Today, my spooky story ‘Take my place’ is published by On the High literary journal.
This was inspired by a clear picture that came to me of a black and red lighthouse with a mind of its own.
I’m very interested in circuses and carnivals, and I wanted to explore the colours, sounds and smells of this idea combined with the immediacy of the 2nd person. I’m very fond of the 2nd person, and I find it lends itself very well to short stories, in addition to creating a sense of menace.
‘Take my place’ is a piece of flash fiction, measuring at only around 250 words. It is written in the form of a letter, which also gave me a chance to write in the epistolary form; something I rarely do.
I am intending to expand this flash into something longer, possibly a short story, possibly even more… I’ll just have to see where my imagination takes me…
You can read it here: https://www.canva.com/design/DAFbVc9A360/gnmiU754wArv0VB3i1NNcw/view