Category Archives: fiction

Swords redrawn… #bookextract #fantasy

Some years ago, I published a fantasy novel, set in the magical landscape of Yorkshire. It was initially written to preserve some of the stories and folklore I had learned as a child, wandering the moors with my grandfather. From … Continue reading

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A song in the darkness…

“… It was like waking into a nightmare within a dream. I could feel sticky limbs attaching themselves to me all over, leeching the life from me. When I dared to open my eyes all I could see were these … Continue reading

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Guest author: Trent P. McDonald ~ Of Prompts, Novellas and Books

In case you haven’t heard, I’m releasing a book of two fantasy novellas on May 21! Both of the novellas, Towards the Light and The Mad Quest, were written in response to Sue’s #writephoto prompts. I’m sure you are all … Continue reading

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One Million Years B-Lulu ~ Rob Goldstein and Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene are my guests #shortstory

I asked Rob Goldstein to be my guest on the Daily Echo…  and got rather more than I expected! … A Short Story by Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene Illustrated by Rob Goldstein Author’s Note Rob Goldstein asked that we work on … Continue reading

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Verbeia… #writephoto

The air was warm and still under the trees and Rhea, feeling like a teenager and glad she was old enough to appreciate it, slipped off her shoes and dipped her feet into the tranquil waters of the river. The … Continue reading

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The Prisoner… Stuart France

* Beauty dived into the bushes led by Prince then gasped as one of the thorns from the brambles traced the delicate skin of her inner arm. The blood came in spurts and rivulets. “No wait,” she cried, pausing to … Continue reading

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The first butterfly…

There was a loud buzzing coming from behind the willow screen, echoing in the narrow passage beside the house. I stood still and waited, watching with a smile as the first bumblebee of spring emerged from its winter quarters. The … Continue reading

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Mine-Sweeper… Stuart France

* I entered the ruin to a low hum… The snug fit of my arms in the portal vectors was no accident. Once inserted an irreversible chain reaction commenced. The stone and wood around me shifted into old form: sleek… … Continue reading

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The Giant’s Song

“…Will you forge the straight track for us, old friend?” Merlin asked the giant. Ogmios’ eyes gleamed in the starlight. “Come, it is long since we walked such a path together. Stay close and have your children gather their courage.” … Continue reading

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Even mountains mourn…

Image by Stefan Keller Long ago, when the world was young, a fire had burned in him, red as hearts’ blood and he had called it love. She had risen beside him, igniting the life within, and their lives had … Continue reading

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