Behind The Scenes: September

No I haven’t forgotten about this, it’s just been a busy few weeks… Not only have I been working on these but possible submissions to two other places as well, neither of which have panned out. Still, I suppose the good thing about these pieces is that if anyone ever asks me where I get […]

Behind The Scenes: Arcana

This is the “Behind The Scenes” post for my latest short story, “Arcana”. Please read the original story first if you want to avoid spoilers, because this one is really very spoilery indeed. You’ve been warned… This one came to me around Tuesday or Wednesday evening, and it made me smile – the idea that […]

Arcana

Destiny Jones watched the rain against the window and cradled her coffee mug in both hands. Like many naturally thin people, she had low blood pressure. And like many people with low blood pressure, she felt the cold. And on a cold November day, a single gas bottle heater cuts through the cold like a […]

Behind The Scenes: Poppy And Zara

This is the “Behind The Scenes” post for the story “Poppy And Zara. Please read the original story first if you want to avoid spoilers. This story flowed. It’s nice when that happens, and it doesn’t happen all that often. I started with it, and every sentence seemed right, it seemed to be making the […]

Behind The Scenes: Just The Ticket

This is the “Behind The Scenes” post for “Just The Ticket“. Please read the original story first if you want to avoid spoilers… This one started as a nice idea, a little twist, a gimmick. I thought it would be quite easy to write. But it wasn’t. It was actually really quite hard,and I’m not […]

Behind The Scenes: Last Drawer On The Right

This is the “Behind The Scenes” post for Last Drawer On The Right. Please read the original story first if you want to avoid spoilers… This one I wrote in a different manner to the others. Normally I have no idea what I’m going to write, and then lock myself away in the office Saturday […]

Behind The Scenes: Harold Green Is Dead

This was an odd one. I started feeling unwell on Thursday afternoon – some kind of stomach problem (I’m prone to them) – and this continued right through the weekend and into this week (in fact, I’m still fighting it this Thursday evening, a week later). Anyhow, I somehow made myself plough through it while flying on painkillers.

Behind The Scenes: The Enemy Within

This is the “Behind The Scenes” post for the story “The Enemy Within. Please read the original story first if you want to avoid spoilers… First off, an apology for the lateness of this post. It was supposed to be ready Wednesday, but Wednesday got consumed by “other things” (read, real life). Then Thursday got […]

Behind The Scenes: Xeme

If you want to avoid spoilers, please read the original story – Xeme – before reading this post. First off, apologies for this post being a day late. That’s really been a bit unavoidable as a great deal of my evenings this week have been spent moving to new web hosting. The new design was […]

Behind The Scenes: Warrington

This is the “Behind The Scenes” post for the story “Warrington“. Please feel free to read that first, if you want to avoid spoilers… This is 28th story of the year, so it’s the second of the stories using the random letter. Again, I copped out and made it a character’s name – sorry. Warrington […]