The Quagga: Literary Magazine

This semester at uni, I'm enrolled in The Publishing Project, a paper designed to guide us into the world of publications, how to navigate it and succeed. For my production, I am partaking in a group production and together we have decided to found a literary magazine, building from the ground up our very own publication. I … Continue reading The Quagga: Literary Magazine

A Short Story: The Cupid’s Dilemma

Thought I would share with you a piece I wrote for a fiction writing class at Uni last year, about a teenage cupid-in-training. My teacher wasn't happy with it, but hopefully y'all will be at least mildly entertained.   The Cupid’s Dilemma   Being a teenager is complicated enough. Leslie thought it was wholly unfair … Continue reading A Short Story: The Cupid’s Dilemma

Samhain Writing Prompt

In the spirit of Halloween / Samhain, write a short story inspired by one of these microfiction horror stories. I'd love to see what you come up with, drop me a link so I can read!   Disclaimer: not my images. Source unknown.

Disappearing Act

I pulled another vanishing act this past month or so. Due to personal life struggles, I decided to take a break from... well, everything. I packed a bag and went away for two weeks, ignoring all social media so I could focus on myself for a while. It was much needed and properly enjoyed, but … Continue reading Disappearing Act

On Microfiction

Microfiction is such a fascinating form of story telling. With a finite number of words, every syllable is vital. In my post Story Classifications, I discuss typical length of microfiction and the 6 word story. In reality, we see microfiction all the time. You see, microfiction is rarely (if ever?) a complete start-to-finish story - … Continue reading On Microfiction

Writing Prompt: A Seasonal Concept

Writing Promt Span: 4 weeks Length: Flash Fiction / Sketch Story Difficulty: Moderate For my writing papers at university, we have to produce short stories to be assessed. Being a novelist, I've always found short stories, that are of any nature other than autobiographical, near impossible to write. I don't know how to smoosh the … Continue reading Writing Prompt: A Seasonal Concept

Story Classifications

I'm sure you are probably well familiar with novels, novellas, and short stories, but I wanted to write a post elaborating and expanding on these story types. In school, I don't think this was ever separated out or clearly defined, so wanted to share what I've come to understand about writing classifications. Keep in mind, … Continue reading Story Classifications