The monthly Guest Storyteller slot has reached its 4th year. Thank you to all those fabulous people who have showcased their writing on my blog during that time.
With a degree of sadness I’ve decided to take an extended, if not permanent break from posting this monthly feature to devote more time to my novel-writing.
If I do decide to restart “guest storytellers”, then it will be in a revamped form that only showcases flash fiction with a 100-word upper limit.
For first-time visitors to this page, please do check out some of the fabulous links below…
4th March: Paying the Ferryman by Björn Rudberg is a dark and disturbing piece of flash fiction that cleverly interweaves Greek mythology with the horrors of contemporary human trafficking.
7th January: Novel excerpt from William D. Holland’s scary and dark serial killer/supernatural thriller, Shadows Over A Hangman’s Noose. William blogs at Artistry with Words as Billybuc.
3rd December: A Blue Coat for Christmas by Sherri Matthews is a touching story about a girl who loves her father, despite his weaknesses.
5th November: Dream Girl is a tender and haunting story of enduring love by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, who facilitates the internationally popular flash fiction challenge known as Friday Fictioneers.
1st October: I Take Thee is a companion piece to 21-year-old author, J. S. Strange’s exciting zombie apocalypse novel Winter Smith: London’s Burning.
2nd July: System Timeout is a science fiction story of the cyberpunk/genetic engineering variety, written by Allie Potts as a companion piece to her published novel The Fair & Foul.
7th May: An extract from the breathlessly exciting standalone crime thriller Distress Signals by Catherine Ryan Howard published by Corvus/Atlantic in the UK and Ireland on May 5th.
2nd April: An extract from Damp Dogs & Rabbit Wee, an entertaining non-fictional account of Cee Tee Jackson’s work as a pet professional.
5th March: The Gingerbread House , a short story with a wickedly humourous twist.
6th February: An extract from Shizzle, Inc, the hilarious chic-lit humour novel by Ana Spoke.
2nd January: The Trek , an inspirational story by Dale Rogerson.
5th September: The Mountain Road, a dark fantasy story by Joshua Munns.
6th June: Accidents Happen, a crime story with a delicious twist by Louise Jensen.
2nd May: ‘Twas all astonishment and Unhinged, two 100 word stories on the subject of reincarnation by Douglas MacIlroy.
4th April: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Sentences, Leigh-Ward Smith’s Bulwer-Lytton style speculative microfiction, plus a little challenge for my readers.
7th March: A children’s story-in-rhyme by Penny Howe, Horton hears a TARDIS, is written in the style of Dr Seuss in celebration of his birthday in the first week of March.
7th February: An extract from Geoffrey Gudgion’s second novel Catherine Bonnevaux (a mystery fantasy) that is presently with his agent. You can read about his first novel, Saxon’s Bane, here.
3rd January: An extract from David Milligan-Croft’s novel Peripheral Vision , about a young boy blinded by his father and his subsequent descent into a life of crime and drugs.
6th December: Chocolate Umbrella , Sherri Matthew’s poignant story about a little girl’s discovery that she isn’t the only one in her family who is keeping secrets.
1st November: Shoveling Conversation, Christy Birmingham’s multi-layered portrayal of when the same words mean different things to a man and a woman.
4th October: White Feather, Andrea Stephenson’s poignant story about a questionable method they used to shame men into enlisting in the First World War.
6th September: The Enhanced, the prologue to Leigh Ward Smith’s work-in-progress, a science fiction novel about genetically enhanced humans with canid capabilities.
2nd August: Extract from The Beautiful Prisoner, Blondeusk‘s thriller story about two women — a hostage and her captor — befriending each other.
5th July: Extract from Parson’s Creek , Richard Sutton’s young adult novel that’s semi-memoir.
7th June: Extract from The Range & Chapter 2 called 2.47, Dave Farmer‘s speculative type “what-if” novel with an apocalyptic slant.
4th May: An Extract from Niamh’s dream journey (Tales of the Tuatha), Cybele Moon‘s magical folk tale, accompanied by some of her unique photo-illustrations: an ongoing work she’s publishing on her blog.
5th April: YAAD , a humourous take on the subject of road maintenance by Gary Bonn.
1st March: Freedom Climbs on Logs Rooted, a quirky and colourful piece of prose poetry by Benjamin F Jones.
1st February: Hidden Courage, a medical tale by I. J. Sarfeh, who is a retired surgeon and Professor Emeritus, now pursuing his passion for writing.
6th January 2014: The Most Noble Story, a traditional-style tale by professional storyteller, Naomi Baltuck. You can also find a word and picture version of the same story at her blog Writing Between the Lines.
36 thoughts on “Guest Storytellers”
I love story telling and have been looking for other writer blogs!!! ( I also do photography!) So glad to have found you!
Perhaps you might consider being one of my guest storytellers sometime in the future. I’ve just had a look at your blog and very much liked what I saw 🙂
I am excited to be coming up soon! I will share my post with you soon, Sarah 🙂
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Looking forward to seeing it, Christy 🙂
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I am honored to have been asked to be a guest storyteller for May. How often would your require that I post? I understand 600-800 words is the preferred length. Is that true. How kind of you. you can e-mail me at email@example.com. I’d love to help out but don’t want to make a hash of it.
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Excellent. I’ve emailed you.
All the best