Creative Writing

“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.”
– Toni Morrison

The Troll Beneath the Bridge

There was once a troll whose name nobody could remember, for he has been born long before the people had arrived, when their little huts made of straw and wood had popped up across the lush countryside.  He had seen the world change, but had learnt by now that change…

Still Life: A Sims 4 Story

Prologue I still remember the moment I woke up. As I opened my eyes, I became aware of how cold the ground was against my naked cheek.  I was resting against patterned tiles, the kaleidoscope of diamonds adding to my already scrambled thoughts.  Where was I?  I could smell the…

The Visit

The visit from my sister looks like this: Through the door, here she comes. Boots treading mud into the new rug. “It’s dry,” she says, “don’t worry, it’ll be easy to clean.” Clomp, clomp, clomp. Suddenly the pedals are spinning faster than they have all week on the new exercise…

NaNoWriMo 2017: Memories from my Future

A few years ago I entered a science fiction and fantasy short story competition and won.  It was an incredible feeling to be acknowledged for my creativity (this was pre- Wandering Words), and the story was something I shelved, hoping to come back to some day. And that day is…

British Holiday

Let me tell you how to have a British holiday. It should rain every day. Forget your umbrella though, and leave the car window open overnight, so the pages of the map stick together. Maybe the sun will appear for a moment or two. That’s your cue to don the…

Wednesdays

Palm comes crashing down onto the table as you thrust your papers into my face. “What is this?” you demand, spitting in your fury, mouth frothing. Yet I’m the one feeling caged “It’s all wrong, why is it wrong?” We stare at each other. Both red-faced. Both a little alarmed…

Flash Fiction Winner: ‘Game Over’

I’m pleased to share the winning entry of August’s Flash Fiction Competition!  The theme this time was ‘Game Over’, and Jess Larter has been chosen as August’s winner for her short story about a queen at war. You can read her winning story below: The Queen has lost count of…