New free fiction – Bite Back

“The day after the storm there were wings in the sugar bowl. Papery, pale brown, sticking to my fingers with a mix of saccharine stubbornness and electrostatic cling..”. Today’s free flash fiction is Bite Back, by Marissa James. This is the first of the stories we’ll be publishing from our recent one day snap submissionsContinue reading “New free fiction – Bite Back”

Stormy Stories – one day submissions call

We’re obsessing about the weather today (no change there then). And because we know plenty of you have good storm related stories to tell, we’d like to hear them. Fiction, up to 5,000 words (though we’d prefer flash-length stories). Happy to take reprints for this submissions call. Loose theme ‘After the Storm’ – submit toContinue reading “Stormy Stories – one day submissions call”

After the Storm – one day submissions call

Got a bit windy here yesterday, which fed the British obsession with the weather nicely. Compared to weather events around the world it was just a light breeze but it got us thinking. Storms and stories go together – so why not tell some? You’ve got 24 hours to send us some storm related shenanigans.Continue reading “After the Storm – one day submissions call”

Today’s flash fiction – When Time Runs Out

We’ve got see-in-the-future spookiness today as our free flash fiction offering – When Time Runs Out by Katie Jordan. Check it out here. For longer reads we’ve got Wyldblood Magazine #7, full of spaceships and monsters and our Runs Like Clockwork anthology, packed with airships and steam driven contraptions.

New flash fiction – Fragmented by Eric Fomley

We’ve got a new free story on the website today – Fragmented, by Eric Fomley is a makes-you-think science fiction story about those last sweet moments – and what comes after. Also with mountains. Read it here. Andif you’re hungry for more we have a new Steampunk anthology out this week – Runs Like ClockworkContinue reading “New flash fiction – Fragmented by Eric Fomley”

Runs like Clockwork – out now!

Our steampunk anthology, Runs like Clockwork, is out now! Thirteen sepia-tinged tales laced with adventure and the spirit of a Victoriana that never was, with mechanical men, supernatural stirrings and spacesuit surprises. The Reality Engine! The Kraken Heist! Mech-Mage! We even have airships, and there may be pirates… Click the buttons to buy from usContinue reading “Runs like Clockwork – out now!”

free fiction – Ghost Wolf, by Tara Campbell

This week’s free fiction is Tara Campbell’s Ghost Wolf. It’s one of our longer flash stories and like all the best, it makes you think with twists and turns and hidden depths. Read it here. The opening: When the wolf ambles down the hallway the first thing you think is how pale it is, almostContinue reading “free fiction – Ghost Wolf, by Tara Campbell”

Free fiction – Craving for Another Summer

Wev’e posted another free flash fiction story on the website today – Craving for Another Summer by Emmie Christie is a bittersweet fantasy story abouut letting go – and trying not to. Here’s the opening: The lemon of the kiss loitered on Seena’s lips so long that she thought of dangerous things. Maybe she couldContinue reading “Free fiction – Craving for Another Summer”

New Free Fiction – Custom Welding

We’ve got new flash fiction on the website today – Custom Welding, by Maura Yzmore. It’s a tale of artistry and horror – isn’t it funny those two often go together? Prepare to shiver… Here’s a snippet: “I need a true artist’s touch.” He looked me right in the eye. His irises were black, likeContinue reading “New Free Fiction – Custom Welding”

Free fiction: The Trouble with Goblins

Today’s free flash fiction is the Trouble with Goblins, by Robert Stahl. Some, er, ‘adult’ references in this one, so be warned. Here’s how it opens: “What should we do with the body?” the goblin Sulphur said, releasing her hold on the victim’s neck. She was panting with excitement from the kill, her scaly chestContinue reading “Free fiction: The Trouble with Goblins”

Free flash fiction: New Year’s Dawn

New Year’s Dawn from Ash Jones is our free flash fiction this week – on the website now: It’s our last Wyld Flash of the year and hopefully takes us into a year we can actually look forward to. Today is also our last day for submissions for a while, so if inspiration struckContinue reading “Free flash fiction: New Year’s Dawn”

Christmas Flash Fiction – Beginnings

We’ve gone all festive this week with Beginnings, by Liam Hogan – a short tale to warm your Christmas heart. We’re also reprinting Looking Back, by Jane Saunders, so you get two festive fantasies for the price of one (which is free, by the way). Click the links or visit the website. Merry Christmas!

New Flash Fiction – Carbon Dating

It’s tough out there, when you’ve got no place in the brave new world. Carbon Dating by Emma Levin is our latest free flash fiction, live now on the website. Here’s the opening… Marguerite tells me that there’s nothing to fear except fear itself. She tells me this while licking garlic butter off the backContinue reading “New Flash Fiction – Carbon Dating”

New flash fiction – The Season of my Becoming

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”

The latest Wyldblood Magazine is out today!

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 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!”

New Flash Fiction – The Rep

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”

Wyld Flash 68 – That Was Unexpected

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”

Call of the Wyld – now in hardback!

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!”

Wyld Flash 66 – Joey Salami’s Halloween

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”

Wyld Flash 65 – Captain, Please Respond

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”

Wyld Flash 64 – Final Exam, Demonology

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”

Steampunk anthology update

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”

Wyldblood 5 – NutriMom

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”

Wyld Flash 63 – Pilgrims

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”