Character Development, For Kids, Historical Fiction, Magical Realism, Short Story, Writerly Tips

The Hope Goblin- a short story for KIDS #bullying #selfconfidence

"Cinnamon and spice, say everything thrice..."

Character Development, For Kids, Historical Fiction, Magical Realism, Paranormal, Short Story, Writerly Tips

The Princess of the Dark – a short story #fairytale #horror

"Yes, the poor girl was the victim of a sinister plot for the throne and was queen for exactly nine days from July 10th to July 19th, 1553. She was accused of high treason and held in the tower of London. She was just 16, when she was beheaded on Tower Hill on February 12th, 1554. The queen was buried beneath the altar of the Tower’s Chapel Royal of St Peter ad Vincula, and her ghost can be seen roaming the grounds usually around the anniversary of her death. I can't enter into this quilting cottage Gemma. All who enter without her permission, find themselves in an early grave, same as she did."

cyberpunk, Folkpunk, Historical Fiction, Magical Realism, Myth Punk, Paranormal, Punk, Short Story

Hemingway’s Fate- a Monkey’s Paw retelling

by W.W. Jacobs and A.R. Jung Photo Credit: https://tinyurl.com/yx9dzvuc The Monkey's Paw is a classic "three wishes" story, which doubles as a horror story and cautionary tale. It reminds us that fate rules people's lives, and that those who interfere with her, do so at their own risk. This widely read story is a favorite… Continue reading Hemingway’s Fate- a Monkey’s Paw retelling

Character Development, Easter Time Story, Folkpunk, For Kids, Genre, Short Story

The Wolpertinger Code- a feel good Easter story about the magic of The holiday- (29 pgs.)

The snow stretched on for ages, but it didn’t matter in that moment because there was death on the horizon and death is worse than the blistering cold. If you are ever chilled to the bone, be still of mind, be grateful, because you know that you are still alive…you are able to feel it. This is a blessing...this is from the Wolpertinger Code.

Character Development, Cryptozoology, Cyber Pun, Folkpunk, Genre, Historical Fiction, Magical Realism, Myth Punk, Paranormal, Punk, Punk Rock, Short Story, Steampunk, Writerly Tips

The ‘Punk’ literary genres defined

As writers, it's increasingly important to decide at the beginning or before you finish up and polish your manuscript, what specific genre you're working in. It's important to give your work a marketing persona for pitching and platform building. While you write, if you find your work a bit different within the Speculative Fiction space....it might fit within one of these sub genres and derivatives of Cyperpunk.

Character Development, Cryptozoology, Easter Time Story, For Kids, Historical Fiction, Magical Realism, Short Story, Writerly Tips

The Small House of Fabergé- an Easter time short story

Rescuing fireflies took all evening. After finishing my summer reading, I ran through the fields and the long grasses whipped at my legs. I didn’t care about the welts. I got on my four-wheeler and rode back into the remote corners of the woods where there were barely pathways and opened my jars, being sure to cup my hand over the openings. I collected fireflies for hours in larger jars with oxygen holes. The jars were the kind you filled up to water big dogs. My mom boarded animals for a living on our tiny farm, where our happiness used to reside.

Character Development, Cryptozoology, For Kids, Magical Realism, Short Story, Writerly Tips

The Cyclops boy – A short story

"Mr. Coral, here at Children's Hospital, we accept only the best in the field. We are ranked 3rd in the nation and we are not about to hire someone who can't keep up with the rigor of this internship. I'm sorry but you simply aren't a good fit for us."

Character Development, Cryptozoology, For Kids, Short Story, Writerly Tips

So, you want to be a *magical zoologist?* FOR KIDS

Scientists say we're in the 6th great planetary extinction, called the “Holocene Extinction” - the extinction of the human era. This predicament has made zoologists more important than ever.