FeaturedDark Winds Over Wellington: Chilling Tales of the Weird & the Strange – Available Now

Welcome to Wellington, the Coolest Little Capital, where nothing is quite what it seems. Strange creatures lurk in the shadows of the Beehive, while a Beast arises From The Deep determined to destroy us all. Being Neighbourly might just change your life, and if you listen closely you can hear demonic Whispers in the wind. So

Flash Fiction 2

Playmates by Tabatha Wood ©️ 2019 I picked up the ball and threw it towards them and flashed a big, goofy smile. It narrowly missed hitting the back of Sally’s legs. She whirled around and saw me, her features darkened to a scowl. I grinned wider and waved. “Hi!” I watched her eyes roll and

Finding My Way Back

My regular readers and followers will know that I frequently write for mental health. I’m also aware that this often turns people off too. “Oh great, she’s going on about depression again.” “Why does she always focus on the serious stuff?” “She must be pretty unstable if she has to keep focusing on all that.”

Being a Wild Woman

Cross-posting from my sister blog “Well-Written”, which is also a huge part of my writing identity, I talk a little bit about conquering one of my biggest fears – speaking in public and in front of my peers – to lead a brand new writing workshop in Wellington. https://wellwrittennz.wordpress.com/2019/05/13/being-a-wild-woman/

A Thank You

As a special thank you to all of my readers, followers, lurkers and friends, I am releasing “Last Chapter,” one of my favourite stories published in my new collection Dark Winds Over Wellington, for you to read online for free.* 📖 last-chapter-1.pdf * This story is copyright. Except for the purpose of fair review, no

You Like Me. Right Now You Like Me.

Praise for “Dark Winds Over Wellington: Chilling Tales of the Weird & the Strange” “The stories in Tabatha Wood’s collection are carefully and intelligently crafted. You may think they’re just a tasty creepy snack, but then you start to feel a bit queasy, the cordyceps pokes out through your forehead and you find your perspective

Siren Songs

Not every female character in my new collection is a great one. Some aren’t even very good. They are manipulative. Problematic. Indecisive or haunted by their past. But one thing they very much all are, are Strong Women. They ain’t taking any shit. They’re doing their thing their way and to hell with anyone who

The Journey of a Self-Published Author, or How I DIY’d It and Learned a Lot About the Other Side of Writing a Book.

Image credit @Kiwihug via Unsplash I published my debut collection of short fiction in March of this year — “Dark Winds Over Wellington: Chilling Tales of the Weird & the Strange.” The title itself, while a bit of a mouthful, is a nod to both some of the overly long titles used in the 18th