In the case of The Paintings it came from a line in a hastily written response to an email. Halfway through the sentence the ubiquitous light bulb lit above my head and my fingers stilled. I'd just written an idea for what I thought at the time would be a 4,000 word short story.
It turned out to be a 17,500 word short novella in the supernatural mystery genre, and at that length it can stand well on its own two feet. So it is.
Here's the blurb:
It was supposed to be an afternoon's appointment to assess paintings.
The client was supposed to be their owner.
The paintings were supposed to be signed.
So why was police tape hanging from the apartment's door?
...The whole subtle sense of something sinister is very well done...
It is currently on Pre-Order for Kindle at all Amazon stores, with ePub formats available at
and live at Smashwords on Launch Day of 22nd March.