A Dark and Stormy Night: The Weather In Fiction

A Dark and Stormy Night: The Weather In Fiction

I’m typing this in my armchair, looking out at the snow – it’s a blizzard out there! – and listening to a classical music playlist I have on Spotify. It’s my go-to music for almost everything I write that isn’t novel specific. It also seems apt for the winter weather...
A Christmas Ghost Story

A Christmas Ghost Story

‘Know whit’s traditional at Christmas?’ he said. ‘Ghost stories. Everybiddy loves a Ghost story’ I swirled the beer at the bottom of my glass and smiled. ‘Load a shite, in’t it?’ ‘Naw, naw. Look at Dickens and A Christmas Carol. Classic ghost story that.’ I raised an...
The Perfect Family

The Perfect Family

In the best traditions of Christmas, I’ve written a ghost story. The subject matter is very delicate so I think it only fair to issue some trigger warnings. If you have suffered from infertility, miscarriage or SIDS, you may find the following distressing.   The...
Carniepunk by Various

Carniepunk by Various

I have always found carnivals and traveling fairs very sinister places; places where the ‘freaks’ and dispossessed gather together and, at least in my imagination, seduce the unaware into the underworld, never to be seen again. It seems I’m not alone in my madness as...
Dipping A Toe in the Self-Published Water

Dipping A Toe in the Self-Published Water

It has taken me a long time of debating with myself whether or not to self publish my short stories. Part of me worries that they’re not good enough; part of me worries that I will be tarred with the same brush as some self-publishers who are happy to put their...
The Rabbi In The Attic by Eileen Pollack

The Rabbi In The Attic by Eileen Pollack

The Rabbi In The Attic is a collection of short stories written by Eileen Pollack who covers a wide range of topics . In The Rabbi In The Attic, Eileen Pollack has brought together a collection of short stories which although written from a Jewish woman’s viewpoint,...
Kissing Frankenstein & Other Stories

Kissing Frankenstein & Other Stories

As part of this year’s National Flash Fiction Day celebrations, the lovely and talented Rachel Carter set up a blog to find the best flash fiction written by the people of the West Country. As a result of this brilliant project, Kissing Frankenstein & Other...
Nazareth, North Dakota by Tommy Zurhellen

Nazareth, North Dakota by Tommy Zurhellen

[tweetmeme source=”nettiewriter” http://www.URL.com] In Nazareth, North Dakota Tommy Zurhellen retells the Christian gospels, changing the setting to the backwaters of this northern American state. He translates the well known biblical tale using modern...

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