Tag: horror

“Forgotten” now available!

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You can now get Forgotten on Kindle and Kobo!

Cover Reveal! Forgotten

The day is here! The final cover for Forgotten is ready! Behold – Blurb: Nine years ago a plane crashed outside the village. Since then sigils have kept the darkness away. Joshua dreams of flying and escaping the burning fuselage unhurt. Now fourteen, he… Continue Reading “Cover Reveal! Forgotten”

Writing Update: Horror and Halloween!

With Halloween just around the corner, I’m glad to say that Forgotten is almost, nearly, just about done. I may have changed the ending as I was writing. But these things happen! I’ve made a collection on Unsplash (wonderful photos, you should check the… Continue Reading “Writing Update: Horror and Halloween!”

Writing Update: “Forgotten” – a short story

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So what does the rewrite mean? Well…

Flash fiction: Red

I woke up dead, the colour removed from the world.

Not again.

Fiction and behind the story: The Exorcism of CJ

Header Image for The Exorcism of CJ by Carin Marais

The exorcist arrived two hours late. 

“You know how they are,” Josephine said, wiping her hands on her apron. “And they don’t care about what happens in the small towns.” 

Behind the scenes fiction: The Angel’s Laugh

“The Angel’s Laugh” is a flash piece I wrote a while ago, inspired by another prompt (of which I cannot yet speak). The story, I felt, did not quite work for that prompt, but I still wanted to write it. If you haven’t yet… Continue Reading “Behind the scenes fiction: The Angel’s Laugh”

Flash Fiction: The Angel’s Laugh

My friends and I always sat in the shade of the stone angel during the summer. Every day the talk would turn to what could possibly be beyond the arch if it should actually open like the old wives’ tales said – if the… Continue Reading “Flash Fiction: The Angel’s Laugh”

Short Story: “Forgotten” writing update, part 2

You can read part 1 of Forgotten over here. Working on the rest of the novella Although I’ve now provisionally outlined most of the novella, the ending is still escaping me. I’m therefore planning to write the rest and then only when I get… Continue Reading “Short Story: “Forgotten” writing update, part 2”

Flash Fiction: What the Ether Let Through

This story was written for last week’s Microcosms flash fiction competition (where you have 300 words max for the story). The elements I had to use for the story, was creature, in the dark, and steampunk. What the Ether Let Through Ether shimmered in… Continue Reading “Flash Fiction: What the Ether Let Through”