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Book Reviews

Sir Edmund Orme by Henry James.

Sir Edmund Orme, a breakdown and analysis of the short story by Henry James. Written by Magpie Stories

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Short Stories

A Time to Relax

A short playscript. Something a little different from Magpie Stories. I hope you have a… pleasant time listening.

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Short Stories Writing Challenges

The Dark Heart of the Forest

In this 45 minute writing challenge I had one goal. Find a random image online, have 45 minutes to write it and then see what happened. (Oh I did have five minutes to edit). By the way those of you who enjoy all things arboreal, you might want to consider being careful in the woods, especially at night.

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Short Stories

When Shall We Three Meet Again? Three Unconnected Short Tales

In these stories I have tried something new. Each is exactly two hundred and fifty words. For some not more than a paragraph. Two hundred and fifty words to create three (maybe) unrelated tales that are designed to unsettle you my dear audience.

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Writing How To

Top Tips on Writing Horror

Do you want to know how to write horror? These tips might be the ones for you.

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Short Stories

In the Flesh Part 1:

A tale from Magpie Stories, what would happen if you found a book and helped to tell its story? We all know no harm can come from a story… right?

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From the Archive Short Stories Writing Challenges

Hidden Depths

Who can tell what is really going on in this mad world? It is all a matter of perspective.

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Short Stories

Vacancy

No one likes interviews, feeling uncomfortable and stuffy, this place, this feeling. Isaac knows nothing is wrong. I mean nothing is wrong with this place… right?

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Short Stories

A Christmas Reunion

A Christmas Reunion – Caleb needs to face it again, to face her one last time

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From the Archive Short Stories

Fly on the Wall (Opening from my Work in Progress)

The opening of my novel (a work in progress). Surely for James, nothing could be safer than being at his Grandma’s house?