The strangest thing about writing is that I am often surprised by what I write. They asked me on my interview in EDF what people should expect of a story carrying my by-line. I like to make people think. I love it if I can make them laugh. If I can send a chill up their spine I like that too.
I never had any intention of writing horror. I scare easily. Then a few of my writewords Flash Fiction pals entered the Halloween Drabble contest in Micro Horror and for the sake of competition I wrote 5 drabbles and submitted them. Imagine their Horror when I won! No, actually Flash Master extraordinaire, Bill West e-mailed me with the news and I was completely taken by surprise - had to check - went to Micro Horror and there it was.
The prize is a gravestone shaped black trophy with my story Autumn Fruits, lasered on and it came with a personal letter from Nathan Rosen, editor of the e-zine written in silver on black paper - a nice touch - a nice man. I framed that too.
You can see it on Nik Perring's blog. He's another nice man and check out his writing too.
Autumn Fruits * (Winner of the 2007 trophy)
Name of the Ride
Sown on the Wind
Forty years on
The Doll’s House
The Way Home
Nathan wrote: Oonah. It's always a pleasure to get a submission from you.
Thanks, Nathan :) It's always a pleasure to have a story in Micro Horror.