Fantasy

A Fairy Tale Romance – Cole has given up on Halloween. Even the opportunity to dress up doesn’t excite him anymore. But then a fairy appears to him and gives him the opportunity to attend a royal ball exactly as he’s always wanted to be. The evening doesn’t end up being quite the dream he first imagined though. ( 17,587 words)

A Night of Terror and Self-discovery – Brandon Phillips and Charlotte Mattesson are invited to a Halloween costume party at a nearby castle along with a number of friends from their school. Costumes are provided, but Brandon’s not very impressed when he’s cast in the role of heroine. Things get stranger when, at the stroke of midnight, a lightning strike causes them all to be transformed for real. (19,182 words)

Blood and Desire – Ding dong the witch is dead? Not quite like that. There’s this delivery guy at the door with a package from some solicitors I’ve never heard of. Hortense Willikins? Wasn’t she that old lady who lived down the road? And why on Earth would she leave me an empty journal in her will? (5,019 words)

Booted – Rupert is a successful bank manager and, as his fortieth birthday approaches, he’s hopeful that he’ll be offered a place on the bank’s board of governors. His wife buys him a generous gift: A pair of boots from Henry Harrelson’s – boots made to fit your feet and your personality. Only these aren’t the sort of boots a bank manager might wear, and the kind gesture promises to turn into a crash and burn career wise, not to mention the affect it might have on his marriage. Can Rupert salvage anything from the wreckage? (7,221 words)

Dress fitting – Usually a dress fitting involves adjusting the clothes to fit the body. Usually, but not always… (2,329 words)

Ghost Writer –  Mike has writer’s block. His agent sends him to a remote cottage in the Highlands of Scotland to try and get back on track. Soaked in a storm and without his luggage, he ends up dressing in the clothes of the woman who lived in the cottage before him. Over the next few days, the woman’s ghost possesses him and writes her story through him. Unexpected changes accompany the process. (8,057 words)

Happily Ever After – It started with the birth of a long awaited child. Then there was a blessing – or to be more precise three blessings – then a curse, then a spell, then somewhere along the line another birth – well four actually, but one that stood out. What happened next was… well it’s easier of you read it for yourselves. (38,988 words)

Heaven Can Wait – A tribute (with somewhat shameless ‘borrowing’ from the 1978 film starring Warren Beatty), with a few inevitable changes of my own, although I’ve done my best to set it around the same time. (18,161 words)

If Wishes Were Horses – Life is tough, then you die. Sooner rather than later if you really can’t cope. That is of course unless you’re run over by someone who has already had a magical encounter, and hasn’t been corrupted by getting everything she wants. (5,055 words)

In a World of Ordinary Mortals – Hunters returns to school after a short convalescence to find  his class has set him up for a a practical joke. The school is taking part in a parade and his class has chosen to appear as superheroes. The only problem, the one costume available to Hunter is… Wonder Woman.  One more thing though; there seems to be something a little unusual about that tiara. (8,117 words)

Lara Croft – The True Origin – A fan fiction take on one of my favourite fictional characters (in both films and games). I hope you enjoy, and I hope no-one is offended by my take on things. (16,613 words)

Lifeswap – It’s just a stupid party game; the sort you’d only agree to play when your drunk. Chuck your key sin a bowl and choose someone else’s, then you get to pretend to be them for the rest of the evening. What Jerry Newman doesn’t know though, is that the bowl is magical and can actually swap your consciousness into the body of the person whose keys you choose. Which means someone else can take over yours. What starts out as an elaborate attempt to steal the wealth of somewhat gullible bank manager and his bank turns into something a whole lot more complicated when a mysterious woman in a red dress appears. (~100,000 words)

Marigold – A man comes into the police station wearing a pair of women’s gloves. His story was… unusual. (1,337 words)

Snap – Two people living each other’s lives. They meet and things snap into place. (35,061 words)

Summerswitch – Jerry Newington is having trouble fitting into his new school. No-one is in a rush to extend the hand of friendship, the school bully has him in his sights, and worst of all he has fallen for a girl in his year who doesn’t seem to know he exists. When the school year ends badly, Jerry is offered the chance to go stay with his Aunt for a few weeks. On the train he meets a girl who’s pretty and fun to be with and they decide to spend some time together, but Jerry can’t forget the girl he left behind. His new friend is disappointed but offers him a gift. It is unusual, special and has consequences neither of them could possibly expect. Whatever the outcome, this is a summer they will both remember. (58,344 words)

The Bewitching of Charlie Thatcher – Charlie Thatcher wanted to be a witch, but the old woman wasn’t prepared to teach him what she considered to be a woman’s profession. He suggested a solution, but her version of it wasn’t quite what he was expecting. (35,990 words)

The Last of Magic – Sometimes you have to give up on your dreams. A longing to be petite, young and beautiful is unrealistic for someone who’s six foot one and just entering his fifties. Sometimes your dreams don’t give up on you you though. A chance encounter in a remote Turkish village, a strange story and an even stranger offer. Perhaps it’s not too late for dreams to come true. (9,457 words)

The Way into Wonderland – Peter Sanders has lost everything. His wife, his children, his business, even his house is gone and he has come home looking for comfort. With his parents dead and his childhood home sold to some stranger, the only place he can turn is the park where he spent so much time when he was younger. But the world is not as it seems as Peter is about to discover. Guided by a magical coin to confront an ancient and powerful evil, he has only his wits and courage to protect the world from a fate too horrendous to contemplate. If he can prevail though perhaps he can win back more than he has lost and become who he has always wanted to be… (14,681 words)

To Embrace a Mermaid – A young boy is Shanghaied and pressed into service against his will. Due to his sensitive nature, he struggles for some years, until one night he hears the siren’s call. His response changes his life for ever. (13,071 words)

Too Good to be True – Michael’s new apartment is too good to be true. Immense, beautifully furnished and cheaper than his last place. Sometimes when fortune smiles you smile back and accept what it offers you. Other times, with Halloween just round the corner and a killer on the loose, it might have been as well to ask a few questions first… (25,655 words)

Unreality – What happens to the world when the human population rises so high, the number of human thoughts becomes so dense, that their interaction begins to affect the fabric of reality? What happens when dreams and nightmares come true, when people who know how to manipulate teh collective consciousness, the mass mind around them, can use it to twist reality?(9,176 words)

You Meant it for Evil – Kevin’s friends are tired of him playing third wheel. They send him along to a singles bar to find himself a girlfriend. The woman he meets starts him off on an adventure which leads in so many unexpected directions. (186,922 words total)