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”

New Story: A Pony For Christmas

My “ho’s” change to groans as I play the shopping mall Santa—my wife arrives with our granddaughter, Ester, and home-baked cookies for my tea break. I love Ester, but the cookies taste funny and belong in the bin… A Black Hare Press Dark Moment My latest story has just been released with Black Hare PressContinue reading “New Story: A Pony For Christmas”

August Reflections

August was a busy month for reading and writing. I kicked it off with the release of The Killing Pen, a short horror story featured in  ‘That Is TOO Wrong: An anthology of Offbeat Horror: Vol 11’, edited by Jan-Andrew Henderson, Black Hart Publishing. This is the second instalment of Jan’s horror anthology trilogy. TheContinue reading “August Reflections”

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”