The Greatest Gift

A few months ago, I got word of the greatest gift any writer can be given. No, it wasn't a mega-bucks contract and a film deal. For those things are not really important. This was magnatudes more precious to me. Someone who I hold in the highest regard (both as a friend and incredibly talented writer,) …

The Superhero Alchemist : Flash! Friday: Vol 3 – 19 | Flash! Friday

The Superhero Alchemist She sits and waits. Her time is coming. In her kitchen, the kettle boils and her mind brews. Cupboards of unobtainable chocolate call to her, but she must resist, for there is a higher calling. She thinks about the superheroes of the world. The flowing capes, the shiny symbols, unearthly powers and …

“St George – Slayer of dragons and lover of honey” – Flash! Friday: Vol 3 – 3 | Flash! Friday

St George – Slayer of dragons and lover of honey. Saint George, or Georgios of Lydda, recalled the battle. The North Dragon had reeked of the seas; of ancient brine and decayed prey. The dragon glanced at him contemptuously. His face was coloured of pink coral and diluted blood. “You have no business here, boy …

After Pompeii (1st runner-up place) Flash! Friday–Vol 2 – 39 | Flash! Friday

After Pompeii, they banished me. I’d protected them for centuries, but humankind needed to find comfort, reason and blame. A god of fire and wing was an easy target.I watched fertile land birth a thriving city. I watched the sins of greed, the exchanges of coin for touches of flesh, and choice of ignorance over …