This is the eighth of my nine literary/women's fiction short stories. Casualty of a Situation was inspired by something a very lovely Indonesian woman I once knew said to me. I won't say exactly what it was, but what she told me affected me very deeply, and really made me think about what some women … Continue reading Casualty of a Situation
This is the seventh of my nine story series of literary/women's fiction series. This story has a funny little history. It's the fastest written story I've ever produced, the first draft written in just over half an hour in a complete frenzy. For some reason, I'd been thinking of things I did when I was … Continue reading You Do Love Me, Don’t You?
For the sixth story in my literary/women's fiction short story series, I've posted something a little different. It's called "In Two Minds"; in actual fact, it's had two titles, has been published in two different places (Inktears online, and in an Australian women's women's mainstream magazine), and has been written in two different ways, one … Continue reading In Two Minds
This is the fifth in my series of short stories of a literary/women's fiction nature. This piece is only about 1500 words, but holds a dear place in my heart because it is the very first piece of fiction I ever had published. It appeared in Freelance Market News over a decade ago, having won … Continue reading A Monster on Her Shoulder
This story is the fourth in my nine-part series of literary/women's fiction short stories. Unlike the other eight, this is the only one which has not (as yet) been published, but I wanted to share this one because it is very, very personal to me, and—for once—I am pretty happy with the strength of my … Continue reading Always Another One
Welcome to the third in my series of nine non-erotic short stories. This one is quite a short piece, written for Secret Attic about ten years ago, and which won a publication spot. This story was inspired by a story told to me by my maths teacher, when I was about sixteen. He had actually … Continue reading Just a Thought
This is the second in my series of literary/women's fiction short stories. "I won't ever eat the fish" appeared in my head one day when I was editing a crime thriller for a client. I'd seen a photo on a giant canvas, rather like the header image, of a foreshortened view of a pier (for … Continue reading I Won’t Ever Eat the Fish
I have mentioned previously that my work spans, not only erotica, but women's fiction and literary fiction. As a consequence of conversations I have had in recent months about my non-erotic writing, I have decided to share some of it with you. This post, therefore, begins a series of nine short stories which are non-erotic. … Continue reading Sweetening the Pill