Category: Free Short Stories

Meta (a)musings

As someone with an active imagination, there is one question I‘m most often asked.

“Where do you get your ideas?“

This may seem like a simple enough question, but it‘s one that generally draws a blip whenever I‘m asked. The short answer is Everywhere. But this falls short, and I know it does.

This latest work of fiction is my way of expressing all this elusive stuff, my attempt to answer that question better.

K.C. HILL SHARES HER DARK TANGLE OF A MUSE IN THIS QUIRKY, AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL FANTASY STORY.

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The first time I encountered my Muse, I just totally freaked out and screamed my head off. I wasn’t even writing at the time, and also not painting. In fact, I was hardly ever doing anything at all in those days. It was more my habit to lay my head on my pillow, close my eyes, and let my imagination drift. Outwardly I suppose I must have seemed like a lazy kid, a slightly stupid daydreamer, but in my own mind at least, I was extremely busy.

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Disastrous Haunting

Mandy Bretzel has been managing rental properties in San Francisco for years, but a certain old house in the Castro district is costing her money.

The ghost of a serial killer isn‘t just haunting the place, he’s controlling it, terrorizing tenants. When Mandy discovers a Ghost Eater named Patrick Stewart, facing the fears she‘s been trying to deny become as impossible as ignoring the man‘s charm.

The two join forces to face those fears together, but the serial killer ghost has plans of his own.

A SAVVY BUSINESS WOMAN JOINS FORCES WITH AN UNLIKELY ALLY IN THIS GHOSTLY HALLOWEEN SHORT STORY.

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“Disastrous doesn’t even begin to cover it, Hodge.” Mandy Bretzel sighed and closed her eyes, lightly tapping her temples with two fingers at each side, trying to mimic the thing that the one stocky masseuse with a Klingon mustache did to ease all the stress and problems right out of her skull. Mandy really needed to call that woman; she was amazing.

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Romance of a Visionary and the Well-Off Officer

When Officer Dirk Mallem pulls over the exciting Dixie Cayce for driving like a bandit, he expects to hear the usual excuses. He soon discovers that the free spirit he’s wanting to ticket is far from anything he could have expected.

As Dixie divulges to the officer her peculiar case, Officer Mallem begins to suspect that his life is about to change forever.

A TOUGH COP FINDS LOVE IN THIS ROUGH-AROUND-THE-EDGES BUT LIGHT HEARTED SHORT STORY.

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“Well-Officer-it’s-like-this,” and then it would come, another lame excuse for breaking the law. That’s always how it was, absolutely and no doubt, every single time. Officer Dirk Mallem drove around the neighborhood lazily, casually resting his right wrist on the steering wheel, leaning his bent arm out the window to let it fry.

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