Two sisters, bound by the traumas of a childhood of institutions, foster-homes, and living on the streets. Bound by more than blood. The younger woman, the wiser and more stable woman, sets her sights on a life of normal. Pella plans to buy a house somewhere, a home that's always there for them. The hard … Continue reading The Ties that Bind
for the Smashwords sale, that is. It's the only time I'm putting Diaballein up for a freebie moment, and only in the Smashwords Summer/Winter sale, so if you enjoy suspenseful horror novella stories, take a chance. But don't wait. July is almost over. And with two new novella stories coming out later this year, there … Continue reading Last Chance
The city is falling to a disease without discrimination. People are dying. One man finds his brother and decides to get out of the danger zone. They travel the country, staying ahead of the trouble. But the trouble follows them, leaves the dead in their wake. 2020? No, 1665. But it's happened again since then, … Continue reading A Journal of the Plague Year
Young enough to know better, old enough to not care. This was the lady-bike, the other one was a Yamaha 900. Now ... Old enough to know better, young enough to dare the attempt to fly! The next one would be post-2020 troubles, but I'll leave that for a future dream. And in case you're … Continue reading Then …
It's one of my banes. Description of places, people, things in a story that need to be there. I've devoured how other people do it, read up on the best/worst for each style of storytelling. Does it help? Sometimes. One book I had to read about three times before I realised what he meant. That's … Continue reading Description?
This guy: does this thing and offers up a word to make a few words of wasteful wantoness. Not really, but today for me is a day of whimsy. I'm not editing, so this state of mind is a way to play out a story. I have a penchant for wilderness writing, childish writing, overly … Continue reading FOWC – Penchant, not Pedant
And today this one is free until the end of the month: The Old Woman & the Mad Horse A damaged ex-covert operative seeks the quiet life but has to deal with the niggling problems from the last job before she can settle in real life. It was supposed to be a quiet place for … Continue reading Smashwords Summer/Winter Sale