I'm a good kid. That's what everyone says. And it's what everyone expects, too. "Deanna, be a good girl and..." "Mrs. Montgomery, what did you do to deserve such a darling little angel of a daughter?" "Mr. Montgomery, you should be proud of your daughters. They'll go far." Daughters. Plural. With an S. Did I mention I, Deanna Montgomery, have a sister? Her name's Lorraine and though we look identical on the outside, we couldn't be more different on the inside. We could be similar. We used to be. But sometimes, it's almost like she's actually trying to be my opposite on purpose. I guess she thinks I'm supposed to be the good one too.
A/N: In August, 2016, I wrote that I was working on this, along with a bunch of other stuff that never got done: 1) Unnamed Teenage Hacker Story – This is my working title for a probably YA story about a girl with extreme hacking skills. She’s a bit of an introvert, and spends most … Continue reading A bit from that “Unnamed Teenage Hacker Story”
I wrote this short story for school, based on the writings of Canadian humorist Stephen Leacock. Leacock wrote a hilarious piece outlining the essential cliches of 19th-20th century serialized detective fiction. It's available online under the name "The Great Detective." (An even funnier version of the discourse exists under the name "Frenzied Fiction," which I … Continue reading Death by Peanut Butter – a short story (finally!!!)
Ahoy, mateys! I'm taking part in another group-writing roleplay game thing on Young Writers Society. This time, my character is one of many unlikely passengers on a cruise ship, where we've been assembled to solve a mystery and everyone has a dark secret. The story is called All Hands on Deck - if you want … Continue reading All Hands on Deck!
Gee, that's one long title.... Well, anyway, I'm pleased to announce that the next part of Flora Dennis and the Island of Two Eyes is out now! Excerpt: Lord Daniel Valjean-Allerdyce was not only an Englishman, but, as his hyphenated name suggested, of French descent. When we were escorted to his quarters by the guest … Continue reading Flora Dennis and the Island of Two Eyes: Chapter Two
The first installment of Flora Dennis and the Island of Two Eyes is out now, at Poets Cove! Here's an excerpt (just be forewarned, my "voice" for this story is shamelessly wordy): Uncle Petrie's house was decorated with the spoils of his many travels: feline statuettes from Egypt, a gold mask from Genghis Khan's … Continue reading Flora Dennis and the Island of Two Eyes
In which Allison shares an excerpt from her upcoming project, 'Premonition'.
The other day, I decided to freewrite something. The end product is a short piece that I suppose could be a prologue to a much longer sci-fi fantasy story. I don't know how far I'd be able to take this one, since I'm not particularly good at fantasy stories. I'm calling this one "Premonition," about … Continue reading Story scrap: “Premonition”
I wrote this after seeing Doctor Who's "The Angels Take Manhattan", but before I saw "Asylum of the Daleks" or any of the stories centering around Amy's baby. Therefore, I did not know that *SPOILERS* Amy could not have kids anymore. But you never know, she could've seen a doctor in the 30s. 😉 Child … Continue reading “Child of Time”
This story was conceived about a year ago now, when I decided I wanted to write a Sherlock Holmes story with a new twist: making it about a girl -- but not just any gir. Nancy Springer had written the Enola Holmes series about Sherlock and Mycroft's little sister (born "by mistake" quite a few … Continue reading A Case of Hypnosis Chapter One