When Darkness Falls
The sliding glass doors closed behind me and I stepped out into the crisp autumn air, the warmth of the hospital foyer dissipating. I glanced up at the flashing neon sign of a red cross, shrugging my coat tighter over my shoulders in the face of the misty rain falling from the heavens. The doctor had called earlier today requesting I be accompanied to my appointment by a loved one, but he could not have known I was alone in the world. His face had registered surprise at my solitary status, his eyes squinting in concern as he explained my predicament. My lack of despair at my diagnosis had been alarming to both him and to me. Cancer. Three months. Most likely a painful death.
Continue reading “Short Story: When Darkness Falls”
There are so many writing stereotypes out there. For example, when most people picture a writer they imagine an intelligent but crazy bohemian hermit who spends her days addicted to caffeine in all its forms and dreaming up fantastical worlds and despicable murders. It may shock some people to learn that some writers may enjoy going to the beach, love the sun, prefer to be outdoors, and actually, NO, they don’t know a single thing about how a computer works, but if you need help with anything Microsoft word related – well you’re in luck!
Here are the nine main stereotypes of writers:
Continue reading “The nine main stereotypes of writers – with cats”
Here’s another of my short stories that I entered into a writing competition with no success. Competition was called The Thunderbolt Prize. Sadly I have yet to crack the competition egg! Please enjoy my award winning thriller/suspense story… The Early Beach Runner. P.s. I really suck at present tense so I do apologise in advance.
Continue reading “Short Story: The Early Beach Runner”
My sister has a beautiful voice (she’s the pretty singer, I’m the nerdy writer). So, what did I do? I secretly filmed her singing ‘Skinny Love’ by Birdy and uploaded it to YouTube! How else was I supposed to get others to hear her sing?
Continue reading “Shy sister thinks she can’t sing !”
I entered this piece into an Overland Literary Magazine writing competition (a bit ambitious I know!) Of course it failed, but hey, you’ve got to be in it to win it right?
So in this one I attempted to step outside my comfort zone and create something completely opposite to what I would usually write. So here is my non-magical short story written in first person, present tense. It’s slightly disjointed and who knows if I kept up the present tense throughout the whole thing. Here’s to failing at writing competitions!!
Continue reading “Short Story: Kookaburra Singing”