300 Word Fantasy – Open Wide

Writing prompt from the Reddit Fantasy Writer’s forum. Based on this image:   He places the flowers on the ground to the side of the door. Blue tulips, white roses, daisies freshly picked. Her stony eyes stare at him, unblinking, unforgiving. “I miss you,” he says, not daring to look at her. He straightens, shifting…

Poetry – Don’t F*** With Fairy

A poem inspired by my wife’s first short story that she’s still working on… and no, this is nothing like her story, I say inspired BY, not an accurate reflection OF, you silly wankers… Warning: the following poem contains extremely harsh language. Well, not harsh by my standards, but hey, I’m not the soul arbiter…

Short Story – John 4:14

A little short something I wrote for this month’s Reddit /r/fantasywriter contest. John 4:14 It wasn’t a normal smash and grab; I could see that from the moment I arrived in the late hours of a cold night, Yuletide only a few days gone.  The motif usually began with a brick through a shop window,…

Short Story: The Story of Monkton

After many submissions and equally as many rejections, I’ve decided to publish this story here.  Enjoy!   “His stories died when he did, and are burned to ash. No story can survive the owner’s ending,” his mother said. Monkton watched the stars above as smoke from the dead fire drifted around the clearing in the…

The Three

A little 5,800 word short comedic fantasy story I wrote for one of the contests that the forum Fantasy Writers posts monthly on Reddit. EDIT:  Voting is long over, so I removed that link. ˜ The Three  “Haur, noo, Reggie, gie us ‘at story again.”  Mouser rubbed his back as he rode stiffly on his…

Jack Nory

I was writing a “modern” fantasy story about a serial killer when I came across the nursery rhyme, Jack Nory, and a character was born.  I finished the 5000 plus word story, but haven’t really been able to find what is the right market for it, so I felt it was best to simply post…