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Charlotte Platt

Charlotte Platt lurks in the woods beside a river and writes horror and speculative fiction.

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Based in the (very) far north of Scotland I write horror and speculative fiction at the top of the map. I enjoy reading a wide variety of work with a particular soft spot for William Gibson, Neil Gaiman and Pablo Neruda. I plan to be posting speculative or horror stories every fortnight, with occasional literary stories sprinkled in. My interests outside of writing are music, walking by the sea and river, dark comedy and pugs.

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Zom-bees

Published Dec 4, 2019 · 536 words (2 minutes) · 41 views

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A short story about rebuilding the world in surprising ways.

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Deans Court beekeeper

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You Can't Disappoint the Stars

Published Nov 27, 2019 · 613 words (3 minutes) · 49 views

Science Fiction Strange work soft

A sci-fi short originally featured on With Painted Words, You Can't Disappoint the Stars is a story of chasing comets and memories.

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The Invasion

Published Nov 20, 2019 · 856 words (4 minutes) · 46 views

Fantasy Science Fiction Strange Dragons myth

Some light morning fantasy with a mythological twist, The Invasion is a flash fiction about what to do when you get invaded.

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Wet mountain valley

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Fiction Series: Ongoing 13 Chapters

Off Kilter

Updated Nov 18, 2019 · 22,404 words (82 minutes) · 1 like · 135 views

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Off Kilter is a new fantasy serialization, based in the same universe as Sacrament, in which we follow Walter - a seer who is eternally tired - as he is told by the earth to protect Richard - a Thale boy with a knack for getting into trouble. This will be updating fortnightly and is free to my subscribers.

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Of Mirrors and Music

Published Nov 13, 2019 · 1,246 words (5 minutes) · 71 views

Classic Fantasy Horror Strange music haunting Roommates

A story of moving on and not moving on, and rubbish exes. Originally featured in Silk+Smoke vol 1, a brilliant Scottish zine I highly recommend you check out - https://silkandsmokemag.com/

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Glitter and Cold

Published Nov 6, 2019 · 587 words (3 minutes) · 62 views

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A little spooky short to round off Halloween season, this is a story about conversations while waiting for a lift.

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More than anything, this photograph was really the result of a series of little accidents. After abandoning a hike halfway through due to lack of sunlight, we subsequently began to make our way back home. As we drove through a long stretch of highway, I made the decision to nap in the back, but before that, for whatever reason, I peered out the window and into the heavens first. At that point, I began screaming like a madman telling everyone to look up. Amazed, we pulled into the next rest stop.

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Witch Way Home

Published Oct 30, 2019 · 2,012 words (8 minutes) · 71 views

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A Halloween horror story because you can't think I'm not going to post one of these in October! This story was an honourable mention in the Tales From the Moonlit Path Halloween Challenge.

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Strange Friends

Updated Oct 23, 2019 · 3,856 words (15 minutes) · 175 views

Fantasy Horror Humor Strange Murder disability abuse

A selection of linked shorts about supernatural beings in a city and their interactions with the humans around them. These stories are stand alone but listed in intended reading order for a larger work. Currently complete but that may change in the future.

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Offering

Published Oct 16, 2019 · 1,382 words (6 minutes) · 86 views

Horror Humor Strange body horror spooky bad dates

A date goes very wrong, until the dashing intervention of a terrifying shadow creature. This is another horror short, which is available in the anthology Trembling With Fear vol 2.

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Misty forest trail

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Swimming Lessons

Published Oct 9, 2019 · 2,020 words (8 minutes) · 81 views

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Lenny Graham has come back to Heartbreak Hotel (now The Deluxe) for his last intended trip. A chance conversation over tea and grief brings him new friends and surprising revelations.

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Teatime