At the Coventry Writers Group, we regularly have a competition where everyone writes a short or very-short story on a chosen topic. I’ve found it a useful inspiration, and think some of my stories worth circulating here.
New additions are:
Bring Me The Head of Lady Godiva. My own version of a famous Coventry tale.
Gandalf’s Dream. Fan fiction. Supposing Gandalf had been wrong and Frodo’s ring was not the One Ring?
A Ghost Wind for Christmas. Humans could travel between stars. But the power of a supernova was still outside of human control. A wind that rocks the local universe.
Love Among the Little Sparkles. Vast being exist among the magnetic fluxes of our galaxy. For them, a supernova is a small matter.
For stars, it is as if elephants are born and die in a single day, while mayflies live for centuries.
The Golden Teddy-Bear and the Bloody Shovel
On the internet, know one knows if you’re a ghost. But how do you clear your name and avenge your own murder?
Galadriel’s Ring-Quest. Fan fiction, imagining how Galadriel Gained Her Ring of Power, during the wars against Sauron.
The Binding Hammer. More Tolkienian fan-fiction. A mighty magic power awakens, but has no idea of who he is.