A Free Story A day…
… Until the End of May
With so many people in lockdown I wanted to do something to lift everyone’s spirits.
As an author the answer was obvious… give away a free story.
Every single day.
From now until the end of May!
So that’s what I’ll be doing, all the stories will be right below here with the most recent at the top…
Sunday 31st May
Gulvarian Breach – Sniper
Hours to get into position.
Days to wait for her target.
She can’t let anything interfere with killing her target.
Saturday 30th May
A civilisation formed of many species, all living in peace.
But where did they come from? What are their origins?
Friday 29th May
When the full moon lights the night he appears, beckoning children to come play…
A siren call that is impossible to resist…
…but he is far from what he seems…
Thursday 28th May
Antivirus takes on a whole new meaning when what it’s protecting is you!
Wednesday 27th May
Late Night Bite
Carl’s having a bad night, and being buried is just the start of it!
Tuesday 26th May
The Siren’s Curse
She could have anything from anyone… She could have everything…
Except the one thing she longed for…
A normal life.
Monday 25th May
The Unordinary Pig
Today’s story and image are by two very special guest stars…
The story was written by my daughter Katie, aged just 10…
And the (now pimped up) drawing to go with it was created by my daughter Isla, also aged just 10…
Sunday 24th May
Weirdly Normal – Snakebite
Everyone knows to suck the poison out of a snakebite…
…but what if you’re a vampire who has sworn off of blood?
Saturday 23rd May
Weirdly Normal – Ski Trip
Night skiing is an amazing thrill…
…and essential when you’re a vampire!
But tonight Vincent’s peaceful skiing is going to be rudely interrupted…
Friday 22nd May
Weirdly Normal – The Hike
A hike is no place for a vampire who hates getting his clothes dirty, even if it is at night.
But mud soon turns out to be the least of Vincent’s problems…
Thursday 21st May
Weirdly Normal – Hitchhiker
Soaked to the skin and desperate for help Gemma finally stops a car by stepping in front of it.
She gets the help she’d hoped for… but will she regret stepping in front of that car?
Wednesday 20th May
Weirdly Normal – Lights Out
The gang initiation involves driving without lights then chasing down and murdering the occupants of the first car to flash.
A simple enough task… as long as they don’t pick the wrong car to chase down…
Tuesday 19th May
Weirdly Normal – Were Envy
Forget werewolves and were-bears!
Were-creatures come in far more types than just wolves and bears.
Some are incredibly exotic… and some… not so much.
Monday 18th May
Starflare – Unstoppable
An unstoppable combination
Sunday 17th May
The Disappearance of Jimmy Trent
Theodore will go to any lengths to find out what happened to his missing nephew Jimmy…
…and he’s certainly not going to let any folk tales about monsters scare him off.
That was his first mistake.
Saturday 16th May
A peaceful walk on a beautiful day.
What could be nicer?
But… something is amiss…
Friday 15th May
Helping another curfew breaker is a sure way to get himself into trouble…
…but can he really leave the dazed and confused man to face punishment without trying to help?
Thursday 14th May
Those who have passed on are never fully gone…
…every time we speak of them they stay tied to us…
…and some of them are getting damn angry about it!
Wednesday 13th May
Starflare – Hunter
Just who is the hunter, and who is the hunted?
Tuesday 12th May
You know what Deja Vu is, but do you know what the opposite would be?
Read on to find out!
Monday 11th May
Stick to What You Know
When engineers venture into the world of contracts and law they always find they’d be better off sticking to what they know!
Sunday 10th May
Defend a client wrongly accused of being a shape-shifting murderer?
Unless of course they’re innocent of murder… but are a shape shifter!
Saturday 9th May
Starflare – Fuel
A powerful pirate ship making demands of a fuel processing station with few defences.
There’s really only one way such a confrontation can go.
Friday 8th May
The Wedding Weatherman
No one can possibly predict the weather two years in advance…
And if they can… what else can they see?
Thursday 7th May
The Tide Returns
For ten cycles she has stayed in the dry, fulfilling her pilgrimage, but that time is almost over…
…and soon the tide will return…
Wednesday 6th May
A Landscape Drowned. A Landscape Revealed.
He sits waiting for the tide to come in, but this is no ordinary tide. It’s taller than a tower, more destructive than a hurricane and is on a never ending journey around the world.
Yet he is sitting in the open waiting for it to arrive. Find out why…
Tuesday 5th May
An idyllic holiday and a walk near a tranquil lake.
