Hey Everyone, Life was hectic last week, which always seems the case when I’m working to a deadline. Last week I was focusing on two projects. First, a short story for a comp closing today. I did a final edit of it today and sent it away. Fingers crossed. I have also been working on … More A Writerly Update 77.
To read previous episodes, click HERE. A loud pinging draws Dr Psknah’s attention from the hand held screen she had been viewing to the computer. 9009 is trying to leave The Farm via the transporter. Shall I power it down? Dr Psknah’s heart leaps and she rises to her feet. She places her hands down … More The Amberly Chronicles Episode 18: The Other Side.
Read previous episodes HERE. The rec hall is a lot bigger on the inside than it looks on the outside. The main room is a large hall with a stage at the end of it. “This is where we have our dance nights,” Laura says. “They are really fun.” I nod, but I’m not that … More The Amberly Chronicles Episode 17: The Rec Hall.
Hi Everyone, In case you missed my quick update, I lost internet over the last 3 days so I’m a bit behind on posts. I have 3 reviews I need to get up plus my regular posts. I had internet for almost a whole week so I thought it was fixed, but then it died … More A Writerly Update 71.
We step outside and a blinding light has me turning my head and closing my eyes. I feel warmth hit my face and realise it’s the sun. The sun! It’s only been a week since I’ve been here, but it felt like I was never going to feel the sun again. It feels amazing and … More The Amberly Chronicles Episode 16: The Hill.
You can read previous episodes HERE. I open the wardrobe and look through the clothes. There are lots of button up shirts all coloured either brown, yellow or green. Not my first choice of colours. What’s wrong with blue, black or even pink? There are white t-shirts and singlets hanging after the coloured shirts, and … More The Amberly Chronicles Episode 15: The Others.
I’m in a car with a girl. I know we are close, but I can’t remember who she is, the memory lingering just out of reach. She could be my best friend, my sister, or maybe even a cousin. A song blares from the radio and she sings along, taking her eyes off the road … More The Amberly Chronicles Episode 14: Area 2.
You can read previous episodes of The Amberly Chronicles HERE. The alarm reverberates through my head, making it pound, and my stomach clenches. I fight back the bile stinging my throat and look up at Oliver. “What did you do?” “I pressed the emergency alarm,” he shouts, and my eyes grow wide. “No.” The word … More The Amberly Chronicles Episode 13: The Decision.
You can read previous episodes of The Amberly Chronicles HERE. Previously in The Amberly Chronicles… I stare at the screen with such intensity that my eyes sting. The word ‘processing’ stops flashing and my heart hammers so hard I can barely breathe. Oliver takes my hand. Request approved. I let out a shriek, dizzy with … More The Amberly Chronicles Episode Twelve: The Request Part Two.
“You learn by writing short stories. Keep writing short stories. The money’s in novels, but writing short stories keeps your writing lean and pointed.” – Larry Niven As a short story writer I have to agree with this one. I find short stories are tough to write and teach you a lot about writing, especially … More Writing Quote Wednesday.