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Part Time Writer of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Hopefully a blog for Stories, both Long and Short


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Euphoria

Todays submission to the Friday Fictioneers is a return to more darker roots. I have to admit, upon reading this a number of times, I’m not convinced this is my best work. However, better to submit something than nothing. As always, comments are appreciated. I will try to read everyone’s submission, but with submissions reaching triple digits each week, it’s difficult to get round to everyone. Therefore, I try to read those who I follow, or who like / comment my story. I also hit a random selection from the list. You know know what gems you will find.

Finally, a short word on the weekly challenge. The Friday Fictioneers are a friendly group of online writers from all over the globe who endeavour to create short but fantastical tales with which to enthral and inspire both reader and writer alike. The genres and styles of writing are varied, so there’s something for everyone to be found within its midst.

PHOTO PROMPT - Copyright = Douglas M. MacIlroy

PHOTO PROMPT – Copyright – Douglas M. MacIlroy

 

Euphoria

Warmth spreads, a sensation that brings to mind memories of a lazy day, snuggled in blankets, oblivious to the world as it passes by.

Vision blurred, I struggle to see, to wake, from a slumber that feels euphoric. Yet deep down, I know something is wrong.

In the background I hear voices, or maybe screams. Hard to tell, for the noise is drowned out by something closer, something menacing. A constant drone, the sound is numbing, disguising pain that should be felt.

Wake up!

A voice shouts warning. Suddenly, eyes spring open, horror engulfs me.

Trapped. Cocooned.

Above hovers an insect, man-size in proportion. It’s mandibles twitch, intent obvious, for I am to be main course.

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House of Pleasure

Below is my 100 word (ish) submission to the Friday Fictioneers. Photo prompt this week is courtesy of Björn Rudberg.

I’m back in the writing grove now, so to speak, with hopefully an end in sight for the house move. Fingers crossed for the end of the month. I’ve also finally got my short story piece out and about (Order of Magic – 4.7k words) after a few edits and to great relief. Anyone who enjoys Fantasy Fiction and Magic, feel free to have a read.

Anyway, on with the main show. As always, comments are appreciated. I will try to read everyone’s submission, but with submissions reaching triple digits each week, it’s sometimes difficult to get round to each one. Therefore, I will tend to read those who I follow, or who like / comment my story. And finally, I also try for a random selection from the list.

Finally, just a quick word on the weekly challenge. The Friday Fictioneers are a friendly group of online writers from all over the globe who endeavour to create short but fantastical tales with which to enthral and inspire both reader and writer alike. The genres and styles of writing are varied, so there’s something for everyone to be found within its midst.

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PHOTO PROMPT – Copyright-Björn Rudberg

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House of Pleasure

“This is it”

Billie’s tone was suggestive as she exited the car, gravel crushing delicately underfoot before she sauntered down the path.

Eager for the night to unfold, Tom walked past, expectation forcing pulse to race as he approached the house. Pleasure of the mind was what he yearned, not crudeness of flesh, and the house might offer what he sought.

Door opening, he heard nothing, the silence was unexpected. Peering through, he recoiled in horror; bodies littered the floor. Nestled among them was metallic terror, tiny robots harvesting victims; tearing, biting and injecting those that lived, indulging some grand experiment of nefarious purpose.

Turning to flee, Tom felt a shove, pushing him to the floor.

“No turning back now”, laughed Billie as she slammed the door shut.


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Hammer Keep

Below is my 100 word (ish) submission to the Friday Fictioneers. Photo prompt this week is courtesy of Jennifer Pendergast. Bit of a horror theme going on with this and my last submission. Too many cult films I guess.

As always, comments are appreciated. I try to read everyone’s submission, but with submissions reaching triple digits each week, it’s sometimes difficult to get round to each one. Therefore, I tend to read those who I follow, or who like / comment my story. And finally, I also try for a random selection from the list.

The Friday Fictioneers are a friendly group of online writers from all over the globe who endeavour to create short but fantastical tales with which to enthral and inspire both reader and writer alike. The genres and styles of writing are varied, so there is something for everyone to be found within its midst.

PHOTO PROMPT Copyright -Jennifer Pendergast

PHOTO PROMPT
Copyright –Jennifer Pendergast

Hammer Keep

Seline arched her back, trying to banish tired muscles. Weary, the mountain paths had taken a toll on even her trail-hardened body.

“Not much of a welcome”, she commented. “Where’s the concierge?”

Her statement was met by a confused look. Spencer, her boyfriend, forced a smile before dumping his backpack on the floor.

“It’s an abandoned keep”, he replied. “Thought we’d stay the night.”

Seline frowned. “You’re sure it’s abandoned?”

Following her gaze, Spencer looked across the keep to an opened door. Standing within, though difficult to see, was the figure of a tall man wrapped in shadow. As he spoke, his voice carried through the air, dripping with a malevolence that chilled Seline to the bone.

“Welcome childe, but rest not, for damnation awaits thee.”

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