My short story, ‘Astro Naught’, won the Reedsy contest!



Hey everyone! Hope you’re all doing great! I have once again won the weekly Reedsy contest — this time with my short sci-fi story Astro Naught!

It was really great to hear that Arielle and her team over at Reedsy enjoyed my story. I often put these things out there, with no idea how well they’ll be received — so it’s lovely to find out that people actually enjoyed them.

If you haven’t read it already, you can check out Astro Naught here on WordPress, or over on Reedsy’s site, where it’s been published.

So, a huge thank you to Arielle and her team for hosting these contests and for picking my story as this week’s winner! I really love these prompts, and highly recommend writers of all skill levels to have a go! I’ve noticed a massive improvement in my writing as a result of these weekly challenges.

I previously won the Reedsy contest back in August, with my story The Things That Do Not Float. If you’re interested, you can read that piece here on WordPress, over here on Reedsy’s site, or over here on Reedsy’s Medium blog!

Head over to Reedsy’s site to learn more about their weekly contests. (And be sure to read the other stories on there, too! There’s some brilliant pieces.)


P.S. Check back tomorrow for my entry for this week’s Reedsy contest! I wrote it whilst deliriously ill…

‘How to Build a Boat’: This week’s entry for the Reedsy short story contest!

Hey there! How’s everyone doing? It’s that time of the week again! This week’s Reedsy theme was Ernest Hemingway!

I used prompt #1 — “Write a story about someone who finds life meaning in an unexpected place.” The piece I wrote wasn’t horror (similar to my previous entry, The Things That Do Not Float, which won). It’s titled How to Build a Boat, and you can read the short story here!

“I knew I was in for a spot of bother when the plane’s left wing exploded.” Continue Reading

As always, I hope you find it to be an enjoyable read!


P.S. Bite-Sized Horror is back tomorrow!