Cover reveal & pre-orders for DARK FLASH 3 + paperback news!

Dark Flash 3, my latest collection of flash fiction from R.B. Wood's Word Count Podcast is now available for pre-order! Release date is December 7th! I published the first collection, Dark Flash, in 2016, followed by Dark Flash 2 in 2017. So, I guess now it's a trilogy of sorts! This year, I wrote nine… Continue reading Cover reveal & pre-orders for DARK FLASH 3 + paperback news!

Read my flash story “Big Bad”, written for THE WORD COUNT PODCAST

This is my latest story written for R.B. Wood's Word Count Podcast. The show is now on hiatus until January, and I will sorely miss it until it's back. Every month, it gives me a jolt of creativity to write for this podcast. Listen to the latest episode. Follow R.B. Wood on Twitter Follow The… Continue reading Read my flash story “Big Bad”, written for THE WORD COUNT PODCAST

Listen to my new flash story “Big Bad” on R.B. Wood’s WORD COUNT PODCAST

The Halloween episode of the Word Count Podcast is now live, and you can listen to it and hear me read my new flash story "Big Bad": Listen to the Word Count Podcast The theme for this episode was psychological horror, and it also includes these stories: Bill Kirton – “The Ball” (performed by Bill,… Continue reading Listen to my new flash story “Big Bad” on R.B. Wood’s WORD COUNT PODCAST

Read my flash story “The Monster Hunter’s Last Lament” – written for R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast

My latest story for R.B. Wood's Word Count Podcast was inspired by the prompt "Where have our students gone", the photo prompt (a dilapidated school bus), and my recent interest in the show Supernatural. It is, I guess, my take on what life might be like for an old, battle-scarred hunter... Listen to the Word… Continue reading Read my flash story “The Monster Hunter’s Last Lament” – written for R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast

Story day! Listen to my story “The Librarian” at Cast of Wonders

My story "The Librarian" is now available for your listening pleasure at Cast of Wonders. It's part of CoW's "Banned Books Week", just like my story "The Wayfinder & His Sister" was last year. (As you might be able to tell, I love Banned Books Week, and I LOVE Cast of Wonders.) Listen to "The… Continue reading Story day! Listen to my story “The Librarian” at Cast of Wonders

“The Monster Hunter’s Last Lament” – new flash story on THE WORD COUNT PODCAST

Head over to R.B. Wood's website and listen to my new story "The Monster Hunter's Last Lament" on episode 80 of The Word Count Podcast! This new story was inspired by the story prompt "Where have all the children gone?", and the photo of a very old and rusty school bus. Listen to the episode.… Continue reading “The Monster Hunter’s Last Lament” – new flash story on THE WORD COUNT PODCAST

Read “Fräulein Maria” written for R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast

The latest story prompt for the Word Count Podcast was this image: As soon as I saw this photo, I got an 80s vibe, and I also got a vampire vibe. It took me a bit of thinking to put together something I really liked, but scent was a big thing right from the get-go.… Continue reading Read “Fräulein Maria” written for R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast

Listen to my flash story “Fräulein Maria” on R.B. Wood’s WORD COUNT PODCAST

Picture of open office with old computers and desks

There's a brand new episode of R.B. Wood's Word Count Podcast available today, and it includes my flash story "Fräulein Maria". The story prompt for this episode was the photo below, and it was inspired by Todd Keisling's book The Smile Factory. Todd Keisling also contributed a story to this episode, and that is pretty… Continue reading Listen to my flash story “Fräulein Maria” on R.B. Wood’s WORD COUNT PODCAST

Listen to my story “Kaiju Outside Hope” on ESCAPE POD!

My story "Kaiju Outside Hope" is now at Escape Pod, the science fiction podcast. This story was part of Escape Pod's flash fiction contest, and ended up in a three-way tie for second place (now that's a close race!). It's narrated by the awesome Tina Connolly, and her narration is absolutely perfect. Listen to all… Continue reading Listen to my story “Kaiju Outside Hope” on ESCAPE POD!

Listen to my new flash story “Sunlit Surface, Depths Below” on R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast

There's a brand new episode of the Word Count Podcast, and it includes my new flash fiction story "Sunlit Surface, Depths Below". Our story prompt this time was this evocative beach-photo: I was inspired to write a story about the beach, swimming, hunger, and longing. Listen to the episode. This episode also includes stories by… Continue reading Listen to my new flash story “Sunlit Surface, Depths Below” on R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast

Listen to my story “Seven Kinds of Baked Goods” at The Overcast!

My fantasy story "Seven Kinds of Baked Goods" is now available on the podcast The Overcast, narrated by the fabulous J.S. Arquin. This story first appeared in the anthology Just Desserts, and also in Luna Station Quarterly. Listen to the podcast / support The Overcast on Patreon. Read my story notes. I'm really excited to have… Continue reading Listen to my story “Seven Kinds of Baked Goods” at The Overcast!

Read my new flash story “The Prince and the Dragon” from R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast

You can listen to me read this story on R.B. Wood's Word Count Podcast. The story prompt was a dramatic photo of an erupting volcano. Listen to the podcast. I kind of knew I wanted to write a story about a dragon to go with that volcano. Volcanoes and dragons just go together, right? What… Continue reading Read my new flash story “The Prince and the Dragon” from R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast

Listen to my new story “The Prince and the Dragon” on R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast!

There's a brand new episode of the Word Count Podcast available for your listening pleasure! My new story for this podcast is called "The Prince and the Dragon", and the story prompt was this magnificent photo of an erupting volcano: Listen to the episode. As always, there are stories by some fabulous authors on this… Continue reading Listen to my new story “The Prince and the Dragon” on R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast!

Read “The Troll Bridge”, written for R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast

"The Troll Bridge" was written for R.B. Wood's Word Count Podcast, and the story prompt was the following photo: And yes, I did think of troll almost right away! (I guess it's just the way my brain works). Listen to the episode. The Troll Bridge Michael's always told me there's a troll living under the… Continue reading Read “The Troll Bridge”, written for R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast

Listen to my new story “The Troll Bridge” on R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast

A brand new episode of the Word Count Podcast is available for your listening pleasure right now. My story for this episode is called "The Troll Bridge", and not surprisingly, it involves a troll and a bridge... The picture prompt for this month's podcast was this photo: Listen to the episode. Also on this podcast:… Continue reading Listen to my new story “The Troll Bridge” on R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast

Read “Mabel’s Pack”, written for the Word Count Podcast

The Word Count Podcast is back in action for 2018, and this month the story-prompt was a rather frozen picture from Boston harbour: What happens inside my writer brain when I see that photo? I'm not really sure, actually. I had a couple of story ideas trot through my head after I saw it (they… Continue reading Read “Mabel’s Pack”, written for the Word Count Podcast