What the hell was that? (excerpt of a potential longer story)

[It’s been a while since I’ve written anything that wasn’t a rant, but the other night an partial idea came to me so I’ve written an excerpt from the idea that I may or may not explore further but its a promising start, and i may still have the abilty to write, maybe. I’d like…

What changed?

I know I haven’t been around a lot recently, things have been different for a while now. We don’t talk like we used too, I’ve felt you growing more and more distant, you are sad all the time and nothing I do seems to shake it from your depression. I wish you would talk to…

Dwelling on the past.

Everyone wants something. It could be money, food, power, love or even sex. We long for what we can’t have, we long for what we have lost, we worry about what may come. There is no pain greater than the loss of love, except that of what could have been. It may be a cliché…

Someone to bounce ideas around with.

Hey folks, How have you all been? I am looking for some help here. I have come up with an idea for a new book and I am looking for someone to talk to about it, bounce about some ideas. Anyone want to help me?

The Package

It had been a long day and all Luke wanted to do was go home, have a hot shower and then collapse in front of the tv and watch a good film. Work had been hellish dealing he had to deal with all of the angry customers today in the shop and one of them…

Looking for a challenge

Hey everyone, I haven’t been really in the headspace recently for writing, and I want to try to get back into the swing of things. With that thought, I am looking for your help. If you would be so kind and are up for helping me I have a request. In the comments below can…

I won an award.

Last night I went to an awards ceremony. I had no idea why I was going, I didn’t know why I was invited or what I was nominated for. So I went along, being pretty clueless, and it turns out that I was nominated because I had published my first book on kindle. I got…

Did not see that coming [A ten word story]

Lightning Flashes, Thunder Crashes, The branch falls knocking him out. via Daily Prompt: Branch   [It’s been a while but I thought I’d bring back the ten word story, hope you like it]

Lost With Desire – Book still for sale.

Since today is valentines day, I thought I’d post this again. Available for purchase in all territories on amazon kindle. If you like some erotic fiction that not only has some hot sex but also stories of true love, then read on. [I have a suspicion that there will be a few of you]  …

Years from now….

[I wrote this story back in November and I read it again last night at The Writing Group that I joined last year and I thought that I would tweak it and repost it for valentines day. Enjoy.] One day, far in the future, living life the only way we will know how. Alone. Both…

How did it end up like this?

  ‘How did it end up like this? It was only a kiss, it was only a kiss?’ I’ve been thinking about these words for a while now, the resonate deep within my soul. When I got home last night, I climbed into bed thinking about these words. It was a fantastic night. I met…

Years from now…

One day, far in the future, living life the only way we will know how. Alone. Both of us will be making our way through the world waiting to see what life will throw at us next. You, in your world. Me, in mine. I’ll be making my way across the courtyard of the shopping…

Announcement

Today has been a big day for me. I kept this quiet because it happened so fast but I got a part time job, and I started working tonight. Its not much and it is only for a few weeks until the beginning of January and then ill be back in the same position, but…

Mirror Reflection

Someone is looking back at me in the mirror, that person isn’t me. They are a being unto themselves. She looks like me, but She isn’t quite me. She has been following me in the mirror for five years now, ever since I lost my way in life, things changed then, I changed the direction…

Just out of reach (50-word story)

“If I can make it to the bridge I’ll be safe” he pants. The sound of horses coming up from behind getting louder. He can see the bridge is in sight, safety is in reach. The horde gets closer to him, and just as he lunges, the sword decapitates him.

Frist Chapter of a Second book

Hey everyone, Hope your day is going well. I was looking through my memory stick tonight, and I found this, it is the start of a second book that I started about a year ago and never finished. I have the idea for the full story in my head but was suffering from a severe…

Alone in the dark

[I have mentioned before that I have found a writing group. I went last night and there was an exercise to write a story one line at a time with another person based on the first line, in this case “Alone in the dark” this is what we came up with. It’s not what I…

The Call

{This is a story that I have been working on for a week or so now. I am trying to get back into writing, it’s been a while since I’ve written much, so this is my first attempt in a while. I am branching out into horror, this is a work in progress I hope…

Writing groups. Are they helpful?

I have been trying to get back into my writing again recently. Getting time at the moment is really hard with taking care of the little one, she’s a full time job all on her own. I am not working just now and it’s really difficult to find a job right now, I can’t go…

I need help with something

Hello my lovely friends. I need some help. As many of you may know, I have written a novel (I may have mentioned this before) and I sent it off to a publisher who actually offered me a contract to publish it. But the shower of bastards, who wanted to “Partner” with me by charging…

A Tale of Woe. 

A few years ago I was seeing a someone and one night I decided I was going to propose to my girlfriend.  I had it all arranged, we were sitting in the porch and I was about to pop the question when a friend of mine, Joseph, appeared, drunk, he tripped and fell face first…

The Gate (100-word story)

The gate at the end of the garden has always bothered me. It’s been locked for as long as I can remember, whenever I get close to it, it starts to glow red. There is no reason for this to happen and no one else can see it. One day I decided enough was enough…

Trying to beat off writers block. 

