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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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Stain on Love

Apr 17, 2019 · 1,834 words (7 minutes) · 39 views

Mystery Romance swearing Glasgow crime lots of crime lots of swearing

A silly short story of one gangster and the woman he loves. I am not a frequent crime writer but I love getting into it when I have an idea that works, and this short came out of the ideas of relationships and permissible bad behaviour. It's very much a crime story but there's no option for that so we have mystery and romance because those are technically present.

Painted red
Neither Fishing nor Mending Nets chapter 9

Apr 10, 2019 · 2,600 words (10 minutes) · 40 views

Literary Fiction disabled lead character tw: homophobia TW: suicide discussion angst

The day of the multi-agency meeting occurs. This is chapter eight of a larger work, which deals with a disabled young woman in a rural community and the people she comes to know once she leaves home. This will update fortnightly

Waiting a fisherman to catch lobsters and crab
The Bone Pit

Apr 3, 2019 · 887 words (4 minutes) · 39 views

Horror death bones

A dark little short about some unfortunate archeologists on an island.

Neither Fishing nor Mending Nets chapter 8

Mar 27, 2019 · 1,096 words (4 minutes) · 49 views

Humor Literary Fiction disabled lead character Scotland TW: anxiety

The inevitable arrives. This is chapter eight of a larger work, which deals with a disabled young woman in a rural community and the people she comes to know once she leaves home. This will update fortnightly.

Pickpocket

Mar 20, 2019 · 3,923 words (15 minutes) · 49 views

Fantasy urban fantasy mermaids Paris

A young man selling trinkets in the Paris summer makes an unusual discovery.

Parisian bridge
Neither Fishing nor Mending Nets chapter 7

Mar 6, 2019 · 1,454 words (6 minutes) · 66 views

Humor Literary Fiction Alcoholism disabled lead character banter

In which trouble is waiting in the drivers seat for Alice. This is chapter seven of a larger work, which deals with a disabled young woman in a rural community and the people she comes to know once she leaves home. This will update fortnightly.

Consequences

Feb 27, 2019 · 2,934 words (11 minutes) · 67 views

Fantasy Horror urban fantasy djinn violence

A tale of a grandmother petitioning a djinn for justice after an attack on her grandchild. This story was shortlisted for the Write to End Violence Against Women Award 2017.

Created for those who need a little extra color in their backgrounds. Enjoy.
Neither Fishing nor Mending Nets chapter 6

Feb 20, 2019 · 2,062 words (8 minutes) · 47 views

Humor Literary Fiction

Time to hit the gym! This is chapter six of a larger work, which deals with a disabled young woman in a rural community and the people she comes to know once she leaves home. This will update fortnightly.

Black Building Session

Feb 13, 2019 · 9,667 words (36 minutes) · 95 views

Horror Strange

Five teenagers go to a disused military building to deal with a magical problem. One leaves. Find out why in Black Building Session, previously featured in Twilight Madhouse vol 3.

Neither Fishing nor Mending Nets chapter 5

Feb 6, 2019 · 1,330 words (5 minutes) · 89 views

Humor Literary Fiction

Another meeting at the beach! This is chapter five of a larger work, which deals with a disabled young woman in a rural community and the people she comes to know once she leaves home. This will update fortnightly.