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Flash Fiction: Mana’s Gold

Written for Microcosms, my prompts were “musician”, “Hamburg” and “fairy tale”. Mana’s Gold The harp’s music drifted over the still-sleeping town with its looming castle. Though not yet light, Mana sat in the room at the top of the castle’s tallest tower and played the golden harp by the light of a lantern. As she […]

Flash Fiction: The Beanstalk

This story was written for Microcosms last week. My prompts were gardener, castle, fairy tale. The Beanstalk The gardener watched the princess walking to and fro in front of the window of her tower. It was night and he knew that some of the glinting light that shone from the room was from light reflecting […]

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Microfiction: When I Came There, She Was Gone

This was originally published by Paragraph Planet on 7 June 2016. (Be sure to check out their other 75-word fiction.) When I came there, she was gone. The tree which had kept her safe throughout the winter was cracked and broken, yet the branches sprouted bright green leaves. From the cracked trunk of the tree […]

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Flash Fiction: Revenge

“Don’t feel bad. I’m pretty hard to kill.” The voice was inside her head, but it was the wizard’s voice nonetheless.

Mythology as Writing Inspiration: The Mythical Creatures Bible

The Mythical Creatures Bible: a Definitive Guide to Legendary Beings by Brenda Rosen Although The Mythical Creatures Bible is a small volume (only in size, it has nearly 400 pages), it contains a huge variety of mythological and folklore figures and almost all of them are illustrated. The volume consists of five parts: An introduction […]

Winning Flash Fiction! Bones Beneath the Juniper Tree

I wrote this story for Flash! Friday’s competition last week and it won! The prompt was Grimm’s fairy tales and I chose The Juniper Tree (basically because it’s creeped me out since childhood). If you don’t know the story, you can read “The Juniper Tree” over here. Bones Beneath the Juniper Tree “And then suddenly […]

Flash Fiction: The River Lord’s Jewel & The Last Wish

Written for one of the Flash! Friday competitions, these stories had the prompt “The Arabian Nights”. The River Lord’s Jewel The princess stared at the dark waters of the pool. Beside her stood an older woman with tears in her eyes. “Who am I?” she asked the woman. “You are my daughter,” she said. “Where […]