Flash Fiction – r/WritingPrompts Killer Extravaganza


I wanted to put up something a little different after all the recent sci-fi,  so I went over to Reddit’s writing prompt subreddit and found this little doozy:

“A hitchhiker murderer picks up a murderous hitchhiker.”

One thing I love about these flash fiction prompts is how quickly they can flow out of you. I put this together in very little time, but with a strong and simple concept like the one above there wasn’t a lot of agonizing over where to go next. It’s a lot of fun, and if you want to do your own there’s no reason it has to be as long as this one.

Here’s my entry – and here’s a link to the Reddit thread so you can upvote my comment!

Enjoy! Continue reading

Update: Short Fiction with Palladium Books Published Soon!

Hello everyone,

My short story ‘A Cold Night, Dead Past’ will be published in the next issue of The Rifter by Palladium Books!

A gritty sci-fi piece taking place in the rich setting of Rifts, the post-apocalyptic role-playing game from Palladium, this story revolves around a cyborg headhunter named Frost in the ruins of old Quebec City, now simply known as Old Bones.

Featured with the story is artwork by the amazing Chuck Walton, whose rendition of the main character is absolutely incredible! I’m absolutely blown away by the work he’s done to bring Frost to life. You can view his work here.

I’m very happy to be working with Palladium Books, and I’ll have future updates with more details as they happen! Stay tuned!


Update: Winner of Scare Us! Story Challenge

My submission to the Scare Us! horror story challenge on LitReactor is one of the three winners of that competition: full results here. Our prize is feedback on our stories from none other than Chuck Palahniuk. Speaking for myself, this is a mind-blowing reward.

Chuck is one of my favourite authors, so this was a terrific surprise for me.  I’d like to thank him for his feedback and most of all his time. Also, I should thank the LitReactor staff and users, as well as anyone else that read my submission and/or gave feedback of their own. Last but certainly not least, I’d like to thank Suzy Vitello. She’s a gifted editor and writer, and most importantly she’s damn inspirational.

The story is “We Called It God,” and you can read it here – log in with Facebook or register with LitReactor to download the Word document.