Every month the awesome folks at Black Hare Press have a themed call for dark drabbles - deliciously disturbing stories of only 100 words. Their most recent theme was Asylums, and I’m thrilled to announce that they accepted my horror Drabble - A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste - for publication. Getting the… Continue reading Story Alert: Black Hare Press
Melissa thought nothing of the rain when she let her labradoodle, Boris, out for his morning ablutions. It looked heavier than usual, slightly greasy with a strange shimmer, but rain was rain. “Looks like someone poured baby oil and glitter into the clouds,” Sam said. She stood at the sink, coffee mug in one hand,… Continue reading Itchy When Wet
The bloganuary prompt for today is: Why do you write? The simple answer is: Because I must. When I was a child I used to describe my story ideas as if I were standing on a high mountain pass looking down into a valley. The pass was blocked, but I could peek through and watch… Continue reading Why I Write
Today’s Bloganuary prompt is: What is a treasure that’s been lost? DOGMEAT, a novella by Priscilla Bettis, immediately sprung to mind. Set in a totalitarian society during the 1980’s, DOGMEAT is the story of Ward, a young man whose job it is to torture and kill dogs for a local restaurant (because the more they… Continue reading You Don’t Know What You’ve Got Til It’s Gone
The bloganuary prompt for today is: What is the earliest memory you have? I have lots of memories from the first three years of life, but they are fragments without ordered chronology, so it’s very difficult to know when they occurred. A timeline of events didn’t kick in until my fourth birthday. I remember sitting… Continue reading Crocodiles Rock!