Today’s free flash fiction, Francesca Lembreght’s A Line on the Map, tells of an apocalypse worryingly close to home. And is there a happy ending? We like happy endings, but sometimes, maybe we don’t deserve them… New today on the website. Also for the writers out there we’re back open for submissions – give usContinue reading “A Line on the Map”
We’re taking submissions all through December for flash fiction, short stories, novellas and novels. So if you’ve got a story inside you, let it loose and send it to us! Check out our submissions page to see what we’re looking for. http://www.wyldblood.com
Tom Duke’s The Season of my Becoming is this week’s flash fiction – live now on the website. It’s a tale of growing up in the winter chill, in all its snarling fury… Here’s a taste… My senses are aroused beyond anything I’ve ever experienced. But though my heart is beating to a new, excitingContinue reading “New flash fiction – The Season of my Becoming”
Wyldblood #6 is out now! Ten great science fiction and fantasy stories about asteroid spaceships, magic and monsters, time travel and shattered dreams. From Amazon or from us, print and digital http://wydblood.com We’ve got Vanishing Ink, by Adam Breckenridge: Sometimes I just want to rip the curtains open and let all the devils scratching atContinue reading “The latest Wyldblood Magazine is out today!”
The Rep by Brick Marlin – new and free on the website today, Sometimes, you’d better just hope that your face fits… Here are the opening lines: Each Face represents; thus, representation is necessary. This was her job. Being the representative or, for short—the Rep. And she was pretty darn good at it, if sheContinue reading “New Flash Fiction – The Rep”
There are never enough volcanos in stories, right? We’ve sorted that this week with That Was Unexpected, by Charlotte Langtree – free flash fiction live now on the website. Here’s how it starts: The gods watched. Far below, the world turned ponderously in a sea of dying stars. Creatures lived and died beneath the searingContinue reading “Wyld Flash 68 – That Was Unexpected”
Wev’e just released a new version of our howl-at-the-moon werewolf anthology – The Call of the Wyld – twelve torrid tales of lupine lycanthropy now with larger pages and a brand new cover, all designed for pride of place on your bookshelf. Buy the hardback exclusively though Amazon wherever you may be – the UK,Continue reading “Call of the Wyld – now in hardback!”
Treat this like one of those change of address cards you used to get when people moved home – we’ve changed our email adress. Of course you should never do such a thing but when you’re starting out you don’t realise that some of your IT options are expensive not becasuse they’re the best butContinue reading “email change”
Our werewolf anthology, the Call of the Wyld, is available for free at the moment for a very limited time through Amazon US (digital only – you’ll still have to pay for the paperback, but it’s worth it!). What if you take your werewolf curse to the moon? Kill or cure, right? And imagine aContinue reading “Call of the Wyld”
Something spooky this time around – because it’s that time of year. Joey Salami’s Halloween by Mike Murphy is our 66th free flash fiction story – live now on the website. Here’s a peek… True to their word, she was ugly. Her ancient veins puffed up and deflated as whatever passed for blood made its wayContinue reading “Wyld Flash 66 – Joey Salami’s Halloween”
New flash fiction on the website – Captain, Please Respond by Jason Lane. You just know things aren’t going to end well… Here’s a peek: //Captain. My sensors register that you set the chronometer incorrectly. I am sure it was a simple mistake. Shall I correct it for you? Very good, Captain. //Captain. I haveContinue reading “Wyld Flash 65 – Captain, Please Respond”
We’ve got demons, oh yes, and they’re not happy. Karl Dandenell’s Final Exam, Demonology is live now on the website. Here the opening… “Do I have to dismiss the demon?” said Sugyen. The apprentice stared at the fearsome creature imprisoned within the circle of blood runes and flickering candles. “It feels cruel, dragging the poorContinue reading “Wyld Flash 64 – Final Exam, Demonology”
Weve been gathering stories for a Steampunk Anthology: Runs Like Clockwork. We’ve got thirteen fantastic stories for you in a bumper collection. We had hoped to publish in November – but we’re going to need more time than we thought to do the stories justice, so we’re going to launch on Wednesday 9th February 2022.Continue reading “Steampunk anthology update”
