Short stories are pure fun. Most of these have been written for competitions, some have been published, some not.
Detective Manning has a problem. High school quarterbacks are vanishing in the lead up to the football finals whilst playing truant from school.
I wrote Blitz in 48 hours, then spent several days editing it for the NYC Midnight 12th Annual Short Story Challenge in March 2018. This was a hoot. Eight days to write an original story. A clock is ticking. Writers enter into heats and are given a genre, a subject and a character. I had mystery, truancy and a chiropractor. Stray too far from the rules and you can get disqualified.
Jane wants to write, but a dead man keeps interrupting her. Sleepy seaside towns are not always what they seem.
I wrote A Gift of Thoth whilst on a surfing holiday at Byron Bay. I was pretty chuffed when it won the Financial Crime Prize for the 2017 Scarlet Stiletto Awards. It’s published as an ebook by Clan Destine Press in a collection of the winning stories called Scarlet Stiletto Ninth Cut.
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