I am pleased to announce my novel A Young Man's Game is now for sale. You can buy it in paperback or ebook formats at Amazon - author.to/PaulBlakeAmazon I hope you enjoy the story, and as with my short stories, I would love to hear what you think of it and read your reviews on Amazon… Continue reading A Young Man’s Game – Out Now.
My latest short story Virtual Encopresis. The prompt for this story was 'Hitting rock bottom was hard, but it was fun getting there.' It was tough to come up with a story that wasn't a rag to riches and back again tale of hubris. I think my take works, let me know in the comments… Continue reading Virtual Encopresis – Short Story
My latest short story. It was based on a writing prompt "And with that, they pulled the shutters down to mark the end of the summer season..." I found this very tough as any attempt turned into a parody of the Bill Murray 'Meatballs' movie. Eventually, I found my groove and came up with a… Continue reading Standing On A Beach – Short Story
Ummmm, I just realised that it's been almost three weeks since my last flash fiction volume. I need to post these more regularly otherwise there will be hundreds of little stories for you all to read in one go. As before all the stories are written in response to a daily prompt word and found… Continue reading Flash Fiction #vss365 Volume 3
This month's short story is a fun adventure type story. The writing prompt was a song title of Bob Marley's Legend album. The title Concrete Jungle struck a chord with me getting my brain to tick over. I had a couple of ideas (that I have filed away for possible future stories) and choose this… Continue reading Welcome to the Jungle – Short Story
Since my 2nd July post - Flash Fiction #vss365 - I have continued writing daily little snippets under the #vss365 hashtag and posting them on Twitter. Some days I got carried away and wrote multiple stories lol. Here they are for you to enjoy: Prompt: Equanimous She stood under the outstretched arms of Cristo Redentor. She… Continue reading Flash Fiction #vss365 Volume 2
I've been taking part in the #vss365 writing game on Twitter recently. This is where you are given a prompt and have to write a flash fiction piece incorporating the prompt word and fit it within a tweet, which is not a lot, only 280 characters, about the size of this paragraph. I'll be collating… Continue reading Flash Fiction #vss365
My latest short story Paper Falling from the Sky. I hope you enjoy it, let me know in the comments. As ever if you prefer to read offline, here is a PDF version of the story for you - Paper Falling from the Sky - Paul Blake PDF Paper Falling from the Sky “Father!… Continue reading Paper Falling from the Sky – Short Story
My Latest short story Behind Closed Doors. This one was a little different for me to write as I went into it without knowing where I'd end up. Normally before writing, I'd have an outline with an endpoint in mind. It was very strange. You'll have to let me know how successful I was. As… Continue reading Behind Closed Doors – Short Story
If you prefer to read offline you can download a PDF copy of this story here. Gang Aft A-gley - Short Story The meteoroid streaked across the twilight sky, a dark smoky trail following, stretching across the horizon, breaking up the orange, red, blue and purple shades of the setting sun. Vehicles stopped, and… Continue reading Gang Aft A-gley – Short Story
Over the past year, I have read many books written by Independent Authors. It's my way of giving back to the writing community on Twitter that, on a daily basis, inspires me and cheers me on. This blog post is a recap of this journey of discovery. What is an independent author, anyway? According to… Continue reading Indie Books – They’re awesome.