‘Forests of Bone’: My return to horror for this week’s Reedsy prompt!

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Ah, you knew I couldn’t stay away from horror for too long! Last week’s romance story was just a palette cleanser! Anyway, I’m getting ahead of myself. Hey, guys! Hope you’re all well and that NaNoWriMo isn’t stressing you out too much! Some might say that I’m crazy for maintaining these Reedsy stories whilst doing NaNoWriMo, and to those people I say… well, you’re not wrong!

This week’s Reedsy theme was ‘Once upon a time’. There was one prompt that immediately jumped out at me; #4 — “Write a story in which characters are warned not to go into the woods.” I love a good horror set-up! The title of my story is Forests of Bone, and, as always, you can read it here on WordPress or over on my Reedsy profile!

“You remember where to shoot ‘em?”

“In the head! Always in the head!”

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I had a blast writing this one! Sometimes you just know exactly where to go with a story. In fact, I didn’t want the story to stop, and struggled to stay within the 3,000 word limit. I hope you guys like it!

Until next time, guys! Have a good one!

Have a read of my short horror story for the August 2019 #BlogBattle: ‘Foliage’!

Hey everyone! Hope you’re all well! I’ve once again had a go at the Blog Battle. The prompt for this month is ‘intercept’. My story came together quite quickly, and I had an evil grin on my face as I frantically wrote.

You can read the short story here, the title is Foliage.

“The raindrops pitter-pattered overhead as the rich perfume of copper percolated throughout the tent.” Continue Reading

I hope you enjoy the short read. Please have a look at the other stories as well!

P.S. As before, as I’m sharing a short story, I’ll be pausing my Bite-Sized Horror series for today, so I’m not spamming your feeds! It’ll be back tomorrow!