Our current issue is full of fantastic reads – for instance Mark Silcox‘s unnerving NutriMom, set in an unnerving near future. He’re the opening: Emil discovered the plastic box beneath a sheet of flame-darkened steel that looked like it had been blown from the side of a container car. There was something about the strangelyContinue reading “Wyldblood 5 – NutriMom”
This weeks’s free fiction is Pilgrims, by award-winning author Marge Simon. Because strange things happen in the Everglades… Opening lines here: Before our people’s sun went nova, our parents jettisoned us into the stars. In effect, we were once larva on a stick of super fuel. Eventually we were borne to a new home onContinue reading “Wyld Flash 63 – Pilgrims”
Today’s fabulous flash fiction is Claire McNerny’s Slowing Down. It’s not all about the speed – or is it? Here’s the opening: Any other day of the year, the sun would already be gone, but today it streams through the pines in pale ribbons. The girl beneath it stops walking at the slightest sound ofContinue reading “Wyld Flash 62 – Slowing Down”
New flash fiction on the website today – City of Lights by MM Schreier. Thought provoking science fiction. Here’s the first few paragraphs. Click the link for the rest. Rose folded her hands on her lap, the skin spotted and papery thin. Her knuckles were swollen and fingers stiff. I won’t miss all these achesContinue reading “Wyld FLASH 61 – City of Lights”
We’ve just launched Wyldblood Magazine #5 on Amazon and on the website, available in print and in all electronic formats. What’s in it? Stories, lots of stories, about ghosts, dragons and cunningly evil computers. Here’s the run-down: Nine outstanding new science fiction and fantasy stories: A Stranger, Passing Through, by Holly Barratt. A woman, strandedContinue reading “Wyldblood Magazine Issue 5 is out now!”
Twisty turny head spinning science fiction in this week’s Wyld Flash – Head Game, by award-winning author Trey Dowell – free fiction, live now on the website.
A blood moon, terrifying creatures, tattoo covered bites, scared people, estranged families – all tightly packed in an emotionally charged 1,000 words by Chrissie Rohrman. The Long Way Home is fantastic and free in this week’s Wyld Flash, live now on the website http://www.wydblood.com
We’ve gone all wistful and gentle with our 58th flash fiction story. Sariya Grants a Wish by Lebanese Palestinian writer J.D. Harlock is a nice uplifting Friday tale, because stories aren’t all about darkness and demons. Free and live now on the website
if you were thinking of sending us a story, now’s the time to do it before we close our submission doors for a few months. We take stories up to 7,000 words and we pay (£0.01 per word, which translates to around 1.4 cents US). We need these stories for Wyldblood Magazine and for ourContinue reading “Last day for submissions”
This week’s free flash fiction is a gently uplifting story about the resilience of nature, no matter what we throw at it. Willow, by G. Ekman, on the website now.
Among the Monsters by Maura Yzmore is today’s new flash fiction, live now on our website. It’s all a matter of perspective…
Luck has nothing to do with it, not really. New science fiction by Sam Winner – Friday the 13th is live on the website now.
Cats are fluffy and cute. Yeah, right. Alyson Tait’s A Little Monster will sort out that little misunderstanding. Warning: claws may be involved. Live now on the website.
We have reopened for short story and flash fiction submissions for the whole of August – head to our submissions page for full details. Wer’e looking for science fiction and fantasy up to 7,000 words for our bi-monthly Wyldblood Magazine and our website – and we pay £0.01 per word (approx $0.014). Check out whatContinue reading “send short stories!”
We start our second year of Wyld Flash stories by going back to our roots with an unsettling tale of village life, when the sun sets and the blood-red moon rises in the chill winter sky. Curfew, by Bran Maycock is live on the website now.
We’ve just sent out our July newsletter, full of sneak peeks at some of the Wyldblood #4 stories, some excellent flash fiction and a reminder that we’re open for submissions again from August 1st. Find the newsletter here and sign up to get them every month here.
We round out a full year of Wyld Flash with The Wager by Lynne Lumsden Green – about a steampunk steam train in the steamy old west, packed with mythical creatures and impossible odds. Wev’e published a new story every week for a year now – and we’ve got some great ones lined up forContinue reading “Wyld Flash 52 – The Wager”