Welcome to Allure.
Here you’ll find a collection of Short Stories I’ve written, all free to read. Some will introduce you to Allure, a World connected by thousands upon thousands of Gateways formed by various Gods. The Keepers of Allure are those that have be assigned the sacred duty of guarding these Gates.
However not all of the stories you find here are based in Allure. I’ve taken up the challenge to write at least one Short Story a day for the entire year, and one way I’ve found to help motivate the creative parts of my mind is to use Writing Prompts. This is also a way of helping push myself to write in alternative genres and styles to what I’m used to.
Writing is my one true passion in life. There is nothing I enjoy more than delving into the depths of my imagination, summoning up a character or two, and sending them on a journey. There’s something so incredibly satisfying about coming away from reality in favour of more mysterious Worlds. If you get even a fraction of the joy I get from writing these stories through reading them, then honestly I can ask for nothing more.
“We must strive to do what we love, because life is far too short to be spent on mundane work.”
What are my stories about?
This depends on what you’re reading. Stories based off of Writing Prompts can be about anything an everything, it all depends on the prompt and where it takes me.
My Short Stories are a collection of works that are based in the World of Allure. These are meant to introduce to Allure and the vast potential for storytelling it has to offer.
Competition Pieces are submissions I’ve made to various competitions which have (unfortunately) been unsuccessful. If I am lucky enough to place in a competition then a link to the work or where to read it will be made available.
Okay, so what exactly is Allure?
Very loosely speaking the World of Allure is a wider series I’m currently working on. I’ve been developing the idea over the course of some years, and hope to shortly finish the first book set in Allure, currently titled The Edge of Old Earth.
All of the Short Stories on this blog will have some connection to the wider World of Allure, and (apart from the odd series that may find its way into the woodwork) most of these stories will be stand alone pieces.
“When you make music or write or create, it’s really your job to have mind-blowing, irresponsible, condom-less sex with whatever idea it is you’re writing about at the time.”
So that’s it, your introduction to my Blog has come to an end. Whatever you happen to read I hope you do enjoy it, and please feel free to leave me feedback in the comments, it’s really appreciated and helps me gauge what works and what doesn’t. Well, what are you waiting for? Let’s get reading!