Behind The Scenes: Marooned

This is the “Behind The Scenes” post for the story “Marooned“. Please feel free to read that first, if you want to avoid spoilers… This is the first story of the second half, and I wanted to open with something a bit different. I’d had the idea for this story in my head for a […]

Behind The Scenes: Xenon

This is the “Behind The Scenes” post for the short story “Xenon”. To avoid spoilers, please read the original story first. Of course the name came first. I’ve been doing them in alphabetical order all year, so naturally the name came first. Instead of the idea coming to me through inspiration, it came to me […]

Behind The Scenes: The Woman In The Water

This is the “Behind The Scenes” post for “The Woman In The Water“. Please read the original story first to avoid spoilers. This story was the first idea that I had and tried to write for this year of short stories. For some reason, it wouldn’t come then, and it wouldn’t come a few weeks […]

Behind The Scenes: Veronica

This is the “Behind The Scenes” for Veronica. Please read the original story if you want to avoid spoilers. Veronica came to me while walking the dogs, basically while looking for a story to write for the week. The idea came to me more or less fully formed, and all I had to do is […]

Behind The Scenes: Underground Supporters

This is the “Behind The Scenes” post for the latest story, “Underground Supporters“. If you haven’t read the original story yet, I advise you to do so as this post is more spoiler-laden than usual… First off, an apology for this instalment of “Behind The Scenes” being a day later than usual. That’s simply because […]

Behind The Scenes: Trees Looking At Me

This is the “Behind The Scenes” post for the story “Trees Looking At Me“. Please read the original story first if you want to avoid spoilers. I had a great idea for a story last Tuesday. There was a talking tiger, it was set in 1830s India, it was kind of kooky. It was going […]

Behind The Scenes: She and Him

This is the “Behind The Scenes” post for the story “She And Him“. Please read the original story first if you want to avoid spoilers. I stumbled around looking for an idea for this week’s story until Friday night – I knew we were going out Saturday, and that was also the day of the […]

Behind The Scenes: Road To Back Home

This is the “Behind The Scenes” post for the story “Road To Back Home“. Please read that first if you want to avoid spoilers… Yet again, the curse of not being able to think of an idea for a story struck again, and yet again my backlog of ideas bailed me out. This one has […]

Behind The Scenes: The Quick Brown Fox

This is the “Behind The Scenes” post for the most recent story, “The Quick Brown Fox“. I have to say, I quite enjoyed writing this one, despite spending three or four hours staring into space trying desperately to work out how to end it. In the end, I went with the idea of them smuggling […]