Category Archives: Short Story

Blake Writes a Story #9

Archival Access (fantasy, horror) Free download for your ebook reader (right-click and Save As):   PDF   TXT So ends this year’s short story crop. Sadly, I have not a market to my name, save my own, of my own. I can’t say I’m not disappointed in my lack of progress, but the interest shown […]

Blake Writes A Story #8

A Crack Runs Through Me (horror) Free download for your eBook reader (right-click and Save As):   PDF   TXT If you want to talk about the dangers of falling in love with your own work, here’s a fine example. I’ve given “A Crack Runs Through Me” more chances at being published than any other […]

Blake Writes A Story #7

We, Trumpeted (fantasy, historical fantasy, experimental) Free download for your ebook reader (right-click and Save As):   PDF   TXT   Remember when I used to post bi-weekly short stories? Yeah, so do I. Here’s what’s been going on with me lately: 1) I started working on a new novel-sized project that demands a lot of research and self-education. That […]

Blake Writes A Story #6

“That House” (horror, experimental) Free download for your ebook reader (right-click and Save As):   PDF   TXT   Testicles! After two or three months, I only just realized that all the links for my files are messed up… Sorry about that, folks! I’ll pop back around and fix all those tonight when I get home from work […]

Blake Writes A Story #5

Usurpers of the Jungle Throne (horror) Free download for your ebook reader (right-click and Save As):   PDF   TXT Not a lot to say about this one. A good example of a story that I may have been too reticent about restructuring while in the initial stages and, as a result, I went through […]

Blake Writes A Story #4

Static (horror, gothic) Free download for your ebook reader (right-click and Save As):   PDF   TXT I wrote this while high on Thoreau’s Walden. Some of the ideas that Thoreau posited had such deep implications for everyday suburban life that I wanted to write a quick doodle of a story that, when I was […]

Blake Writes A Story #3

As A Fledgling Descends – Part 2 (horror, sci-fi, drama) Free download for your ebook reader (Right-Click and Save As):   PDF   TXT   And now, the other shoe drops as Anfeald’s tale approaches its close. Fledgling was a LONG process of editing, and by all rights, it could have been a lot shorter. Like […]

Blake Writes a Story #2

As A Fledgling Descends – Part 1 (horror, sci-fi, drama) Free download for your ebook reader (Right-Click and Save As):   PDF   TXT   Originally, I had written “Fledgling” for a series of philosophical horror stories, the premise of which being that, if free will is an illusion, how horrific would it be to actually have free will? How […]

Blake Writes a Story #1

January Roses (fantasy, horror) Free download for your ebook reader (Right-Click and Save As):   PDF   TXT SPOILERY INTRODUCTION (which is more of a disclaimer, really): I’m not going to split hairs with you; this story is going to be rough. I think I started writing January Roses back in 2011 with the objective of creating a feminist […]

As A Fledgling Descends – Part 2 (horror, sci-fi, drama)

As A Fledgling Descends – Part II by Blake Vaughn   There could be no question that it was him: The bloody-freckled cheek spatters, the hard, sharp eyes, and the small, waxy nose were all Tommy’s, but there was something else very, very wrong with him and the longer that Anfeald stared the more it […]