blogaversary, fiction, horror, short story, writing

The Woods Today by Iseult Murphy

I had hoped to submit to Blood Bound Books anthology, Burnt Fur, but like many things, I didn’t make it. Joseph Sale encouraged me to write a story on the anthology theme anyway (he has a great story about ducks in the book). Therefore, I present to you my story for this week - The… Continue reading The Woods Today by Iseult Murphy

blogaversary, writing

What a Difference a Year Makes

A lot has happened in the last year. I published my second collection of short stories, Return to Hades and Other Adventures. My short story, My Little Monster, was published by Liquid Imagination. My short story, Edward, was published by Frostfire Worlds. I started posting book reviews on my blog, and blogging more regularly. I… Continue reading What a Difference a Year Makes

blogaversary, fantasy, writing

A Simple Errand by Iseult Murphy

Last year, for May Madness, I published a story about Mandrake, a necromancer. You can read The Screaming Stones here. I liked this character, and wondered how he got involved in necromancy. Without further ado, I present to you Mandrake’s origin story: A Simple Errand. Enjoy. After school, Mandrake walked home with Edgar. He liked… Continue reading A Simple Errand by Iseult Murphy

book tag, writing


The truly terrifying, father of fear, Rami Ungar has tagged me for #FirstLineFriday. Thank you, Rami! This looks loads of fun. The Rules: Write a post called #FirstLineFriday, including the hashtag. Explain the rules. Share the first line or two of a story idea, work in progress, completed or published tale. Encourage readers to comment… Continue reading #FirstlineFriday

writing, writing challenge

Camp NaNoWriMo Update

And so April’s Camp NaNoWriMo nears its end. I didn’t get much writing done this week because I’m busy preparing for my book launch next week, which is quite frankly freaking me out, and I don’t know if I have the fortitude to go through with it. When I say I’m busy, I mean I’m… Continue reading Camp NaNoWriMo Update