Flash Fiction – Treatment

With the recent release of the Indies Unlimted Flash Fiction Anthology, I thought I should enter some more. If I’m lucky I can get into the 2017 anthology. There’s no monetary incentive, but that’s not what this is about. There are a couple of reasons to enter.

Firstly, getting a big pat on the back when your story gets selected cannot be played down. Confidence is as big a part of writing as it is anything else. Anything that builds your confidence is worth putting the time into.

Secondly, it is another publication with your name on it. Having someone else publish a book with your story in can give you a level of credibility.

Lastly, and certainly not least, they are fun to write. They’re also a great way to work on your craft. I’m an efficient writer in that I don’t like to over explain stuff. I try to give the reader just enough for them to build the picture themselves. In flash fiction, every single word counts.

Anyhow, here is my latest entry. Continue reading “Flash Fiction – Treatment”

Indies Unlimited 2016 Flash Fiction Anthology

You may remember from a while back, I mentioned that one of my flash fiction stories had been selected to go into an annual anthology. If you don’t remember or would like to refresh your memory, you can find it here – Drawings in the Sand.

Well, that day has come and the anthology has been released into the wild. Now, I know what you’re thinking.

“Why would I buy the eBook when I’ve already read the story for free?”

This is true. You can read it for free here or even on IndiesUnlimited.com along with all the other stories. You will have to do some searching and page flipping to get through them all. Or for just 99c/99p you can grab the collection and read them hasslefree. Continue reading “Indies Unlimited 2016 Flash Fiction Anthology”

Fate/Zero – Season Two

Caster has created a colossal demon. He plans to put on a spectacle for God to watch. Saber, Lancer, and Rider fight to stop him, while Archer and Berserker battle high in the skies overhead. Tokiomi Tosaka, Rin’s father, reveals what a lousy piece of work he is when confronted by Kariya Mato.

Lancer destroys one of his weapons to allow Saber to heal and use her Noble Phantasm, which is their only chance to stop Caster. Kiritsugu watches from above through the sight of his sniper rifle before taking out Caster’s master, but even that’s not enough to stop Caster.

The battle for the Holy Grail has intensified and the masters are revealing their true colours. Once again, Kiritsugu doesn’t appear as bad as they first made out. At least he’s always been honest about his methods. It’s all about to get nasty. Continue reading “Fate/Zero – Season Two”

Fate/Zero – Season One

It’s the beginning of the fourth Holy Grail war and the masters are summoning their servants. Set ten years before the fifth Holy Grail war in Fate/Stay Night, this series delves into the backgrounds of the great mage families.

The Einzbern family desperate to win after three failed attempts has brought the hated mage killer, Kiritsugu Emiya into their ranks. His tactics and techniques are despised by the other mages. He is a skilled mercenary and a hitman willing to whatever he needs to in order to win.

All of the masters have one eye on Kiritsugu, which leaves them blind to another more sinister threat. There are others who seek to do far worse and are willing to stoop to unimaginable depths. Continue reading “Fate/Zero – Season One”

Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet – Season One

Far into the future, humanity is fighting a never-ending war against a tentacled alien race. Ensign Ledo is part of an attack to destroy a superweapon that the aliens are about to unleash. The battle doesn’t go as planned and Ledo is flung into a wormhole.

Chamber, the battle suit AI, wakes Ledo once his wounds have healed. Six months have passed since the battle. Chamber informs Ledo that they are on the planet known as Earth. Home of humanity and widely believed to be a myth.

Chamber then reveals that a group of primitive humans found them on the bottom of the ocean and took them back to their ship. Ledo must find a way to communicate with the humans if he has any hopes of getting back to the battle. Continue reading “Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet – Season One”