic arts. If … Continue reading Wednesday Prompt Smash: Pay with a secret

Wednesday Prompt Smash: Unknowable Presence

Prompt: Unknowable Presence Word Limit: 200 words There’d always been something strange about the town, some sort of invisible fog hanging over it. Residents weren’t particularly concerned about it but visitors to the sleepy town often felt unnerved, as if they were being watched from the shadows. The odd foreboding feeling of being followed deterred … Continue reading Wednesday Prompt Smash: Unknowable Presence