My New Test Subject

Nicole J Simms/ November 23, 2017/ Published/ 0 comments

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‘My New Test Subject’ is a science fiction horror flash fiction story. This story was written for Oldbury Writing Group’s creative writing newspaper. We (Oldbury Writing Group) were asked to contribute to the Made in Oldbury project and write a poem or short story inspired by one of the Sandwell Archive’s photos. My photo was a man who looked like

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From Sunrise to Sunset

Nicole J Simms/ April 27, 2017/ Published/ 0 comments

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From Sunrise to Sunset is a World War Two anthology of short stories and poems written by the Oldbury Writing Group. This anthology focuses on the people rather than the war as a whole. We hear stories of individuals around the world who fought to survive when all hope seemed lost. And even though fictitious, every story and poem have

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The Cinema Experience

Nicole J Simms/ January 17, 2017/ Published/ 0 comments

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‘The Cinema Experience’ is a 100-word story (drabble). This story was originally written for SpeckLit but was sadly rejected. However, my story finally found a home on the Horror Tree’s ‘Trembling with Fear’. ‘Trembling with Fear’ is a new feature on the Horror Tree website where a short story and four drabbles are published on the website every Sunday. One

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My Sweet Gift to You

Nicole J Simms/ January 9, 2017/ Published/ 0 comments

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‘My Sweet Gift to You’ is a 100-word story (drabble). This story was originally written for the 2016 Reader’s Digest 100-word competition. Sadly, I wasn’t shortlisted, but I did manage to find a home for it on the FridayFlashFiction.com website. For this story, I wanted to try writing in second person present tense. It was a challenge at first –

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