Back again, with more Very Short Stories!

I've recently finished my latest, near-final draft of the novel I've been working on for... several years now. I've still got a lot of room to grow as a writer, but it's been an incredibly positive experience so far, learning and improving, meeting some wonderful, supportive critique partners — all of whom helped me get … Continue reading Back again, with more Very Short Stories!

Flash Fiction: Refusing the Call to Adventure

Today's story, based on another writing prompt, features a man with a long, unbroken lineage of heroic ancestors... who is absolutely determined not to follow in their footsteps. However, the fates have other ideas! *** On a lazy, sunny afternoon, everything in the cottage was absolutely perfect — ham sizzling on the stove, flowers blooming … Continue reading Flash Fiction: Refusing the Call to Adventure

More Very Short Stories

Today's post features another collection of my Very Short Stories originally posted to Twitter, inspired by writing prompts from the #vss365 hashtag. If you haven't participated before, I recommend giving it a try! There are lots of brilliant writers posting entertaining stories each day. Verdant She ran her fingers through the tangled overgrowth, untouched by … Continue reading More Very Short Stories

Flash Fiction: Professor Gehenna’s Unruly Monsters

This tale about a beleaguered evil scientist was inspired by a writing prompt. I hope you'll enjoy it! *** Professor Gehenna proudly strolled through his underground laboratory, smiling at the rows of spacious holding cells and their inhabitants. All was in perfect order. The tentacle beast was opening portals to the Void in moderation, and … Continue reading Flash Fiction: Professor Gehenna’s Unruly Monsters

The Beginning of a Blog, and a few Very Short Stories

Welcome to my writer's blog! I'm Philip, and this will be a place where I share my various short stories, book reviews (with an emphasis on indie works), and news about my planned novels. I've always enjoyed writing prompts — it's a rewarding challenge to create a story each day, even when I don't feel … Continue reading The Beginning of a Blog, and a few Very Short Stories