Tuesday, March 29, 2016

A lot of men

Today's Twisted Tuesday includes a short story on a well known problem: refugees.

Incidents of war have caused a never ending stream of refugees: people moving up north, trying to escape the warzone in the Middle East. Politicians and civilians disagree on measurements to be taken. Meanwhile society grows suspicious about the real intentions of the refugees. Are they really escaping war? Merely seeking for luck? Or is something else going on…?

Need I say more? Remember, it's fiction! As always in my twisters: what you see is not what you get...
"Allotment" (4600 words) is available at your favorite dealer. If not, try one of the online retailers. Check out more details here.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Twisted gift

Today's Twisted story: 'Gifted'. For those who love things beyond imagination. And for those who don't...

Synopsis: "Predicting the future. Isn’t it something we all want? But, does foreseeing the future also mean you can change it? And what if you can’t… and you have foreseen your own, tragic future?"

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Twisted Tuesday

Told you last week I am fan of Twisted Tales, like Roald Dahl's Tales of Mystery and Imagination. Mine are arranged in a series I named 'Flash and Shorts'. 

I have made it my personal goal to publish a weekly short or flash fiction, at least for this year. Starting today you will find a new FS entry every 'Twisted Tuesday'. Here's for starters: 'Barker' (5050 words): 
Walking the dog, Brandon Flinders sees flashlights in the sky. They seem to be moving towards an unknown, but nearby airstrip. Flinders wonders what’s going on. Smugglers…aliens? He tries to find out, following the lights in the middle of the night. What will he find?

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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Flash 'n short

Ever since I've read Roald Dahl's short stories (Kiss Kiss, Switch Bitch...you name them) I have a special interest and love for his superb tales with a twist. It's clear why he named them 'Tales of Mystery and Imagination'.

There's a name for everything. Any writer has its own vocabulary, calling his short version fiction Postcard Fiction, Short Short Story or Flash Fiction. Apparently they have been known as Smokelong too as the time of reading was supposed to take as long as one cigarette. I only smoke small cigars, occassionally, so I can't tell you if it's true.

Clearly, writing short and flash fiction is part of the deal for me too. I write in a mix of science fiction, horror and mystery I used to call 'Twisted Tales'. That name appeared to be taken. So I came up with a new title 'Flash and Shorts'. Pretty much covers it all doesn't it?

I'm working on a monthly collection; the first edition scheduled for April. All of the shorts will also be available as standalone ebooks. So what's short and what's flash? Flash (Fiction) are very short stories of 500 - 1,500 words; Short (Fiction): 1,000 - 15,000 words. I published the first standalone today: 'Man on a Mission'. 

All FS fiction will be listed on a special page where you can read the synopsis and order any story as 'stand alone' ebook (only $ 2.99 / € 2.99 each). Please note the monthly collections will start in April; quarterly collections will be available starting July.