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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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Neither Fishing nor Mending Nets chapter 12

Published May 22, 2019 · 1,906 words (7 minutes) · 1 like · 36 views

Humor Literary Fiction Alcoholism disabled lead character lgbt

We discover what happened to Raymond, and Alice has to face an unexpected visitor. This is chapter twelve 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

My wife and i were walking the docks of Petersburg, Alaska, an active fishing port, when I noticed these bright yellow floats. I love the way their rounded shape and bright color contrast with the net, which is black and angular.

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Clipboard

Published May 15, 2019 · 2,035 words (8 minutes) · 1 like · 105 views

Fantasy Humor Afterlife death admin yes admin if you look real hard Greek myth

A trip into the paperwork of death, and what we choose to do when faced with our own options.

Trendy Restaurant Table

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Neither Fishing nor Mending Nets chapter 11

Published May 8, 2019 · 1,769 words (7 minutes) · 40 views

Literary Fiction disabled lead character lgbt Alice has a bad day

Alice goes to see her dad and that goes about as well as expected. Today is not her day. This is chapter eleven 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

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Crow's Flight

Published May 1, 2019 · 1,229 words (5 minutes) · 49 views

Horror speculative Gothic Murder death crow stabbing

A man sacrifices a woman to his god only for there to be a snag. Shame, that. This is another self indulgent Gothic story of mine, short and punchy and based in the same building as Black Building Session.

I got up really early this morning in June to get some nice shots of the sun rising over the meadows of the river Regnitz in Erlangen, Germany. When I was just leaving I saw this crow sitting on a low branch of a nearby bush and was lucky that I had the tele lens with me. Just a bird enjoying the early sun in the morning. A reminder for us all to relax and don’t rush too much.

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Neither Fishing nor Mending Nets chapter 10

Published Apr 24, 2019 · 1,935 words (8 minutes) · 53 views

Humor Literary Fiction disabled lead character tw: d slur not used as a slur Alice is sick of this all Scottish writing

The aftermath of the meeting, and a chat on the beach. Warning for the use of language that could be considered a slur for lesbians - this is used in own voice terms but I'm aware this word is regarded differently in different areas. This is chapter ten 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.

engure

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Stain on Love

Published Apr 17, 2019 · 1,834 words (7 minutes) · 67 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

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Neither Fishing nor Mending Nets chapter 9

Published Apr 10, 2019 · 2,600 words (10 minutes) · 65 views

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

The day of the multi-agency meeting occurs. This is chapter nine 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

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The Bone Pit

Published Apr 3, 2019 · 887 words (4 minutes) · 65 views

Horror death bones

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

Animal Skull

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Neither Fishing nor Mending Nets chapter 8

Published Mar 27, 2019 · 1,096 words (4 minutes) · 71 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.

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Pickpocket

Published Mar 20, 2019 · 3,923 words (15 minutes) · 72 views

Fantasy urban fantasy mermaids Paris

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

Parisian bridge