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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

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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

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Listen to my new flash fiction story ‘Goodnight, Mr. President’ at THE CENTROPIC ORACLE

My flash fiction story 'Goodnight, Mr. President' is now live at The Centropic Oracle. It is beautifully narrated by Rob Gillespie, and I am just thrilled that this little story found such a great home. A possibly related gif: It's science fiction, there's a president, there's a golden robot, and... well, give it a listen!… Continue reading Listen to my new flash fiction story ‘Goodnight, Mr. President’ at THE CENTROPIC ORACLE

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Story-notes for my new story ‘The Wayfinder & His Sister’ at CAST OF WONDERS

My story 'The Wayfinder & His Sister' is now live at Cast of Wonders! It is part of Banned Books Week, and I wrote it specifically for this year's theme, Text Against Tyranny: "the stories some would silence, and the power of literature, in all its forms, to enlighten humanity’s darkest hours." I was so… Continue reading Story-notes for my new story ‘The Wayfinder & His Sister’ at CAST OF WONDERS

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Listen to R.B. Wood’s (Poe-ish) Word Count Podcast #70 & my new story ‘Buried’

Podcast master R.B. Wood has just published a brand new episode of the Word Count Podcast. This is episode #70 and the theme this month was very, very Poe-ish. The story prompts were the month of September, and this photo of Poe and his raven. Listen to episode 70 My story 'Buried' is inspired by… Continue reading Listen to R.B. Wood’s (Poe-ish) Word Count Podcast #70 & my new story ‘Buried’

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Read ‘Hidden’ – a story written for R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast

You can hear me read this story on episode #69 of R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast. Listen to the episode. The prompts for this episode were “August”, and this photo: The tent in my story might be a bit different than the tent in the photo, but, you know, poetic licence and all that... I… Continue reading Read ‘Hidden’ – a story written for R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast

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Listen to R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast #69 & my new story ‘Hidden’

The new episode of The Word Count Podcast just went live, and that means you can now listen to my new flash fiction story 'Hidden' Listen to the episode. The story prompt this month was this photo and the month of August.   I confess I might have cheated somewhat when writing this story, because… Continue reading Listen to R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast #69 & my new story ‘Hidden’

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Read ‘Deathlight’ – a story written for R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast

July's story prompt for the ever-wonderful Word Count Podcast was a wonderful picture taken by our podcast-master R.B. Wood himself. This is a photo I took while hiking in Zion National Park in Utah. This is the beginning of the Narrows hike, previous hikers sometimes leave their walking sticks for future hikers. Listen to the… Continue reading Read ‘Deathlight’ – a story written for R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast

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Listen to R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast #68 & my new story ‘Deathlight’

After some trials and tribulations for our glorious podcaster R.B. Wood, the latest episode of the Word Count Podcast is now live! This episode, episode #68, includes my story ‘Deathlight’. Listen to the episode. The story prompt this month was this fantastic photo taken by R.B. Wood, and “July”! From R.B. Wood: This is a… Continue reading Listen to R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast #68 & my new story ‘Deathlight’

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Read ‘A Song For Hugo’ – a story written for R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast

June's story prompt for R.B. Wood's Word Count Podcast was the month of June, and this photo: As usual, I'm not sure how my brain ended up thinking of Mars, and robots, and a space-opera-ish setting for my flash fiction for the episode based on that photo-prompt... but that's what happened. I was also inspired… Continue reading Read ‘A Song For Hugo’ – a story written for R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast

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Listen to my story ‘Long As I Can See The Light’ on The Overcast

This is so exciting: my science fiction story 'Long As I Can See The Light' (first published in the anthology 'People Are Strange'), is featured on the podcast The Overcast! Huge thanks to J.S. Arquin at The Overcast for giving this story a great second home! Listen to the podcast. Support The Overcast on Patreon.… Continue reading Listen to my story ‘Long As I Can See The Light’ on The Overcast

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Listen to R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast & my new story ‘A Song For Hugo’

The latest episode of R.B. Wood's Word Count Podcast is live! You can listen to me read my y story 'A Song For Hugo' on episode #67. The story prompt this month was a photo of a stage (below) and "June"! My story is sort of an attempt at space opera in flash fiction form...… Continue reading Listen to R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast & my new story ‘A Song For Hugo’

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Read ‘Hungry Beasts’ – a story written for R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast

You can hear me read this story on episode #66 of R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast. The prompts for this episode were “May”, and this gorgeous photo by R.B. Wood himself: Though this photo was taken in Boston Harbor, I set my story on the Pacific coast, just outside Vancouver. Hungry Beasts “Where are we… Continue reading Read ‘Hungry Beasts’ – a story written for R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast

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April / May recap: stories, sales & reviews

What the heck, May? I had three stories appear in three different publications this past month. Not that I'm complaining or anything... quite the opposite! The lovely threesome: The Machine of the Devil in Flash Fiction Online. (Read for free, subscribe, buy the issue.) Metal, Sex, Monsters in Gamut. (Subscribe, or buy the issue.) Firstborn… Continue reading April / May recap: stories, sales & reviews

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Listen to R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast & my new story ‘Hungry Beasts’

My story for the Word Count Podcast episode #66 is called ‘Hungry Beasts'. The story prompt this month was a photo taken in Boston Harbor by R.B. Wood himself! The other participating authors are: Bill Kirton – “The Island” Jack Gwaltney & John McCaffrey – “The Power and the Glory” C. Thomas Smith – “Darlings”… Continue reading Listen to R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast & my new story ‘Hungry Beasts’

