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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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Chasing Tail

Published Jan 15, 2020 · 3,556 words (13 minutes) · 47 views

Fantasy Humor Romance bad science Merpeople Strange speculative weird ace

A story about love, science and merpeople. And a bunch of interns.

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Travel Safe

Published Dec 31, 2019 · 424 words (2 minutes) · 1 like · 66 views

Fantasy flash short weird Travel spooky

A little weird short to round the year off with teeth and protection. It's always nice to have bitey friends.

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I was going on my own through forest of Puszcza Knyszynska (Poland) and the forest I walked many times earlier, didn’t resemble the one I used to know. It was covered in heavy fog and covered with snow. I was so deeply involved in admiring and catching the right frames, that I suddenly realized, I don’t know, where I am. This is the magic of forest. :)

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The Warm Cupboard

Published Dec 24, 2019 · 995 words (4 minutes) · 1 like · 86 views

Classic Humor cats christmas ghost soft warm

Some sickening Christmas sweetness with a spooky tint because what else do you expect on my page? This is a very soft Christmas ghost story.

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One of my favorite pastimes is taking photos of my cat…

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Holiday Hell

Published Dec 23, 2019 · 475 words (2 minutes) · 1 like · 1 view

Fantasy Humor demons hell festive fire fun

A little festive short about demons and Christmas weather. Happy holidays to my subscribers, thank you so much for your support.

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Love Bite

Published Dec 18, 2019 · 968 words (4 minutes) · 1 like · 73 views

Fantasy Horror Humor spooky festive friends Love Strange christmas Murder

Two friends lament their love lives in the beautiful city of Paris. Well, Montmartre cemetery to be precise.

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Christmas lights and lamps

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Shiny

Published Dec 11, 2019 · 692 words (3 minutes) · 1 like · 78 views

Fantasy Satire magic charity antho mean

Originally featured in Trickster's Treat vol 3 (Amazon link below, help a charity out!) Shiny was my entry for the Envy section. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tricksters-Treats-Seven-Deadly-Sins-ebook/dp/B07XX9SHYS

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Glitter and Gold

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Off Kilter

Updated Dec 9, 2019 · 23,871 words (87 minutes) · 1 like · 154 views

Fantasy magic swearing Elemental magic fishpeople

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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Zom-bees

Published Dec 4, 2019 · 536 words (2 minutes) · 81 views

Fantasy Science Fiction apoca-cute Strange zombies apocalypse bees cute

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) · 85 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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Sublime purple night sky

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The Invasion

Published Nov 20, 2019 · 856 words (4 minutes) · 76 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