Alongside publishing novels, Holly Guy also spends time challenging herself through writing short stories up to 3,000 words. These dramatic and engaging stories present a small but mighty insight into her writing skills.
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One of us is right, one of us will die.
This fantastic story was written under the prompt "write a story about a couple with fundamentally different beliefs" on Reedsy.
A distressed army veteran awakes to find his drunken wife stumbling around after they had just had an argument. He can't figure out why this time she seems so different , until there is a knock at the door...
Help, i've broken Time.
The prompt is "Write a story about a character with a hot and cold personality" on Reedsy.
A disturbed man wakes up and finds a mutilated body in his house. He tries to piece his fragmented memory together to figure out how the woman died, but due to his poor grip on reality and time, he struggles.
Dolly and her daydreams
Under the prompt "Write about a character who loves cloud gazing"
The story follows a student called Dolly who is always daydreaming, and seen as strange by her classmates. One day in class, Dolly is particularly lost in a daydream, staring up at the clouds. Her class mates invent a new game: Who can guess what Dolly is daydreaming about?
Snap it all up, Detective.
Under the prompt: "Write about a character who’s pathologically camera shy." on Reedsy.
A criminal is infatuated with the detective assigned to their case and purposely commits crimes to get their attention.