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Read ‘Magpies & Moonshine’ – a story written for R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast

You can hear me read this story on episode #65 of R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast. The prompts for this episode were “April”, and this wonderful photo by Bill Kirton, one of the regulars at the Word Count Podcast: I've contributed stories to the Word Count Podcast since January 2016, and without exaggerating, I can say that it's been a… Continue reading Read ‘Magpies & Moonshine’ – a story written for R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast

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Listen to R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast & my new story ‘Magpies & Moonshine’

My story for the new Word Count Podcast episode is called 'Magpies & Moonshine', and the story prompt this month was this photo, taken by fellow author Bill Kirton, and the month: April. The other participating authors are: Jack Gwaltney & John McCaffrey – “The Man Who Was Thursday” Eden Baylee - "The Cottage Life"… Continue reading Listen to R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast & my new story ‘Magpies & Moonshine’

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Read ‘Lost’ – a story written for R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast

You can hear me read this story on episode #64 of R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast. The prompts for this episode were “March”, and this awesome photo by Ms. Becca B. Jenkins (check out her website: Hunt, Gather, Brew). Something about that photo had my thoughts heading in a very particular genre-direction right away. I… Continue reading Read ‘Lost’ – a story written for R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast

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Listen to R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast & my new story ‘Lost’

My story on The Word Count Podcast this month is called “Lost” and it's a...well, it's a dark story, I guess (do I write any other kind?). This month we got a gorgeous photographic story prompt. It's a photo by Ms. Becca B. Jenkins (check out her website: Hunt, Gather, Brew). The other participating authors are:… Continue reading Listen to R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast & my new story ‘Lost’

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My scifi-story ‘Lost And Found’ is now up at StarShipSofa – give it a listen

This is so exciting: my science-fiction story 'Lost And Found' is now up on the scifi podcast / audio magazine StarShipSofa! It's read by Andrea Richardson, and I am just over the moon happy to be part of StarShipSofa's translation month. Listen to episode #477 here. This story was originally written and published in Swedish,… Continue reading My scifi-story ‘Lost And Found’ is now up at StarShipSofa – give it a listen

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Read ‘Wolves & Girls’ – a story written for R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast

You can hear me read this story on episode #63 of R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast. The prompts for this episode were "February", and this image: I don't quite know what about that combo triggered thoughts about Little Red Riding Hood, but I've definitely had wolves on the brain lately. Anyway, as sometimes happens for… Continue reading Read ‘Wolves & Girls’ – a story written for R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast

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Listen to R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast & my new story ‘Wolves And Girls’

Episode #63 of R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast is now live! The story prompt was “February”, and this photograph: My story this month is called “Wolves And Girls” and is a bit of a riff on Little Red Riding Hood. The other participating authors are: Bill Kirton – “George” Eden Baylee – “Love And Death” C. Thomas Smith - "Fecking Direction"… Continue reading Listen to R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast & my new story ‘Wolves And Girls’

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Read ‘The Weight of the Sea’ – a story written for R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast

You can hear me read this story on episode #62 of R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast. One of the new tweaks to the show is the use of a photo as a story-prompt, together with the month of the podcast (January in this case). The podcast also has a new look, to quote R.B. Wood… Continue reading Read ‘The Weight of the Sea’ – a story written for R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast

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Listen to R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast & my new story ‘The Weight of the Sea’

Episode #62 of R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast is now live! This year, the story prompts are a little different. The prompt was "January", and a photograph: My story is titled “The Weight of the Sea”. The other participating writers are: C. Thomas Smith - "The Wasteland" Cameron Garriepy - "By the Sea" John A. McCaffrey - "Clamming… Continue reading Listen to R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast & my new story ‘The Weight of the Sea’

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DARK FLASH – my anthology of flash fiction is now available for pre-order

Right now, you can head over to Amazon or Smashwords and pre-order a brand new little self-published book by me. It's called Dark Flash, and it's a slim volume containing the eight flash fiction stories I wrote this year for R.B. Wood's wonderful Word Count Podcast. It will be released on Tuesday, December 6th. The… Continue reading DARK FLASH – my anthology of flash fiction is now available for pre-order

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Read ‘The Demon’ – a story written for R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast

You can hear me read this story on episode #61 of R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast. The story prompt this time was quite simply to write something dark and twisted for the special Halloween edition of the podcast. This tale is pretty dark. It also starts off with a spiked drink and a date-rape scenario… Continue reading Read ‘The Demon’ – a story written for R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast

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Hear my new story ‘ The Demon’ and other twisted tales on the Word Count Podcast!

The Halloween edition of R.B. Wood's Word Count Podcast is now live! My contribution this time is a story called 'The Demon', written to fit in with the dark and twisted theme for this particular episode. Note: my story starts off with a spiked drink and a possible date-rape scenario, but IS a twisted tale,… Continue reading Hear my new story ‘ The Demon’ and other twisted tales on the Word Count Podcast!

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‘OK Computer’ – a story for R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast

You can hear me read this story on episode #60 of R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast. The story prompt this time was “charming, key, computer”. My inspiration came mostly from remembering the first computer I ever used: a big, boxy thing that I did indeed play Space Invaders on. As usual, HUGE thanks to R.B. Wood's… Continue reading ‘OK Computer’ – a story for R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast