“What do you think’s up there?” Arioch looked nervously at the moving staircase. They moved slowly, tauntingly. He had approached them earlier and they had sped up ever-so-slightly; he had not gone near since. They never seemed to end. With each second a new, grey, metallic step emerged from the depths and rolled upwards, forming … Continue reading From above (a short story)
The walkway had remanants of ice creeping round the edges, climbing out of the water and trying to reach me. Each step took a huge amount of effort to stay upright. It took even more effort to keep going forward. The water itself was calm. It was as pristine as a mirror, completely without blemish. … Continue reading The Monster in the Cabin
I've been trying to enter a lot of competitions and submit to anthologies lately. My writing group have been sharing the different outlets we've found and it's led to the conversation - does a theme make it harder or easier? I've submitted stories that fit themes and some that only fit a genre. And honestly, … Continue reading Inspiration – where do you find it?
Written in response to The Haunted Wordsmith's Daily Prompt, May 6th. Prompts 1-3 "And there's the sirens." "You know, it would help if maybe you could be a little more optimistic," he craned round to check how close our pursuers were. "I'm sure they are going to catch us," I replied. He couldn't see my … Continue reading Nowhere to Ride- a short story
"How you gonna play this?" Carlos' voice crackled over her earpiece. The system never worked quite as well when in flying space. "Thought I might play this one by ear," she smiled, imaging Carlos' expression as he heard that one. Her hands moed across the touchscreen dials as she brought the ship close to the … Continue reading Nowhere to exit- a short story
A bold opening gambit I know but stay with me. I had this epiphany the other day. Recently, I blogged about the reasons I write and they were varied and relatively sane. And then I saw the new trailer for Avengers Endgame and realised something new. I'll warn you now, I love the MCU (not … Continue reading Why Writing Is Like Being An Avenger