Short Story: Confessions of a Former Chosen One

This one’s funny but dark. Content warning for mentions of torture and attempted suicide. I was thirteen when the wizard took me. Opened a portal right under my feet. I fell through the fabric of the universe, screaming my throat raw, and landed in an ice-cold lake. Thank God my parents had paid for swimmingContinue reading “Short Story: Confessions of a Former Chosen One”

The Memory of Ghosts: A Halloween Urban Fantasy Serial (Part 5)

First time reading? Start with Part 1 here. Recap: Last time, Bea and the ghost searched a graveyard but found no trace of the ghost’s husband’s soul. Then they followed a trail of sinister magic to the cellar of an old house. Chapter 5 The cellar must have been put to normal use throughout mostContinue reading “The Memory of Ghosts: A Halloween Urban Fantasy Serial (Part 5)”

The Memory of Ghosts: A Halloween Urban Fantasy Serial (Part 4)

First time reading? Start with Part 1 here. Recap: Last time, Bea and the ghost found the name of the cemetery where the ghost’s husband was buried. Then two mysterious men attacked Bea but were scared off by the ghost. Chapter 4 When Bea parked her van in front of the graveyard, I felt colderContinue reading “The Memory of Ghosts: A Halloween Urban Fantasy Serial (Part 4)”

The Memory of Ghosts: A Halloween Urban Fantasy Serial (Part 3)

First time reading? Start with Part 1 here. Recap: Last time, the ghost began to remember more of her past, and she and Bea went to the library to research what happened to the ghost’s husband. Though they were interrupted by a creepy guy who seemed way too interested in Bea’s research, they eventually foundContinue reading “The Memory of Ghosts: A Halloween Urban Fantasy Serial (Part 3)”

The Memory of Ghosts: A Halloween Urban Fantasy Serial (Part 2)

First time reading? Start with Part 1 here. Recap: Last time, our ghostly protagonist’s monotonous afterlife was interrupted when the old woman she’s haunting calls an exorcist. But instead of moving on, the ghost talks the exorcist into helping her track down the soul of her lost husband. Chapter 2 “Here we go. Nathaniel Breen,Continue reading “The Memory of Ghosts: A Halloween Urban Fantasy Serial (Part 2)”

The Memory of Ghosts: A Halloween Urban Fantasy Serial (Part 1)

It’s October! Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year, so to celebrate, I want to share a free urban fantasy short story. I’ll be serializing The Memory of Ghosts all through October, so expect updates every Thursday this month. Check it out if you like: Ghost librarians Haunted Graveyards Grumpy paranormal investigatorsContinue reading “The Memory of Ghosts: A Halloween Urban Fantasy Serial (Part 1)”

Urban Fantasy Short Story: Strange Hunt (Part 2 of 2)

Find the Others…before they find you. Looking for an urban fantasy short story with lots of action and a bit of creepiness? Finished reading Poison and Honey and want more of the characters and world? You’ll probably enjoy Strange Hunt. Just make sure you read Part 1 first, or else you’ll probably be pretty lost.Continue reading “Urban Fantasy Short Story: Strange Hunt (Part 2 of 2)”

4 More Sensational Superhero Short Stories

We’re not getting our usual selection of superhero blockbusters in theaters this summer for obvious reasons, but that doesn’t mean we have to be deprived of good superhero stories. One way to get them is by supporting your local comic book shop, and another is by searching the internet. Or you can let me searchContinue reading “4 More Sensational Superhero Short Stories”

Flash Fiction: Marigold and Saffron

Marigold pushed the blankets off herself, careful not to make a sound. Slowly, she sat up in bed and put her bare feet on the rough wooden floor. Then she stood, wincing as the floorboard creaked under her weight. She froze, and her heart pounded as she waited to see if the sound had wokenContinue reading “Flash Fiction: Marigold and Saffron”