10 years ago, something known as The Event happened, confirming that the spiritual world is real. Many believe The Event triggered the weakening of the barrier between both worlds as cases of hauntings and paranormal powers increased. Riley has been living in a small town, working with her adopted father at his occult bookstore. She has always been a believer and, deep down, knew she … Continue reading The Barrier: Preview
Content Warning: Body Horror I could feel it. I didn’t know what it was, but I could still feel it. A pressure building just below the surface in the back of my mouth. It seemed to be right under my gums. It wasn’t painful, but it was enough that I knew it was there. I knew that I wanted it gone. I made my way … Continue reading Flash Fiction: Pressure
It took me a while to realize that we were no longer near our parents. We had decided to go out to the desert for a family trip; it was something we did frequently enough. Both of my parents had been raised out in the country, and since we lived in the city, they made sure we did things like this frequently. Camping trips, hikes, … Continue reading The Hunter
Not super proud of this one but then writing has lots of highs and lows. As with a lot of my shorter fiction, this may or may not end up part of a larger piece. I first noticed it on a Monday night. I thought I had caught it out of the corner of my eye before, but it was easy to dismiss. Something like … Continue reading Flash Fiction: The Door
Warning: This story is to be considered 18+ and includes curses and implied violence. Enjoy
This is an idea I have had creeping around in my mind for some time. I have several different takes on it on my computer but no completed version. I still don’t consider this one to be complete and hope to revisit it sometime. It’s been a long time since I’ve written anything with zombies which is a little surprising for me. She could feel … Continue reading Writing Challenge: The Woman and Her Horse
So I know I am pretty late, as the first post from this writing challenge was 3 weeks ago. I had this one ready last week but Ben said some of my imagery was a bit more obvious than I wanted. This is part of what I one day plan to make into a novel. Either including this or just using this general concept. I know … Continue reading Writing Challenge: Burn Runners Concept
So I read a quote by Ray Bradbury (maybe I tend not to believe online quotes) about writing a short story every week. The point of the quote is that you could not write 52 bad stories in a row, my take away was slightly different. What I got from it was a writing challenge.
As I have mentioned before my writing muscles have been atrophied. I was not writing consistently, and then took a long break from writing. I have a number of WIP that I am not able to make any head way with because I allowed myself to go so long without writing. I thought the idea of doing a story a week (roughly) would help me to get back into writing and help to challenge myself.
As I work through this, I want to share them with you. Most of what I write during this challenge will likely not be my best work, so please do not judge too harshly. It’s, again, mostly to flex my writing muscles and get me back into the flow of writing.
So with that, this is my first piece in the challenge. It is flash fiction: