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May 21, 2008

Special Feature: Wishbone

Filed under: Special Features — Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , — Writers' Market Group Red Bubble @ 7:23 pm

Welcome to the Writers’ Market Group feature.

Today’s feature is slightly different. Since the dawning of Red Bubble, we have seen writers either come and go or stay on and shine before our very eyes. One of the writers who has been around from the beginning and doing very well for herself is Kate Smith (also known as Empress).

Not only was her short story entry in the Unleashed07 competition a winner, she since has had a few stories published as eBooks or in online ezines with various independent publishers.

Her stories can be found at Mobipocket, Fictionwise and with publisher Mystic Moon Press. You can also listen to her story “Bad Hair Nights” via Parade of Phantoms or if you wish to read the story, purchase a copy at MMP.

One of her first and successful stories with Mystic Moon Press is Wishbone. A mystery/crime/fantasy wonder mix.

“I love blending flashing dialogue between two characters with an ensemble cast, even if most of them are off stage for most of the action. It’s my way of building a world and inviting the reader in…” says Kate.

The story’s blurb below:

Ariel Thorne does not believe in coincidence.

She doesn’t believe in curses either.

But the increasingly odd and dangerous events around Wishbone Street have her believing one thing absolutely:

Something’s going to snap.

Wishbone has since called out a related story titled Zap – Pandora’s Edge.

“Zap for example takes place during the first half of Wishbone; one of my first published stories The Dominant Rose links to the last chapter,” Kate explains.

I highly recommend reading both. If Wishbone and Zap leaves you hanging for more, never fear as Kate hints there is another part in the works. “There’s the unfinished novel that started it all currently titled Welcome Home. I’ve taken it out of the file for the first time in years. It has good bones.”

Looking forward to seeing this instalment.

Kate is a work-horse when it comes to writing that I sometimes wonder if she has time for anything else. At Red Bubble, she co-hosts the Short Stories – Spherical Scriptings group with Damian (who has been featured here previously) and has been involved in collaborations with other artists. One of the collaborations has opened the way to her new blog site The Sirens Gate.

As you can see, Kate truly is a motivation for writers.

May 13, 2008

Special Feature: Shades of Gray #1

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Welcome to the Writers’ Market Group daily feature.

Today we feature a serial story titled Shades of Gray # 1 by Gayla Drummond.

A story of raw intensity, passion and gripping hooks that make you want to go to part 2.

Here are some of the comments the story received:

Great stuff Gayla, really well written, and so engaging.

well i’m hooked!…..off to the next bit!
really felt my heart go when she thought he’d cheated!

I’m enjoying reading your work; it is articulate, well polished, and flows nicely. I especially like the mood, the hint of suspense. Marvelous work!!

Below is a snippet of the story.

Shades of Gray #1

“Gray, I can’t just,” I begin protesting, but a finger touches my lips to silence me. His dark brown eyes gaze intently into mine.

Click the link to read the full story.

Gayla has had a few titles published which are equally riveting. Her recent work up for grabs is Feral Intensity; the first of a three part contemporary fantasy. She also has had works published in “ArtWanted.com’s Creative Minds”. Aside from writing, she is a CG Artist with six years experience. Her cover art has been used for works such as Flash Swords Fantasy Magazine.

At Red Bubble, she co-hosts the “A Novel Idea” writing group.

Gayla Drummond's Art Portfolio

A sample of the savoury art work you can view and purchase at Gayla’s portfolio

May 2, 2008

Special Feature: Match Met

Filed under: Special Features — Tags: , , , , , , , , , , — Writers' Market Group Red Bubble @ 9:58 am

Welcome to the Writers’ Market Group feature.

Today we feature a story titled Match Met which is part of a serial written by Jcmontgomery. It’s an enticing read full of power plays, tension and those heart pounding moments that make you want to quickly turn to the next page. She has the gift of hooking your attention with the first three lines and keeping it right to the end.

Here are some of the comments the story received:

omg….this is soooo good…..i don’t want it to end like that!!! pretty please?!

Brilliant piece, I really think you have something great happening here jc…it picks off beautifull from where you left off, its got suspense, excitement, gives you the story and then leaves you with little bits and pieces of infomation you want resolved. I also think you are bring each piece of the whole its own climax, kind of like a sci-fi/fantasy/horror serial or novel with chapters…I could go on…
you’ve started something here jc LOL!

Oh wow! I can only add to what is said before. This is just great! 🙂

Below is a snippet of the story.

Match Met

Gaelan? I’m sensing a…..no….NO! Gaelan, get out. Get out now!

