The stage had been set for a while. Louise had noticed the signs of impending doom from the beginning – the loose alliances solidifying, the subtle isolation of a “problem” player, the cautious glances and whispers behind his back. A figurative knife had suddenly appeared and was looming overhead, desperately seeking a target. The airContinue reading “The Rogue’s Departure (Flash Fiction)”
A CARPET OF LEAVES Grey morning, soft rain – Moist air, heavy leaves falling. A road made anew.
The Unbroken Wheel How joyful I was in that job so new, But wait, a betrayal – Ned Stark is that you? A freshly baked drama, No escaping the trauma, Because yes, Littlefinger, I see you too.
Monday Tired and grumpy, Always unprepared for you; Yet Monday arrives
Chapter 2: Shepherd’s Moon Inn (& Tavern) “Grampy, I thought it was your left leg that was hurt?” Moonie paused mid stride to look back at his granddaughter Sylvie. She was standing just behind the bar, dusting sheep hair from the countertop as she observed him with a seemingly innocent smile on her face. MoonieContinue reading “The Peasant Sylvie & Evil Little Dagmar: Chapter 2”
By way of introduction readers of this blog will know that I have written a young adult fantasy entitled “The Madian”. Perhaps not surprisingly (going by agent feedback) that work is getting very little traction on this blog, WattPad, or FictionPress. So just for fun I thought I’d share an earlier work that is probablyContinue reading “Original Work: The Peasant Sylvie & Evil Little Dagmar (Chapter 1)”
If you’ve read my blog you know I’m a massive Star Wars fan. Though I’ve seen the film twice I’m still not sure of how I feel about The Last Jedi. I think my main source of distress is simply not understanding how the story progresses from here. To me, The Last Jedi felt to muchContinue reading “Using FanFiction for Writing Practice & Cinematic Therapy”
via Daily Prompt: Static There was a time in the not so distant past where television programming just stopped. Crazy to think of now right? For anyone who sits around moaning that “there is nothing to watch on tv” there was a time when there literally was nothing to watch on tv. In the worldContinue reading “Nothing But Static”
via Daily Prompt: Forlorn At times I wonder, am I delusional? Why don’t I feel more hopeless, unfulfilled, abandoned? Maybe I should, maybe I’m in denial. Whatever the case, I don’t feel forlorn and I can’t help but wonder why. Nearly two years ago I left a good job in a rather toxic environment. IContinue reading “Why Don’t I Feel Forlorn?”
This is an interesting question because the flippant answer would be at the beginning of course! But what is a beginning? There can be many entry points to a story, with each potentially leading the narrative in very different directions. I’ve just completed another Writing Challenge from Wonderbook (Vandermeer) that nicely illustrates this idea. TheContinue reading “Where To Open A Story?”