Dinosaurs are objectively awesome. There’s really no way that can be sensibly disputed, it’s just a fact. Their names, however, are less so. While you get some really good names, like Tyrannosaurus or Velociraptor, evocative names which summon an instant and vivid picture, most dinosaur names are less powerful. “Deinonychus”, for example – I’m so … More How the heck do you say “Cow”?
It turned out there were a lot of gifts involved in leaving your home forever. It was strange, Ellie mused, that leaving home apparently made one much more valuable than simply living there. She sat cross-legged on the grass in front of the house and stared with bemused politeness and wondered how on earth she … More Magical Notes – Eight
On the evening of Lily’s sixth birthday, a wizard left town. The day had passed, as days tended to, in a slow progression of games interrupted by occasional meals. At lunch time, Mama had produced a spectacular cake, topped with butter icing, candied fruits, and six miniature candles burning on top. Lily could still taste … More Lunar Magic – Three
This is an entry in the Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers challenge. Each week, a picture is posted for us to write about, in around 150 words. Short and sweet. Here is the picture… Here is the post. *** When shopping for groceries, there was screaming. “MUUUUUUUUUUMMMMM!! I want a doughnut!” A piercing little voice … More FFfAW – The Doctor’s Trick
Apologies if you’re following this for the long delay in posting. This is a chapter that I thought I’d cover in the second chapter, before detail started adding itself in, and it never seemed quite right. Honestly, it still doesn’t, but it’s now or never! Here is Magical Notes, Chapter Seven. *** The casket of … More Magical Notes – Seven
This is an entry in the Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers challenge. Each week, a picture is posted for us to write about, in around 150 words. Short and sweet. Here is the picture… Here is the post. *** “Okay, and then we go…?” “Right at the top of the hill,” the bartender croaked, running … More FFfAW – Stranger in a Strange Land
It seems that I have been slipping of late, and publishing less often that I had intended. It’s so easy to be distracted with other things and not bother with the tricky stuff like editing different sources together! But here we are, anyway. I wasn’t expecting what happened at the end here. Sometimes this world … More Magical Notes – Six