Day 23 – Short Story Update #storyaday

The Book Nomad (A Gateway Roadhouse Story)
5116 Words

It’s good physical books are rare in the year 3432 considering poor Henbert ends up anywhere described, when a casually place book sends him hurtling back to WW2 with no book capable of getting him home.


A cute silly little story, but it took three days to write as I am helping with someone sick in the household.

Oh, and 31 stories this month? Because I was gone for over a week at a writing workshop, I think it’s been pretty much shot out of the water. 😛 I now need to get ready for a move, the June Nano, and a limit on internet connection. I’ve beat last year’s May total of 10 short stories in one month. At this point I’ll be happy with anything I get, including stopping now if necessary with 12 for the month. 🙂


Day 23 – Short Story Update #storyadayJ.A. Marlow

Dark Circus

A pleasant night at the circus with her fiance ends with terrified Emmie Kirkwood fleeing into foggy 1870’s London. She makes it to an establishment called the “Gateway Roadhouse,” only to find herself in a place filled with the kind of creatures from which nightmares are made. Meanwhile, her would-be killer is still hot on her trail.

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Day 23 – Short Story Update #storyaday

4 thoughts on “Day 23 – Short Story Update #storyaday”

  1. Well done! Wish I was writing, instead of editing and doing accounts, etc. 🙂

    Writing workshop? What on? Building characters? Building plot?

    Wish I was there instead of freezing over here.

    • @Diane – Dean Wesley Smith – Cliffhangers workshop.

      My head is buzzing like crazy! So much to digest. While it’s doing that, I’ll keep on writing, hoping it will slowly start coming out my fingertips and into the stories. 🙂

  2. I wish I could afford a few of his workshops. 🙂 Not the cost of the workshop and accommodation, but the cost of the flight across the big pond to USA. If I could afford it, I would stay in USA for all his courses, POD, publishing, audio, etc.
    Glad to hear you absorbed all the info.
    Now back to editing, before cover creation. 🙂

    • It was pretty much a miracle that I was able to attend a workshop. Thank living in poverty giving me a tax refund at the end of the year. I decided the best thing to do would be investing it in my continuing education. Hence, taking the workshop. 🙂

      I don’t regret it a bit, either! It was worth it on so many levels!


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