Thought I’d add a new short story to the site. It’s one I did on a Saturday afternoon for an online writing community called Scribblers. They’re a friendly bunch and they do a piece of flash fiction each week. It’s fun and it keeps you on your writerly toes.
It’s a story that owes a lot to Amy Jump / Ben Wheatley’s A Field in England. Set in the civil war it’s about a deserter meeting a strange old man in the woods.
When I’ve got time I’ll build on it – want to make more of the folk/fairy tale themes of blood, death, the soldier/poor man trying to make good and the trickster.