This drabble was written in response to Michael R Kiel's first annual Winter Flash Blog Battle. I was assigned a photo depicting a warm, cosy cabin on a cold winter's night. Of course, my twisted mind had to go and turn this into anything but warm or cosy!
So many people today view the fantasy genre as merely sword-and-sorcery flummery. But it is SO much more than that. In fact, it's got a bit of everything. Here's what the Gatekeeper has to say!
Here's a spoiler-free review of Susanna Clarke's much-awaited 2020 release, 'Piranesi'.
What happens when an exhausted father beleaguered by strange and unexplained accidents takes his daughter to purchase the latest Sparkletastic Teddy Bears? Here's a little flash fiction story I wrote the other day!
When Maggie Holt was five years old, her parents purchased Baneberry Hall. Twenty days later, they fled from the house with nothing but the clothes on their backs and a crazy ghost story for the police. Now, 25 years later, Maggie returns to Baneberry Hall. What could possibly go wrong? Turns out, everything -- and to delicious effect!
Short, drabble-length prose poetry based on the writing prompt, 'dawn'.
Mexico: A self-assured socialite. A cousin who is convinced she can hear voices in the walls of her ancient home. And one seriously twisted family. Here's what I thought of Silvia Moreno-Garcia's 1950s Gothic novel!
Dark poetry inspired by the one-word writing prompt, 'ghost'. [Trigger warning]
Here's what I thought of Gill Hornby's 'Miss Austen': a fictional retelling that seeks to shine the spotlight on the oft-ignored Austen sister.
A 100-word story based on the writing prompt, 'fireplace'.