#FairyTaleFriday: Valentine’s Wyrm

This was written for #FairyTaleFriday based on the word "tremor". For inspiration I've used the setting of the film "Tremors" starring Kevin Bacon, which for me has echoes of the myths of Wyrms. The word "Wyrm" is from the Old English for a legless serpent or dragon. Have you ever wondered why the graboids (the …

#FairyTaleFriday Ledger

"Woe to thee if I scratch my pen across your name." I said, and the children quaked and trembled. Except one. She was smaller than most, rat-faced and quick. Her hair hung in strings and her nose ran; sometimes green, sometimes red. "Go home now to your loved ones and pray." I said, and laughed to see …

#fairytalefriday Tuppence 2/1/15

Michael and Josephine wore Celeste that day. Matching outfits in a distinctive, light creamy blue. This is something I remember clearly. I haven't been able to be around that hue since. I was burning a stray thread off my new jumper with a cigarette lighter when I first heard the word. "Tuppence!" It was Michael. …

Friday Flash Fiction 24/10/14

Santa creeps towards your house, softly, softly thru the wintry gloom. He whispers: "Holidays are coming." He nimbly climbs the ivy leading up to your window. "Holidays are coming." He chuckles. Standing over you with a sizzling branding iron emblazoned with the "Coke" logo, he sniggers. "Holidays are coming!" You are awake, confused and writhing …