Number Seven

The following story is taken from Basement Tales. See afterword for details on how to order from Amazon, or direct from the author. You can find other free fiction over in the Fiction section of the site including stories from You Could Make a Killing - If you like horror/ dark fantasy go for Basement Tales,... Continue Reading →

5 Novellas* to Read Part 3: the books.

* That aren't actually Novellas. So, having defined in overly simplistic terms the novella in part 1, and discussed five books which could, sort of in a general kind of way, be considered to be novellas in part 2, this post blurs the line even further by looking at 5 short novels that all fall... Continue Reading →

5 Novellas to Read Part 2: the books.

So, in an earlier post I wrote about what a Novella was, in broad terms. With those thoughts in mind, here are five great novellas according to that 17.5 to 40k word count definition* . (*Except where one of them isn't...) This list is not obscure at all; the chances are they're all familiar to... Continue Reading →

10 Great Short Stories (Part 2 of 2)

Thanks to everyone for the reads and likes of part 1 of Great Short Stories  As promised, here is part 2. As I said in part 1, these aren't necessarily what I consider to be the best stories of all time, or even the best of the respected authors. They are all stories I think are great... Continue Reading →

10 Great Short Stories (Part 1 of 2)

Given the amount of short stories I've been working on recently, I got to thinking about some of the stories that have been so important to me, and authors I go back to time and again when I'm struggling with a story myself, looking for inspiration, or just after a damn good read. What follows... Continue Reading →

Footsteps

It’s not the sound of footsteps tick-tacking somewhere behind you as you make your way home that you need to worry about. Regardless of whether it’s one set playing out a solo song on the sidewalk, or an orchestra in melody. If you can hear it, you know it’s there. Whatever ‘it’ is. Threat, danger,... Continue Reading →

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