Three 100-word stories that combine modern urban legends and old rural Finnish folklore. Not The Kalevala. Some of the sources for these can be found in Risto Pulkkinen’s Suomalainen kansanusko (2014).
Warning: Horror fiction – deals with domestic abuse and graphic murder.
Continue reading “Microstories: Legends”
I say no
to the stories that tattoo their patterns
in cold copper wiring
under our skins.
To the terrified
to lightning brushing copper,
I say yes.
Love is the law,
chant the man and his dinner,
love under will
and I say no.
No is the law
and the only law
Three-sentence stories about characters from my longer stories. If I’ve done them right, they should be enjoyable on their own.
Continue reading “Microstories: Old Friends”
Elly’s girlfriend lives inside her head. That doesn’t mean she isn’t real.
In 2009, Crossed Genres published one of my short stories. The period of exclusivity has long since run out, so I re-published it as a stand-alone story.
Get it here:
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The urge to write these can be traced back to Larry_shipa’s fantastic six word stories.
warning: sexual abuse mentioned, horror genre
Continue reading “Microstories: The Changeling”
Mocked this up for my latest short story. It feels weird writing about beautiful people. Not to mention the location of the Ocean-Deep might very well change. I have some more work to do on the character and setting – to put it mildly.
Made a cover for one of my favorite books for Wattpad’s cover competition. Stock from Senshi-Stock used with permission.