Continuing the story, Aphelia has a conversation with a familiar (and rather odd) barman before taking to the air on her resupply mission. Sorry if it needs a little more work - you're really my beloved guinea pigs for these drafts. Be sure to catch up on Part 1 and Part 2 if you haven't: … Continue reading Short Story (Part 3): When The Tide Comes In
Ever wondered if the 3D printing an ancient Egyptian priest's vocal track to hear what he sounds like might be a bad idea? Me too.....According to the scientific report in Nature: Synthesis of a Vocal Sound from the 3,000 year old Mummy, Nesyamun:"Only those able to verbally confirm that they had led a virtuous life … Continue reading Short Story: Like the Buzz of Crickets in High Summer
So here's a quick story in response to the Story Dice Challenge #1 - and I really didn't let myself spend too long on it. Somehow it all just came together in my mind, which is quite pleasing in and of itself.
As we kick off February and take a quick flashback to Christmas. It's been noted that I'm notoriously difficult to please when it comes to gifts, and please don't buy this writer any more books! That pile is big enough as it is! And unless you're going to pop a very nice electric guitar in … Continue reading Story Dice Challenge #1
Short story written for Fantasy Writers Forum August Challenge, 2019 - this was written pretty quickly and subject to a limit of 5k words, so apologies in advance for the rough edges and confusing ending. Ankles, so called because he still bore the scars from his manacles. It was common amongst prisoners forced to march … Continue reading Short Story: The Mind-Thistle Run
During my years at college I was introduced by a friend to Men At Arms by Terry Pratchett, and now looking back I can see how Pratchett was a big influence on my style, particularly the way in which his dialogue was structured to provide comic effect, as well as the way in which his … Continue reading The Cosmic Highway (Early Writer’s Circle Work 2002)
[This was another quick writing project that was done for the monthly challenge on http://www.fantasy-writers.org. I kept the working title as I liked it, but if anyone has a more appropriate one let me know. But first, sit back and have yourself a little slice of my dark, festive offering......]Through the shifting halls of dream … Continue reading Crumbs For Crow: A Solstice Fairy Tale
Dear Reader, here is a little tale that was accomplished in short order, perhaps 10 days with only one round of edits and revisions. In this respect you have become it's beta readers, and I apologise in advance for any mistakes made. It was essentially done for a bit of fun and comic relief from … Continue reading Irrevenant: Part 1