New story: The Taste of You

The first bite is sweet, like when you cornered me in the school library between R for romance and T for thriller, and accused me of stealing your heart. The Taste of You by Pauline Yates/nightmare fuel magazine My latest story is out with Nightmare Fuel Magazine, a short horror meeting the theme ‘Love HasContinue reading “New story: The Taste of You”

New Release: Love Me, Love Me Not

“To my dearest Tommy,Every night I dream of you,And pray you know my love is true,Because it’s hard to be apart,I’ll gift to you my love-struck heart.Be my Valentine.” from ‘Love-STruck’ by Pauline yates Love Me, Love Me Not – a Black Hare Press anthology – a collection of dark drabbles from various authors featuringContinue reading “New Release: Love Me, Love Me Not”

New Anthology Release: Year Four – Dark Moments & Patreon

The start of my writing year kicks off with the release of Year Four: Dark Moments and Patreon published by Black Hare Press. This anthology is a fantastic compilation of all the Dark Moments and Patreon stories published online throughout 2022. It has over 200 stories from a long list of fabulous authors, and includesContinue reading “New Anthology Release: Year Four – Dark Moments & Patreon”

New Story: The Ghost of Christmas Past

The clock ticks too fast toward midnight. And not fast enough. Curled in the recliner in front of the cold fireplace, I chew my nails down to the quick. I’ve sat sentry every Christmas eve for the past five years. I always hope it’s the last, but it never is. The Ghost Of christmas past/paulineContinue reading “New Story: The Ghost of Christmas Past”

2022 Eligibility Post and Publication Round-up.

It’s that time of the year when authors put together their eligibility posts to highlight work they published throughout the year. These posts are important because the horror/science fiction/fantasy award season is just around the corner, and posting links to publications helps readers find the stories they loved, and the stories they missed. Below isContinue reading “2022 Eligibility Post and Publication Round-up.”

New Stories/New Anthologies

I have new stories to share this month, plus some exciting new anthologies to announce. Stories first: My love affair with drabbles continues with my latest acceptance in Black Hare Press’s Dark Moments Monthly challenge. The theme for June was Killer Flamingos and we were challenged to write exactly 100 words featuring the theme. CreatingContinue reading “New Stories/New Anthologies”

New Story Release: The Now Effect

Daniel and I are back sitting at the dining room table. He pops the champagne and fills my glass to the brim, as he did before. I still can’t get my head around this phenomenon. It’s enigmatic enlightenment, but makes me question whether I’ve fully appreciated every other moment in my life… the Now EffectContinue reading “New Story Release: The Now Effect”

30 stories in 30 days with @Writers_Vic #WVFlashFic22

During April, Writers Victoria runs a fun micro-fiction competition. Each day, they release a word prompt, and writers are asked to write a story up to 30 words incorporating the prompt. They choose a daily winner, then an overall winner at the end of the month who receive a free Writers Victoria workshop of theirContinue reading “30 stories in 30 days with @Writers_Vic #WVFlashFic22”