I wrote this short story for a university assignment in my final year. I’ve let the story stew a little over the past year or so, and I’ve even had some spare time to try and extend it into a full length novel. But with my other commitments to working on my upcoming novels DECEPTION and Endurance: Recovery, I feel that Alive is probably best (at the moment) to remain as a Dark Fantasy short story.
I’ve priced the book at the lowest price I could list it for, and I am hoping that many people will be able to read my short story, and give me their opinion on my brand new eBook. This story is different to my normal books – The Author is a mystery thriller novel which plays on literature, writing and story telling (a book within a book novel); The Endurance Series is an action-packed, fast-paced, dark, creepy, apocalyptic and dystopian book series; DECEPTION (set for release in the summer of 2016) is a thriller novel based on a lonely prowler and avid dog walker; and my brand new short story, Alive, is a dark fantasy about a woman who has left her family – whom believe her to be dead.
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“For nearly a year now I have been living a lie. My husband and two daughters believe that I am dead. No one can know our secret.”
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I have just entered a writing competition. I would really appreciate it (if you have time of course) to have a look at my short story ‘Alive’.
‘Alive’ is actually a book idea of mine in which I have started writing. I wrote it as a short story first, but now I am planning to mould it into a full novel within the next few years.
‘Alive’ is a fantasy, horror and suspense story that follows Sarah, whose life has been turned upside down after she crashes her car into a lake.
“For nearly a year now I have been living a lie. My husband Jack and my two daughters Lucy and Sam believe that I am dead.”
It would be great to know what you think of it. Please read ‘Alive’ and please give it a heart and vote on the site, here’s the link for ‘Alive’ on the Inkitt’s Horror Writing Contest: http://www.inkitt.com/stories/8215
Today I have spent a lot of my day writing.
As you may know I finished my first draft of Endurance: Apocalypse a couple of weeks ago. I am now at the stage in which I need to go through it and edit it. This stage is very difficult but it is the stage which makes your book what it is. It can be very tedious and long for authors but it is something we must do as the author.
I am slowly working through it to make it what I want it to be and sound to my readers. However, I have been bugged by all of my other book ideas, which are constantly filling my mind. I sometimes feel my mind is working to quick for me to compensate all these ideas, and so I felt it was time to set Endurance 2 aside for today and to concentrate on another book idea of mine. I am hoping that this would unclog my mind ever so slightly so that I can concentrate solely on these two books.
This book idea is dark, and of a supernatural genre; with an interesting twist.
I cannot give too much away but I can tell you that I plan for it to be original. I have not decided on a name yet but I have written a fair chunk of the book.
This book will be available on eBook only and not paperback because I want to release this as a short story. I’m hoping this will be a short story that you can still relate and bond with the characters as well as the novel capturing your imagination and will make you think about ghostly spirits differently.
I will keep you updated on this title but this is the very early stages of this project.