BURNING MEMORIES JEANETTE STAMPONE THE HATE AND COAT AWARD I’m in a hypnotist’s office. How weird is that? The adults must be so desperate to fix me. I pull my jacket around my body and sink into the couch, waiting […]
The Camera Never Lies Jeanette Stampone The Fake News Real Fiction Award I perched on the edge of the hotel bed, gripping the newspaper. The edges of the pages crumpled between my fingers as I absorbed the image plastered across the […]
A story about the author behind the story.
Hunted: Part IV Jeanette Stampone For Wolves IV Award The room spins and the sharp voices of my uncle and father merge into one, becoming nothing more than a deafening drone filling my head. A distant scream reverberates through the house. […]
Hidden in plain sight, they aren’t hiding anymore. Hunted: Part 3 Jeanette Stampone For Wolves Part III Award “Who is out there?” I ask, clutching my brother. His arms curl around my back and his bony fingers press into my spine. […]
Against his will, Toby must aide his father in the capture of his brother. Hunted: Part 2 Jeanette Stampone FOR WOLVES II AWARD Bursting through the front door, tears blur my vision as I rush to find my mother. Finally reaching […]
Hunted: Part 1 Jeanette Stampone For Wolves 1 Award Dad flings open the cupboard door and grabs the gun, dropping two bullets into the barrel. “Come on Toby,” he says. “Let’s go hunting.” I am curled up beside the fire with […]
The Not-So-Imaginary Friend Jeanette Stampone The Poke The Mango Award “You can’t catch me!” Rosie says, bolting into the office and glancing back to the nothingness behind her. I sit in the armchair opposite Dr Henderson and we watch in […]
Time to Go Jeanette Stampone The Separation Anxiety Award I find you settled in your favourite spot, silently gazing out of the window to the streets below; the hum of traffic increasing as the morning rush hour reaches its peak. Your […]
Emeralds in the Valley Jeanette Stampone The Grande, Vast & Brief Award “In the great valley of Grande Vaste, something small is about to happen,” Tarja announced. “Small?” Sydon’s eyes narrowed. “You promised something magnificent.” “Yes,” croaked Tarja’s frail voice, […]
Yet another date with a gorgeous woman. Yawn. Perfect Strangers: Part 2 By Jeanette Stampone For the Duets and Duvets Award Part 2 Read Perfect Strangers : Part 1 Another night and yet another date. In the corner of the […]
Sex and lyrics perfect in fidelity. Perfect Strangers: Part 1 Jeanette Stampone Duets and Duvets Award Part 1 Italics indicate song reference of ‘Perfect Strangers’ by INXS. The clichéd tall, dark, handsome man entered the bar. Ruffled black hair and […]
He’s got hungry eyes. Who’s Afraid? By Jeanette Stampone The Scene of the Unseen Obscene Award I bolted out of the door howling in pain; my tail raw and stinging from the scalding water. Grunts and snorts echoed behind […]
Siblings flee their captor.
On 22nd November 1997, the world lost a rock icon. Michael Hutchence was a natural showman who exuded confidence and charm. He seemed untouchable. The Devil Inside Jeanette Stampone The Waiting For Starman Award The morning sun filtered through […]
How deep does the ruse go?