Recently I have been having some real trouble coming up with ideas for anything to write about.  I have got nothing. It’s really starting to get on my nerves  So I’m putting this request out to all of lovely my followers here. You are all so gracious and kind. So I’m asking, if it’s not…

200 followers. 

This morning I hit 200 followers on WordPress and I just wanted to say a big thank you to you all.  It means a lot to me that so many of you read my ramblings and stories.  I know it’s not much,considering how many there are on here, a drop in the ocean really, but…

Ding round two. BATTLE TIME. 

The battle is heating up Cyranny upped the anti last night. Now it’s my turn.  Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen it’s time for take off.  You may notice there has been slight change to the crew.  Welcome aboard purrrrrfect air  Will not check you in and see you to your seats.  if you would like any drinks…

Kids are creepy as hell

Anyone who has even glanced at my blog will know that I have a six month old baby girl.  Now until she was born I’ve never really liked kids. They are a bit insane and creepy at times.  Today I came across these stories. Now these are creepy  Fair Warning these may make you cringe with fear…

Dinner with the in-laws goes terribly wrong (A Fifty Word Story)

It is always uncomfortable at Kates folks house. Sitting with her family for a meal is a painful experience, the always hated me. Looking around “Where is Kate?” I asked her father. He grins an evil smile at me before lifting the cloche revealing, to my horror, what’s for dinner…

We both knew it wouldn’t last (A One Hundred Word Story)

We both knew it was temporary, the relationship couldn’t last. Those nights you would come to my door begging to come in, I let you, of course, how could I not? I gave you a place to stay, and we would curl up on the couch together feeling each other’s warmth. You kept me company,…

Where to go next?

I might be on the cusp of getting my first book published and it has got me thinking about a sequel. When I finished the first novel I did start a follow up to it but I have changed it so much since then that it no longer fits with the original story. So I…

Moving on is hard this may help

For anyone who has loved and lost just remember this. I am working on a story just now that fits with this rather well watch this space

Milestone, 1337 likes, also 150 followers 

When I got home from work tonight I had two notifications on here.  The first is that today I hit 150 followers. So I want to thank Sara in LaLaLand for being number 150, it’s much appreciated.  The second one is that I have been notified that I have achieved 1337 likes on this small blog of…

It’s all over but the waiting now

I have done it, I have taken the plunge (again) after my last post, which any avid followers will have read (ha, I crack myself up at times, I’m not that popular :p). I have spent the weekend pouring over the manuscript for my novel and this morning I have sent it off to the…

Goodbye

They met at the station for the last time. Standing looking, longingly at each other “I love you.” She said. “I love you too, I always will. That’s why I have to step aside.” Sharing one last kiss as the train started to leave He watched tears in his eyes.   [I have just written…

I’m just done

I am thinking about giving up. Recently I have had no motivation to write, I have had no time to do it, and everything I have tried to write has been garbage. It is feeling forced and like I’m not enjoying it anymore. Writing used to be an escape for me, a way to deal…

How I Write

There are many different styles of writing, I have my own style as does everyone else. Trying to figure out your own style is the first rung to start climbing that ladder. Everyone will tell you the ideal way to write and what to do to make it flow properly, but unless you are a…

Inside the mind of Patient Zero

‘At the beginning of the twenty-first century everyone seemed to be obsessed with zombies, there were dozens of films, TV shows, books and games dedicated to the genre of a zombie apocalypse. Everyone, myself included, had their own zombie survival plan ‘What we would do in the event of the outbreak of the virus that…

A Writing Challenge

Good afternoon my happy people, I hope you are all doing well. I have come up with a Challenge for all the writers out there. I want to see how many people would be up to the challenge. So I came up with this today when I was sitting googling random facts. I started off…

Law = Dumbledore?

This isn’t the typical kind of post I would do, but I wanted to write about this. I am a huge Harry Potter fan. Loved the Books and the Films are good. I’ve been on the Studio Tour, and that was awesome, and I loved Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them I’ve been at…

Outlier….. Daily Prompt

Todays daily prompt reminded me of a story idea I came up with years ago but never followed through with, I think I might have to look at it now this is the basic idea I’m an Outlier in the worst possible place to be one, I’m an Outlier in Hell. Not sure if I…

The Last Battle

The night at the club had been a bust, Robin walked home feeling really dejected, her friends had all abandoned in favour of hooking up with random strangers. She had been looking forward to a night of dancing and maybe a little flirtation with barman to get a few free drinks, but after an hour…

Seasons Borders…..Spring Writing Event

[This is the third and possibly last entry for the Spring Writing Event written by the funny and talented Cyranny I hope you like it. I may be getting one more story to put up and I will try to write one myself, but work has been so insane I haven’t had time, if not…

One Last Hit…..Spring Writing Event

[This story was written by Paul E bailey. its a short one but fitting and enjoyable hope you enjoy it] As is my usual custom, I knock upon the door to ensure that nobody is inside. There never is because that would be extremely poor planning on the part of my employer, but one can…

Spring Writing Event… Apology. 

