Writing Roundup – 2015

2015 has been an interesting year, and at times it has been hard to try and write something for this blog. However, it’s also been a year where I’ve tried to expand what I’ve written, both for those stories that I’ve posted and those that have remained on my hard drive.

So here are all the stories that I’ve written this year, in alphabetical order. Hope you all enjoy them, and I wish all of my followers a very happy holidays and a great new year! I always love seeing new likes on my stories, it makes writing them even more worthwhile! So thank you to you all who read and like my work, without you I wouldn’t still be here writing!

Teacup Stories

A tree with lush green leaves – A diary was a place to think about the world, and how words could change reality. (Rating: PG, Genre: General, Universe: The Diary of Casey Macford)

Belief – I’m not good enough. I’m not good enough. What for? (Genre – General, Genre – Free Writing)

Bruise – The bruise makes a curious dark pattern across my skin. In any other situation, this mingling of purple and black would be almost beautiful, after all the colours flow in and out of one another like the gas clouds in a nebula.(Genre – General, Genre – Free writing, Rating – PG, Universe – Diary of Casey Macford)

Chase – Meckaal knew that if he wanted to escape, he had to get to the rooftops. (Genre – General, Genre – Action, Rating – 12, Warnings – Language)

Contemplation and Plans – Opeal decided the best way to deal with the news that Veli’s plan had failed was to go to the pub and drink alcohol. (Universe – Tales of the Dragon, Genre – General, Genre – Fantasy, Rating – PG). (2/5)

Dancing Free – Letya loved to dance. (Genre – General, Rating – PG)

Doors – Doors are strange things. They separate rooms, houses, places. They represent where you cannot go, interesting places that are inaccessible unless you step through a specific entrance. (Genre – General, Genre – free writing, Rating – PG)

Dark Places – Casey turned to her diary to sort out the darkest places of her mind, to try and make sense of them. To find their purpose. (Genre – General, Genre – Free writing, Universe – Diary of Casey Macford)

Doubt – What is doubt? (Genre – General, Rating – PG)

Home – Tell thought he would never have a proper land he could call home. (Genre – General, Genre – Fantasy, Rating – PG)

HumanSometimes, she sits in a cafe and watches the world go by. (Genre – General, Rating – 12)

Imagine a Garden – Casey wrote in her diary to soothe her thoughts, and to give herself some hope. (Genre – General, Genre – PG)

Isolation – Casey considered what the difference was between isolation and loneliness. (Genre – General, Universe – Diary of Casey Macford, Rating – PG

Mirror – Casey looked at her selves in her mind’s eye, and then told her diary what she saw (Genre – General, Rating – PG, Universe – The diary of Casey MacFord)

Moments – What is a moment? (Genre – General, Rating – PG)

On the Hunt – Ake and Sarah hunted monsters, demons who needed to be dead. (Genre – General, Genre – Horror, Genre – Sci Fi, Genre – Fantasy, Rating – 12)

One Chance – Meg had failed, and now she only had one chance of redemption (Genre – Fantasy, Genre – Sci Fi, Genre – Horror, Rating – 12)

Reflections  Sometimes, reflections aren’t always good. But they aren’t always bad either. (Genre – General, Genre – Free writing, Rating – PG)

Snowstorm – Snow is not peaceful, it is a raging beast that can kill. (Genre – General, Rating – PG)

Thank you There were some nights when Elsie would wake up and just look over at the person sleeping next to her. (Genre – Romance, Rating – PG)

Tired – There was some sort of contemplation that came from the depths of exhaustion, Leya thought. (Genre – General, Genre – Free writing, Teacup story, Rating – PG)

To Usurp an Enemy – To save her kingdom, Veli has to usurp her enemy. (Rating: 12, Universe – Tales of the Dragon, Genre – Fantasy, Genre – Action) (3/5)

Try – Who can know what is right? (Genre – General, Genre – Free writing)

Stories

Bevra’s Gift Loa had the potential to Shift, to take another creature’s form as her own. However, acquiring another creature’s form was a process that was fraught with danger, especially if your chosen Shift was that of the Griffin. (Genre – General, Genre – Action, Genre – Fantasy, Rating – 12, Full Story).

Nightmare – Amy’s nightmares were more than terrifying. They hunted her, haunted her, and hounded her until she woke up.  Or at least, when she thought she had woken up. (Genre – General, Genre – Horror, Rating – 12, Full Story)

In Short  Not every story has to be long to say what it needs to say. (Rating -PG, Genre – General, Genre -flash fiction) 

Writing On Writing

An Artform

Blank Page Problems

Choosing your words

Purpose

Practising Plotting

The Deadly Art of Boredom

 

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