Altworld is all about changing your reality and we’ve only just begun

WondersIhaveseenOver the last three years here at Altworld we have battled shadowy creatures on the dark streets of Baltimore in the Tether Saga, rode the magic of Once Upon a Time in the Ninth Kingdom in The Wonder Tales, delved into grimness of Steampunk with Flight of the Phoenix, glimpsed moments of altered reality with Flash Fiction shorts,  jumped the madness of writers block with the unique mashup of comic book and narrative prose in Exposition, witnessed the horror of war with Sigmartyr and followed a brave Teddy Bear who defends his child from the Monsters under the Bed in A Teddy Bear Tale. It has been quite a ride into my imaginings and we’ve only just begun… Mount up my friends, here in 2013 I start changing your reality as I bring you even more wonders I have seen… You ready for this?

Onwards!

500 Word Flash Fiction – You can fly if you believe – extract from Dream a little Dream Notes

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     “Trust me you can do this…”

     “Are you sure?”

     Jill looked back at Kirin, his long silver hair fluttering in the breeze with an infectious grin all over his face as he swiped the hair away from his auburn eyes. He had to be kidding, right? No, he was as serious as ever. She took a breath and looked down, the cliff she stood upon was a sheer fall, the crashing of waves under her sounded miles away; vertigo swam through her head and she could feel her knees go weak. There was no way she could do this, could she?

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The Reason Why?

WhyWhy?
I hear that word a lot…
Why go on?
Why when you feel the world weighing on your shoulders…
Why?
Here are two big reasons why…
Why I dream…
Why I write…
Why I draw…
Why I love…
Why life is beautiful…
And why I will never give up…

500 Word Flash Fiction – The Odd Mirror

The Girl in the mirrorThere once lived a girl who had very rich parents and she had everything a girl could ever want. Her parents gave her anything she asked for from shiny toys, to jewelry, makeup and a real pony, she wanted for nothing and she knew it. One day while out with her Father, the girl chanced upon an odd looking shop painted brown with gold fluting and the words Mr. Nokes Ye Olde Antique Emporium were emblazoned upon the window. Through the store window she saw many curious objects including a large mirror edged with gold. The girl thought it was very pretty and wanted it for her room; of course the doting Father was unable to deny his Daughter anything and brought it immediately. Continue reading

500 Word Flash Fiction – The Final Lap

The Last CornerThis is the moment when everything is perfect; I feel every vibration, hum and screech like the entire car is embedded in me. In a way it is, I’m just the final component that brings all this finely engineered machinery together – the nut that holds the wheel. Continue reading