No. 19/100 100-word short stories for my 100 follower celebration! As Ellistai walked out her front door, the forest greeted her as it always did. "Good morning," the nearest tree said, slightly bending its leafy head in greeting. "Morning," Ellistai grumbled as a growing chorus of greetings filled the air. After days, weeks, and months of … Continue reading A Rueful Morning
No. 13/100 100-word short stories for my 100 follower celebration! It's a bunching in her chest, an expectant surety that the world will change, a pounding heartbeat and bated breath. Beneath Adaline are sets of muscles so complex that she doesn't begin to know how to name them. Subtly, she feels them shift and tighten. Her … Continue reading Anticipation
No. 10/100 100-word short stories for my 100 follower celebration! I was suddenly glad that I hadn't cut my hair that morning as sweat trickled down the side of my face from my temple. The hunter’s gaze was unrelenting, but I swore to myself that I wouldn’t look away. “I told you,” I said, trying to … Continue reading Forked Tongue
If you've taken a look at my post from last week about writing full-length novels, or if you know anything about my blog, then you'll understand that I really enjoy writing short content: flash fiction, short stories, and even novellas. Last year, when I heard about Kindle Vella, I figured it would be the perfect … Continue reading Announcing My Next Book!
27,300 words in a month. I'm one-third of the way through Project Pea - at least I think I am, if I'm right and it ends up being around 80k words - and I already can't believe I've gotten this far. If you've read some of my previous posts, you'll know that it's been a … Continue reading How my cats singlehandedly gave me the idea for my current WIP…
No. 7/100 100-word short stories for my 100 follower celebration! Barren. The wasteland before Hassanah was devoid of life, and yet, the land seem to mimic life, as if searching for what it had once possessed. The wind shaped the sand dunes, bending their shapes to its will. Sand flew, carried on the wind, searching for … Continue reading Return
Happy Friday, everyone! Normally, I come to you at the start of the weekend with a longer post on writing, but with my husband being ill and at home this week, my schedule has been all over the place. Therefore, I haven't had time to write the post I had planned for today, but I … Continue reading When things don’t happen the way you planned…
No. 5/100 100-word short stories for my 100 follower celebration! (And May the Fourth be with you.) The question echoed down grey corridors, bouncing against the soulless stone walls that had watched over the castle for eternity. But perhaps not for much longer. It was whispered by the slaves toiling in the fields, the servants running … Continue reading How Long?
Sometimes it’s hard to try new things, okay? When it comes to reading recommended books or watching TV shows everyone tells me I need to watch, I procrastinate. Hard. I keep saying, “Oh yeah, I’m going to do that soon!” And then I don’t. Until I do (years later), and I inevitably fall in love … Continue reading That Feeling When You’re Completely Blown Away by a Book
My first time trying out story posts! It’s fun…other than the fact that it completely moves the text from where I put it?? (So, sorry if it’s hard to read—blame WordPress!) I had the spacing all beautifully figured out, but I guess the website had different ideas. Happy Thursday morning, and I’ll catch you later … Continue reading I just finished reading Words of Radiance and…WOW.