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 was based off the prompt 'An Unexpected Occupation'. I had a few ideas about the story I was looking to write. Maybe an invasion story or a strange job, but then I thought about radicalisation and how 'ordinary' people can become obsessed with current events and let themselves be taken over.… Continue reading Voice of the Voiceless – Short Story
After the craziness and slapstick of my last short story The Monster I wanted to go in a different direction for my latest The Onward Journey. The theme for the story was: A journey to the other side. As ever if you prefer to read offline you can download a pdf of the story: The… Continue reading The Onward Journey – Short Story
Back in March 2019, I posted a list of highly recommended books by Independent Authors I had read since joining the writing community on Twitter. If you missed it you can read it here - https://paulblakeauthor.com/2019/03/25/indie-books-theyre-awesome/. It's been 18 months, and I feel it's time to add to the list as I've read some damn… Continue reading Indie Books – They’re Still Awesome.
My latest short story The Monster. I had a lot of fun writing this. The topic of the story was to base a story on two or more events that happened on the day I was born. As soon as I saw what had that occurred on that day this story was born. It's turned… Continue reading The Monster – Short Story
Here is my latest short story The Lucky Ones. It was written from the prompt 'The One That Got Away'. I had a few ideas which might be turned into future stories, but The Lucky Ones caught my attention the most and I had a lot of fun writing it, going well over the 1k-1.5k… Continue reading The Lucky Ones – Short Story
My latest short story The First Cut is the Deepest. The theme for this story was "The course of true love never did run smooth", now I'm not a romance author and the stories I write are not lovely dovey, but this story is probably the darkest story I've ever written. Let me know in… Continue reading The First Cut is the Deepest – Short Story
My latest short story is a little different from the recent stories I have posted. I wanted to take a classic bible story and put a modern twist on it. The story of Abraham and Isaac has always been a strange one for me. Wondering why Abraham would willingly sacrifice his son just to prove… Continue reading True Faith – Short Story
My latest short story - Something In The Air. The theme for this story was Life After Lockdown. It wouldn't be me if I went for a cheery story. As everif you prefer to read offline you can download the PDF here: Something in the Air - Paul Blake Something in the Air The midnight… Continue reading Something in the Air – Short Story
My latest short story - Closedown. This was written in response to the prompt 'It's the end of the world as we know it (and I feel fine)'. I started writing another story, a fictional take on the start of the Covid pandemic but it went over the word count and I was only halfway… Continue reading Closedown – Short Story
The Offer - Short Story My latest short story The Offer was written for the NYC Midnight short story challenge 2020. I have been interested in entering this competition for a couple of years now and life got in the way. This year I said to myself "Screw it, just enter already." So I did.… Continue reading The Offer – Short Story