The Lizards Are Anxious

This week’s short story is here if you want to jump straight in – otherwise read on for a little ramble about where it came from. As I’ve mentioned fairly regularly, Twitter is quite the font of inspiration for story ideas. And one particularly wonderful resource is the Magical Realism Bot, which is either a […]

It’s short story week, and I’ve headed back to the world of the BBN to catch up with Patrick. If you haven’t run into him before, you might want to check out some of the older stories here (oldest are at the bottom of the page). Otherwise, read on for some behind-the-scenes, or head to […]

I have weirdness aspirations. Which is potentially weird in itself, but I do really admire anyone who is completely comfortable in their own oddness. I don’t mean Manic Pixie Dream Girl-type oddness – I mean real-life oddness. For instance, I’m clumsy in a way that results in bruises rather than cuteness, and socially awkward in […]

Short story week, and it’s time for the second instalment in Beaufort Scales & the Poisoned Cupcake: A Cosy Mystery (With Dragons)! If you haven’t read Part 1 yet, it’s here – otherwise click through for Part 2! You know you may have got your priorities a little confused when you realise you’re feeling disappointed […]

Last Friday I found myself sitting down to watch Sharknado, which is something I never thought I’d actually do. As much as I have a soft spot for bad horror movies (deliberately bad ones, like Peter Jackson’s zombie flick Braindead, or the hilariously twisted Black Sheep), I was pretty sure that anything that involved sharks […]