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!
I've been working hard on completing my first novel, recently — after many drafts, and many more mistakes, there's just a little left to polish. Which is very exciting for me! But today, I have another collection of my #vss365 stories, based on one-word prompts. *** Close As water thick with crimson algae flooded the … Continue reading Very Short Stories, Collection #5
For today's post, another selection of my stories from the #vss365 hashtag on Twitter. I hope you'll enjoy them! *** London "Jellied eels, a London tradition." The shopkeep nodded to a tub swirling with dark, snaky shapes. "Mine are the freshest each day." "I'm searching for a friend," she hissed. "Anyone I might know?" She … Continue reading Another Round of Very Short Stories
Today, another round of my contributions to the daily #vss365 writing prompt on Twitter, from 2019. I hope you'll enjoy them! *** Pearl The pearl divers had a choice between their guards' bayonets or the depths. On a single breath, Alma dove a hundred feet, shadowed by reef sharks. Basket half-full, lungs less, she pried … Continue reading Even 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
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