Before Gaelan could answer the room went dark. Jumping from his chair he raced around to where Devlin had been just moments before. Reaching out to grab him by the collar, Gaelan instead felt his hands go numb. It was only because of his quick reflexes that he was able to prevent them from shattering into irreparable shards.

Click the link to read the full story.

Jcmontgomery is a native San Franciscan currently residing as a Northern Nevadan. Firmly believing that fulfillment doesn’t come with a dollar sign, she hopes to one day find that perfect match between her talents and someone willing to support her addiction to skinny vanilla lattes.

You can also find her reading and reviewing books as The Biblio Brat and posting to her online journal Loose Leafs from a Commonplace.

She also co-hosts the A Novel Idea group at Red Bubble.

March 31, 2008

Issue No.4

Inside this Issue…



Regal Clock (Unstable) Image copyright © Abyssalsoul

This bumper of an issue features stories from writers who have entries in the “Get eBook Published” competition, although most of the stories featured are not the ones submitted as entries.

I’ve also hand picked poetry based on what is mystic and moon to coincided with the ebook publisher who will pick the winning entry for the competition and ensure the story is electronically published.

Good luck to all the story contestants!




Stories Poetry
Remembering Della – Chapter One by Crzadkiewicz Shadows Of Mercy by S.I. Sheehan
The Buenos Aries Boys by Lawford Dark Cities by Acheron Samael
The night before Christmas by Danny Passing Sutra by Seraph
Social Sniping (Story) by Damian Eternally Continued… by Naylor
The Tale of Willie Patton by The Artist Unknown
Writing Again for the First Time by G-Man Merrick Justice
Stolen by Sastro
Diamond moments by GeoGecko
The Score by Dave Legere
Ricochet by Summayyah Sadiq-Ojibara
Colin by MickyMc
The Seal of the Celestial Engine (Fragments of the Shattered Mirror) by AbyssalSoul
Writers’ Insider Life Moments

Collaboration between Lianne & Linaji

Post by Linaji

LAUGHTER Post by Papadad
Greenbeard Zine Post by Greenbeards Elephantine Error Message Post by Kathibook
Werewolf Forumla Post by Gayla Drummond Befuddled, Bamboozled and Betrayed Post by Lianne
What’d I Miss?
New RB Writing Group – A Novel Idea Competition & Interviews – Short Stories Group
Challenges – Flash Fiction Group GAIA Living Planet
Get eBook Published Competition Competitions – Twisted Tales
Specialised RB Groups – Blue Room & Graphic Scratch


March 2, 2008

Issue No.1

Filed under: Monthly Issues — Tags: , , , , , , , , , , — vbpurcell @ 4:10 am

Inside this Issue…

Image copyright © Danny

This issue features Fantasy from WMG Red Bubble group members. From living a dream of being part of a band, to seeing fairies, dwelling amongst vampires or fighting along side King Arthur and medieval times.

I’ve hand picked a great selection of works to whet any reader’s appetite. So open the page and delve into fantasy.


Stories Poetry
I Was In A Band Once by Danny Climb the Mountains by Paul Alleyne
Delusional by Damian Moonlit Graveyard by Sabbath
Gawain by Svalbard Fairy Nature by Anaisanais
Phyegyas. A Boatman’s Tale by Russell Holder The Sound of Heaven by Melissa Vowell
Felamandra # 1 by Jaide Cameron Fear of L and V by Mobius
No Returns Policy by Empress Golden Lion by Anjula
Rising Moon: Excerpt 3 by Gayla Drummond Reality or Dream by Lovelola
Writers’ Insider Life Moments
Writers Cramp 2 by MickyMc Chicken Head Sandwiches by Marlo Taylor
The Difficult Second Novel by DBA Lehane The grave with no headstone by Roymcdine
I am an author/writer by de – fault… by Tommyjo Already this morning I face some difficulties by Chrgubbels
Writing and Proving It by Gregory John O’Flaherty Artists Collaborations by Paul Alleyne
I know who I’m going to be! By Gayla Drummond She by Mooka7

Story Development

Meditation, My Brain Rehabilatation, Yoga and Photography by Deeprblue
Planet Etruscan by The Tales of Little Sinful My Father’s Beer Belly Is as Fathomless as a Black Hole by Digby
CSK Map of the Realm of Leinard by KSeriphyn Cell of Solitude by Gary Grant
What’d I Miss?
Get eBook Published CLOSES MARCH 19th!! Don’t Pet the Griffins, Short Stories Group
Melbourne Writers’ Meet – March


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