When Casting Ruins Plot Twists

I was originally going to publish this post back in November but for a number of reasons I never hit the publish button. However, now the film in question is out on DVD I thought I’d resurrect this article from draft hell and release it onto the interwebs. This article will be full of spoilers for very obvious reasons but on top of this is, the problem is I can’t tell you for what movies as just mentioning the film reveals a spoiler because of the nature of this post. Therefore the break is appearing below the Ironstone rock!

When Casting Ruins Plot Twists

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Dungeons of the Mind – Author’s Notes

As you will know if you have read my flash fiction story Dungeons of the Mind – that I published on this blog on Sunday – it did not as the easier birth into the world. Having binned the first draft after miss reading the prompt that Cracked Flash Fiction provided, find out what inspired the new version of my story below the break.

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Too Many Superheroes – Author’s Notes

Too Many Superheroes - Author's NotesIn what is rapidly becoming a Saturday tradition I entered the Cracked Flash Fiction Competition. This week my entry was a tale called Too Many Superheroes inspired by the prompt

I thought that we were special

The moment I read that prompt I started to think of superheroes, men and women who have special powers, yet if you know anything about their natural home of comic books you know there are thousands of superheroes. For example, take this A-Z list of DC Comics characters from Wikipedia there are over 100 names and this doesn’t include everyone by a long way.

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Celebrity House – Author’s Notes

Celebrity HouseI’ve been meaning to enter Microcosms ever since it started at the beginning of the year. However, for a number of reasons I never quite managed it but then on Friday I managed to produce something within the time limit. The contest works by providing you three story elements of character, setting and genre. However, if you don’t like the three suggested that week you can use the Microcosms spinner and see what three elements chance throws you. This week chance threw me

  • Character: Reality TV Star
  • Setting: Burning Building
  • Genre: Drama

Using my 100 words (plus or minus ten) I wrote my following story Celebrity House which you’ll find below the break

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Corridor of Doors

corridor of doorsThis week seems to have been a week of submissions. My latest is my first entry to Cracked Flash Fiction Weekly contest for 2016. Below the break you’ll find my flash fiction tale Corridor of Doors inspired by the opening line:

“Don’t Open That Door.”

You might recognise one of the characters from my story The Odd Looking Man In A Green Velvet Coat. Whether you do or not I hope you enjoy!

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