Why are we charmed by the thought of a woman and a man coming together and pledging their fidelity, finances, and futures to each other? Especially since statistics show that 1 in 3 marriages in Australia will ultimately end in divorce? Is it the pageantry, the traditions? White dresses, men in suits, rings, flower girls, […]
This is my attempt at a thriller, written in less than 2500 words, for the NYC Midnight Short Story Challenge 2016. I’m not sure it really makes it as a thriller, but it has some suspense, some action and some surprises, so hopefully it will pull me through round one of the competition!
This is just a little taster for you of the world of provincial pre-revolutionary France, where my upcoming novel, The Hidden Duchess is set. 3900 words Louise sighed, irritated with herself. She had just daydreamed away a good half an hour – thinking about Francois again, of course. The always-present-but-completely-unattainable Francois. She pulled her puckering […]
4100 words In the cool of the evening, fewer visitors entered the temple of Sekhmet. Samira could finally sit down and rub her tired feet. Life at the temple was always busy – sweeping away the ever encroaching sand, making prayers and sacrifices to our Lady Sekhmet regularly to dampen her wrath, assisting the worshipers, […]