I was meant to put up the first story from the submission I received today but work has been Insanely busy I haven’t had time to think let alone anything else. I have been working since last Sunday still no day off in sight.  I will try to get the story up tomorrow again I’m…

Spring Writing Event. Update

Just a quick update.   i have received a few submissions for the event and i will start posting them from monday onwards. i ahve been crazy busy with work so havent had a lot of time to do it yet. so from monday i will post the stories that i have recevied. and hopefully…

Spring Writing Event …..24 hours remaning

There are only 24 hours left if you want to submit an entry to the event i have three so far and will be publishing them in the order that they were recevied if interested in taking part let me know.   The theme for this one as it is the first one that I…

Beta Readers wanted.

I am looking for three or four Beta Readers to help me with my novel. Ideal I would be looking for someone with experience in writing and editing to read over my manuscript and check for any errors and plot holes. If you are interested contact me and let me know if this is something…

Spring Writing Event…. DEADLINE EXTENDED 

For the writing event I have only had two entries so far so I have decided to extend the deadline by one week until the 19th of March incase anyone else wants to submit a story. Rules are below.  The theme for this one as it is the first one that I wanted to do…

Another milestone

So I got a nice surprise when I woke up this morning.  The little one screamed for food and woke us up so the wife trundled off to feed her I picked up my phone and and seen this notification sitting there  All I can say is thank you so much for all your support…

Milestones 

This week I have hit a few milestones.  The first one after 9 years I have moved house. The flat I was in was a good home it’s where I lived when I got my cats, met my wife, had our daughter.  It’s been my home for a long time, but it’s time to move…

Love & Loss (A story in Ten-words)

Their time was short, However, they loved a lifetimes worth. [This Ten-word story was inspired by a friend of mine who got some bad new today. This sprang to mind]

Possibilities (A Ten Word Story)

She smiled, My heart quickened The night now has possibilities…. via Daily Prompt: Quicken   [stock picture from alamy.com]

Pulse Quickens (Another 10 word story)

We run, pulses quicken. Looking back, I see them. Zombies….. [this 10-word story is set in the world  Kira Scribbled‘s Just Another Apocalypse Diary: Day 1 (Short Story Series) check it out] via Daily Prompt: Quicken

Good News – 100 Followers

This morning I woke up to a really nice surprise. Not only has my good friend Kira re-blogged my post about holding a writing event, and there seems to be a fair bit of interest in it that it’s giving me hope that it will be a good one So thank you, Kira. Not only…

Daily Prompt: Hideout (A Story in 10 words)

The hideout has been destroyed. “Shit, they have found us!” [This is something I heard about the other day and wanted to give it a try. It was a challenge to see if you can write a story in Ten words. This is my first attempt] via Daily Prompt: Hideout

Be My Guest….

I have decided I want to open up the floor a little, as they say. I have been asked by a few people if I would be willing to allow guest submissions to my blog, stories written by other people. So I have thought this over, and I figure why not? It can be something…

Year one

I set up this blog exactly one year ago at the suggestion of a friend of mine. We were both using an app that allowed you to post your stories and different things on it but it was heavily censored and frustrating as hell. So I set up this blog so that I could post…

Mystery Blogger Award

I have been nominated for the Mystery Blogger Award by an insanely talented writer and all around great person. I want to say a big thank you for all of her help and this honour. Not only is she a great blogger but I also class her as a friend Kira Scribbled. Not only does…

Somethings Coming….

Sitting in the University library studying for my upcoming final exam I think to myself ‘I’m never going to understand this.’ Studying engineering had seemed like a great idea, I always loved building things, and this was an excellent way to get into this as a career. I’ve spent four years studying my ass off…

Daily Prompt: Bespoke (Poem)

You’ll know the range, you’ll know the strain, what is to come is not for the main, I made concession, I made the change, I made myself bespoke and rather strange, Tying myself in knots, just to see you smile, pushing too far, going on for miles, The strangeness intensified as I made the range…

Daily Prompt: Flee- My First Poem

Heart pounding in my chest as I run, run, run from feelings inside. This overpowering sense to hide from this roller coaster ride. My world is crumbling from the inside. The only choice I thought I had was to Flee. Then you came along, changing my view. Life will never be the same because of…

Fate of the Demon (#Halloween2016)

I have taken part in the Halloween event hosted by thecrackedlensview.wordpress.com This is my entry Fate of the Demon, hope you all like it   The sisterhood is gathering for the All Hallows Eve celebration. It’s the one night a year that they all come together regardless of what’s happening in their lives. Raven has…

Daily Prompt: Underground

via Daily Prompt: Underground   [When ever I see the word underground my mind always goes to The Wombles and the song so I decided to write this mad capped short story about Wombles so enjoy…..if you don’t know what a Womble is they are in the picture and I’ve put the link fro the…

Daily Prompt: Clumsy

via Daily Prompt: Clumsy When I saw today’s prompt, I knew I had the perfect story for and had to share.   This is a true story from my past and to me is the embodiment of my clumsiness (and general bad luck)   When I was 21 I was working in a call centre…