Published

A Young Man’s Game – Out Now.

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.

Short Story

Standing On A Beach – 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

Short Story, Writing

Flash Fiction #vss365 Volume 3

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

Short Story

Welcome to the Jungle – Short Story

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

Writing

Flash Fiction #vss365 Volume 2

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

Writing

Flash Fiction #vss365

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

Short Story

Paper Falling from the Sky – Short Story

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

Short Story, Writing

Behind Closed Doors – 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

Short Story, Writing

Gang Aft A-gley – 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

Indie Books

Indie Books – They’re awesome.

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.

Published

A Young Man’s Game – The Reviews

I've been very lucky to receive some excellent reviews for my novel A Young Man's Game. I thought I'd share them with you. Literaturelove.uk - https://literaturelove.uk/2018/08/01/a-young-mans-game-by-paul-blake/ 'This third-person narrative has it all: action, suspense, even romance. And just when you think it’s all over… WHAM! .. another twist in the tale where events of the… Continue reading A Young Man’s Game – The Reviews