Weird and Weirder is the fourth of my Flash Fiction Collections. I’ve been publishing them more or less monthly: the next is out May 6th, then Time and Tinplate on June 10th, and this one on July 8th, giving you folks celebrating some sort of Independence a few days to recover!


Weird and Weirder: The Horse-drawn Lighthouse and Other Unexpected Tales

Smugglers moving a whole lighthouse? People turning into animals? Scarecrows attacking a village? These and other strange and atmospheric flash fiction stories will get you thinking and wondering. What on earth will happen next?

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I confess I haven’t yet put this one together. I’m busy writing the book for the AtoZChallenge Z post!

But I do know what stories are available to go in it: the Horse-Drawn Lighthouse, obviously is one. I wrote that one January from a Chuck Wendig ‘roll a title from two lists’ prompt. It’s one of my favourites, and I hope others enjoy it as much.

Two sets of recurring characters might turn up in this: the ones I call the Boxcar Mysteries, where there’s something weird in a train boxcar that turns anyone who stays the night into something unnatural. Then there’s the Erebor sequence, which stems from a prompt involving several characters generated by a D&D website.

I have a penchant for stories that go a little weird, so there are a lot to choose from–the other books in the collection have around 30,000 words or 22-25 stories . I may reserve some of the better ones for a future collection. Hmm, maybe if I want to do more Erebor or Boxcar I should hold those back?

Pre-order details

If you’re up for a pre-order, you can do so already for iTunes, Kobo or Nook, and I think the Kindle one is up too.

Or get the previous ones: Critters & Crises, Greed & Retribution; Time and Tinplate. I think there’ll be a Christmas one, probably in September or thereabouts!

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I’m still working on Zanzibar’s Rings. It looks like I’ll have to burn some midnight oil to hit my target by Friday night… see the progress bar below.

W is for Weird and Weirder #AtoZChallenge2021
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7 thoughts on “W is for Weird and Weirder #AtoZChallenge2021

  • 27 April, 2021 at 11:21 am

    Congrats on your new flash fiction release. And I hope you don’t have to stay up too late to meet your writing goals.

    • 27 April, 2021 at 9:04 pm

      Thanks, Natalie. It’s 9pm and I’ve just finished writing for today!

  • 27 April, 2021 at 4:36 pm

    I love seeing your A-Z posts every year! And this collections sounds fun!

    • 27 April, 2021 at 9:05 pm

      Thanks, Stephanie. I will get around to visiting next week, I think. Bit of pressure for this week to get my wip finished 🙂

  • 27 April, 2021 at 6:05 pm

    I need this one for sure. Weird is my cup of tea 🙂

    • 27 April, 2021 at 9:06 pm

      I think they’re my favourites. But then I think that every time I put a book out 🙂

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