But something is far from right…
…and the lake is the source…
Monday 4th May
Gulvarian Breach – Inception
All they want him to do is ignore one smuggler.
And they’ll use anything they can to make him do it.
Whatever the cost!
Sunday 3rd May
Dawnblade – The Fracture
When the Universe was shattered by the Dawnblade it was entirely down to science!
Saturday 2nd May
Dawnblade – The Devout’s Story of the Fall
The gods had protected humanity since time began…
…until the Sorcerer tried to destroy them all!
Friday 1st May
Dawnblade – Tyranny of the Gods
The gods have treated mortals as playthings, pawns, slaves since forever…
…but now one man knows their dark secret!
Thursday 30th April
The Great Detective Stumbles
The Great Detective always finds a way to trip up the villain…
…but is all really as it seems?
Wednesday 29th April
Time of Death
Sometimes a lot of alcohol and a little cleverness can be a very bad combination…
Tuesday 28th April
Twice the size of a grizzly and more intelligent to boot.
Who’d want to hunt a Gasro?
Not Lance… but he has no choice today.
Monday 27th April
Feel of a Book
What does the Captain of an advanced spaceship do in his downtime?
He enjoys a book of course, and it has to be a real one.
The touch, the smell, the… well… read the story to see…
Sunday 26th April
Starflare – Shore Leave
When the alcohol flows so do the stories…
Saturday 25th April
Starflare – Rocks
After dealing with ghosts from an abandoned starship, the Panther’s captain plays it safe with a charter from a university to map out an asteroid field.
What could possibly go wrong with that? Well…
Friday 24th April
Starflare – Ghosts
The Panther’s captain doesn’t believe in ghosts…
…but that doesn’t stop them coming aboard!
Thursday 23rd April
Angels return to the control room for the first time in hundreds of years.
But they aren’t worried. It’s not like humanity will have got out of control…
Wednesday 22nd April
After weeks of evidence pointing to his guilt, he’s finally proven his innocence.
The police have let him go, but his problems have only just begun…
Tuesday 21st April
Keep the Noise Down
What’s worse than a grumpy old man with a hangover?
A grumpy old Wizard with a hangover!
Monday 20th April
We’ve all been there…
…waking up the next morning and slowly remembering the night before…
…but I guarantee you’ve never had a morning after like this!
Sunday 19th April
It had left the entire Universe far behind…
…but there was still time for one last message…
Saturday 18th April
Beat the Emperor at Chess.
Walk away with enough wealth to never go hungry again.
Easy! Or maybe not…
Friday 17th April
Certain death from a virus drives him out of the only remaining city and into the wilds.
There is no treatment for this disease, no cure other than death.
But he may still be able to find salvation.
Thursday 16th April
Spiritual successors of the Wreckers, the Breakers use high-tech instead of bright lights and their targets are trucks, not ships.
But they have the same lack of respect for life…
…and they’ve just chosen a new target…
Wednesday 15th April
With the ability to leap between places in an eyeblink, where is the one place you would be sure to go?
And why does doing so lead to tragedy?
Tuesday 14th April
Mr Able’s Visit
Big time gangster or humble store owner…
…they all crumble when Mr Able comes to visit…
Monday 13th April
The Price of Safety
With his people facing annihalation there is only one way Sharp Claw can turn to save them…
…despite knowing it will cost him his life.
Sunday 12th April
I wake in the dark.
I live alone.
But… someone is in the room with me!
Saturday 11th April
Weirdly Normal – Hand of Guilt
An open and shut case. Stan’s hand has killed dozens of people.
The catch? The hand belonged to someone else at the time…
…but Stan can’t possibly tell the police that!
Friday 10th April
Magic Trumps Science
They came from nowhere.
No one is safe.
And no one can beat them. Can they?
Thursday 9th April
When ambassadors from two warring alien races meet one thing matters more than anything else…
Wednesday 8th April
In the dark emptiness of space, far from any system, there is one sound you never expect to hear…
…a tap on the door.
Tuesday 7th April
She lives one day at a time, but aeons pass between each of her days.
What will she see?
And who will she meet?
Monday 6th April
Just how long has Rusty the drone been at the school?
How many years have the children been teasing him for?
And what was he before?
Sunday 5th April
Don’t Boil the Water!
Such simple advice, such a deadly outcome.
Don’t boil the water!