Author: Stephanie Ellis

What I’ve Achieved Lately – Or Not!

In between the battle of the plague which decided to go 2 rounds with me – it fooled me into thinking I was getting better then sneakily came back and hit me all over again – I have been able to continue reading, writing and submitting. This post is really written as a note to…

Short Sharp Shocks and an Even Shorter Story

As an antidote to some rejections of late, it’s been nice to see two publications appear in February. The first is my gothic horror, Asylum of Shadows, published as part of Demain Publishing’s new Short Sharp Shocks! venture. The stories in this series range from 5k-10,000k with my own coming in at just over 9000…

Flash Back: Blue Sky Thinking

Blue Sky Thinking I often sky write these days, trace letters in the shapes of twigs and branches, see what words they form.  It is a hobby, one I practise in secret.  I keep myself to myself since the edict went out banning our language from being written – or even worse – read.  We…

2019 I have a Plan(ner)

Certain writing friends of mine, naming no names (AJ Walker and David Shakes) often announce they have a plan. This year I have decided to join their club and create a plan of my own – or more accurately I’ve bought a planner – and I now intend to try and create some balance in…

Time to put up the Christmas Tree

I wrote this little story a few years back and have put it up each Christmas. It’s back again for you to enjoy and is still one of my favourite pieces of flash. The Christmas Tree The Christmas tree waited patiently at the bottom of the garden.  It was nearly time.  From behind, the others…

The Last Supper

It’s been a while since I’ve put anything up here, mainly because of the focus on NaNoWriMo, however to make up for it, here is a free story. The Last Supper was first published in KnightWatch Press’ The Last Diner. It is one of my earliest horror stories and retains a special place in my…

A New Dress for Betty

This was my entry for this year’s Flash Monster competition at The Molotov Cocktail. It didn’t get anywhere but I enjoyed writing it (congratulations to all placings by the way). It features Betty, who originally appeared in my short story The Dance and is set in the world of my latest WIP and also that…