The Rhododendron Canopy

It is undoubtedly autumn. On the theme of falling leaves and the inevitable descent towards the winter solstice, I post a short story that appeared in my 2002 short story collection – Familiar Possessions. In 2011, it was anthologised in Murmurations – the Two Ravens Press collection of uncanny stories about birds.   The Rhododendron Canopy   […]

The Capsule

A short story published in the Dream Catcher magazine ‘humour edition’ in 2005. Humour is a considered term. This story is more than a shade dark, perhaps an allegory, perhaps a kind of brutal reality, or speculative fiction. You decide!        The Capsule     Elizabeth Stott   I am Sunman. Here, in the capsule, […]

Flash, Errrrm… and – It’s National Short Story Week!

It’s National Short Story Week. Nearly over… I can recommend Kathleen Jones’ blog on the subject of the short story. National Short Story Week: Last Days, Lost Ways. To celebrate the week, I have been playing with some flash fiction. It’s one way of writing five short stories in a few days.  Flash is something I have […]

Blog Tour – The Writing Process – My Turn…

The idea of the writing process is often talked about in creative writing literature. Whatever your take on it, writing well and consistently requires hard work and dedication. Halo not polished enough in my case, but I do know that magical thinking is not enough!  Writer Kathleen Jones invited me to follow her in the ‘writing […]