KMorral has been writing since the age of thirteen, in recent years under the supervision of her two house rabbits - sometimes more of a distraction than a prompt.
Writing is probably KMorral's 'first love'. It covers many genres, but is primarily fantastical, as she gets to let her crazy imagination loose. KMorral writes context and character driven thrillers of varying lengths, predominantly prose, although a few poems have been known to emerge from the end of the pen.
This collection of 6 short fantasy stories offer the readers a tantalising glimpse into the imagination and sensory delight KMorral enjoys in creating.
This collection of supernatural and fantasy stories brings the reader multisensory experiences where mists sweep across city streets and urban canals. A slate quarry and tropical island bring light and colour but no easing of the drama whilst dilapidated city streets and a damp living room are haunted by characters seeking resolution.
Paul and Lynette work for a ghost-tour company and find their Halloween shift is more thrilling than they anticipated. Rosara lurks through the backstreets dispensing justice for the forgotten inhabitants. Josie lives alone, living with a memory that ties her to the canal while Paradita battles with the urge to leave her tropical paradise to find herself. Zoe seeks to encourage her mother to leave her home, whilst Roxie is forced to reveal a secret truth as she rushes to save the life of her colleague.
Halloween Horror. 'Chilling Stuff…'. Paul and Lynette are Ghost Tour actors making a routine return home when the mists swirl through Liverpool's streets and things take a sinister turn.
Justice. 'A consuming story well told.' Rosara occupies a dark backstreets of a city, watching the inhabitants and punishing those deserving of her justice.
Into the Deep. Paradita lives in Paradise, but is haunted by an irrepressible urge to follow her father to the water that led to his destruction.
Anniversary on the canal. Josie lives on a canal boat, moored to the site by her memories.
Resolution. 'Brilliant ending. Had me gripped throughout'. Zoe is determined to help her mother move on. Finding an old family friend she learns much more than she bargained for.
Revelation. 'There was a great sense of excitement and tension in the rescue part and I just loved the surprise ending.' Roxie has taken her staff for a bonding day at the Snowdonian slate quarry zip wire, where excitement and danger force her to reveal far more of herself than ever before. A secret that could lead to her death will be exposed.
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KMorral has submitted an (approximately) 4,500 word short story 'The Jaguar' in the World Record Attempt anthology 'Greatest Anthology Written'
With the demolition of a local pub, cornerstone in the local community, a Jaguar haunts the dreams of Nottinghamshire residents.
After twenty years absence, I return to my home town to find nothing has changed, and yet everything is different. Despite all my best efforts to forget the past, too much is entwined in the destruction of the pub for me to ignore.
KMorral is thrilled to be participating in this global publication (with authors from New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Nigeria, USA, UK, Belgium and more). Approximate cost £14.87, which for a collection of stories by 107 authors could be considered a bargain.
This anthology, the brain child of Celenic Earth Publications, aims to beat the current record for the most number of authors in one anthology (currently 50) by a mile - there have been over 100 stories submitted!
To achieve the record, two independent judges - at least one with an English Literature qualification - will adjudicate the finished book, and 1,000 copies need to be sold, with 1,000 copies printed. For a more funky summary, check out this Youtube video, and check out the Celenic Earth Publications website for full details and the chance to order your copy, or your e-copy.
Inspired by the Noirwich Crime Literary Festival competition, KMorral is exploring different writing techniques and narrative styles in the challenging framework of 500 word stories - 'A Flash of fur' is the target publication, a collection of tales inspired by the muses: house rabbits Smudge Bart and Teddy.
'Followed', the competition entry that revised this interest in flash fiction is available for a short period of time through KMorral's Redbubble writing portfolio, here.
KMorral participated in NaNoWriMo for the first time in November 2017. This offers the opportunity to rise to the challenge of writing a 50,000 novel in one month.
Writing a fantasy, KMorral explored the creation of new dragon series on a Place centred thriller.
Hermits encounter: I can’t help eyeing him curiously. Surely there was no such thing as a handsome gentleman anymore? Yet here he seemed to be, smiling encouragingly across at me, offering a service with warm brown eyes and a mouth I developed a sudden lounging to rest mine against.
Naughty: Peals of laughter rang round the room as they placed their tiles in close succession, drawing suspicious glances from the other occupants.
Safe Haven: The place I could go to and curl up and hide from the world, from the pressures of the course, of the demands society place upon me. With each visit I would lose myself in the pages clutched before me, knowing I was accepted there, that I could paint whatever image I chose from the basis of others imaginations. I could be the heroine saving the country from the blighted dragons, the maiden gliding into the welcoming arms of the man who loved her, the strong independent woman who would learn how to survive in a new planet.
Inspiration: … glanced round the library, the perfect setting for her to launch into her literary career. She was comfortable, surrounded by a silent room filled with classic tombs of writing all waiting eagerly to pass their erudite contents onto another avid reader. So why wasn’t she writing?
Mistaken Identity: I stare blankly as the cold trickle of blood seeped to stain my new denim jacket. The familiar rush swept through my head as my body began the slow healing process, tingling to ease the pain. My astonishment quickly turned to a building fury as I turned to face the gangly youth who stood holding the gun. He was trembling from head to toe, his extended arm and pistol leaping up and down. It was a miracle that he had hit me at all.
Portrait: Cool air tickled my nostrils, carrying a bewildering mix of damp leaves and earth. Birds exploded with a shriek into the canopy as I passed and I snarled as their cries reverberated through my head. The rich essence of summer in the deep night air. I refused to see to look down, I would see...I would have to face what I had become.
'Hunching deeper into his thick fur lined overcoat, Jonah trudged through the snow grumbling to himself. One of these days he would ignore his boss’s not so subtle requests and retire to warmer climes. He didn’t know where, just as long as there was no snow, no cold and no biting wind. He shivered as it sliced him straight through, lingering on aching joints just to prove he was getting old. Of course he was by no means the oldest in the team. Mack outlived him by a few hundred years, but as the only mortal, he felt every one of his fifty-two years.' As yet Untitled Novella.
'I sit, I watch, I wait. Staring through the gate. People appear, some startled, some assessing. Few pass the gate. They loiter, glancing at me, then the garden. Wondering at the extent, at the hidden secrets. They glance at me, then turn to the gate. The metal still gleaming black as new, the fancy work all very pretty. They turn away and retreat along the path murmuring.' The House (working title), Novel.
'The heat was intolerable. Glaring through the window, bright sunlight spilled yellow illumination across the office. My other work colleagues were chatting happily, unfazed by the golden warmth. In fact, they seemed to delight in it. My skin itched all over, and it was all I could do from stripping of and pouring my cool bottled water over my head.'
The bell tolls (working title).
For more stories by KMorral, visit her written works collection on Redbubble
Worlds Apart now available as an e-book.
750 copies ordered… bulk purchases enables a discount price to the online retail price available elsewhere. 10-15 days for delivery (for release date of 05/12/16!) and then all hands to the grindstone to distribute samples, leaflets and pre-ordered copies.
Worlds Apart: Cover image received - a beautiful creation by the AuthorHouse creative team. Proof received - so exciting to see my words in book format! It's all feeling very real now. Corrections noted and sent off - launch details imminent I hope!
Worlds Apart: Final draft submitted, cover design discussed and off to the designers at AuthorHouse with a target return date of the 7th of November… It's all starting to roll forward and gather momentum! Excitement and tension building in equal measure.