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Cover of ESL, an Otherworld flash fiction story by Madeline Walz
Cover of You Never Really Leave Home Behind, an Otherworld flash fiction story by Madeline Walz


Otherworld 0.5

Eight-year-old Arkeda Mothran’s ESL class.

Cover photo made with SmartMockups


Otherworld 0.6

It’s James Rochester’s last day in Savannah before leaving for college in Michigan.

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Cover of No One, an Otherworld flash fiction story by Madeline Walz


Otherworld 1.1

Eight-year-old Arkeda has been on Earth for five weeks but still misses home.

Image credit: Jon Tyson on Unsplash

Cover of Professor King, an Otherworld flash fiction story by Madeline Walz


Otherworld 1.2

James really doesn’t like his history professor but at least they’ll never see each other again after this class ends, right?

Image credit: Hurst Photo on Unsplash

Cover of Partivan, an Otherworld flash fiction story by Madeline Walz


Otherworld 1.5

A man travels through a blizzard to find a woman he's never met.

Image credit: Roan Lavery on Unsplash

Cover of Worlds Collide, an Otherworld flash fiction story by Madeline and Chloe Walz


Otherworld 3.1

James Rochester has a chance encounter with an alien shapeshifter from Egyptian mythology. Co-author: Chloe Walz

Image credit: Jeremy Zero on Unsplash

Cover of Origin, an Otherworld flash fiction story by Madeline Walz


Otherworld 3.2

You think you know the world? You have no idea. Find out what’s coming in Otherworld book 4.

Cover image made by me with FontForge, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe Photoshop mockup from Nina Shaw on Behance.

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Otherworld 4.1

James has invited Mark, Arkeda, and Petyr to St. Patrick's Day in Savannah. It's a celebration to rival Mardi Gras in New Orleans!

Contains no spoilers for Gateway. Cover photo by Madeline Walz.

Cover of Nova by Madeline Walz


"We only take the best of the best!" An unnamed narrator has applied to work at a company called Nova. Whether selected for the position or not, the decision will have life-changing repercussions.

Cover of Locksley Part 1 by Madeline Walz


A summer camp is looking for a new lead counselor for archery. At the tryouts, Christine thinks she's got the position no problem until a new camper makes an impossible shot.

     This is the first of three flash fiction stories connected to Heart of Darkness. Part 2 will be included in Gateway (Otherworld 4), and Part 3 will be included in Aldebaran.

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Cover of Eternal by Madeline Walz


Julia invited Eric Brooks to Helen's Halloween party. Without Helen's permission. If it had been anyone else she wouldn't have minded, but there's a problem. Eric isn't there for the party. He needs help from Helen, the only person who knows his secret.

      This is being expanded into a larger story, Anathema. While this scene is included, there are significant changes. You can still read this flash fiction story on its own, though it won't tell you much about what's coming in Anathema!

Image credit: Steve Halama on Unsplash

Cover of The Journey by Madeline Walz


Aldebaran, an alien from the planet Pleioné, is on his way to Earth, searching for an artifact his people hid there five thousand years ago.

      Set before the events of AldebaranThe Journey introduces you to a divided planet whose conflicts shaped the events of both the Otherworld series and the larger world of Heart of Darkness.

Cover photo from Freepik

The Journey
NaNo 2020


National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, is an annual writing challenge that takes place every November. The goal is to write a 50,000-word novel in thirty days. Because of the massive amount of time required for that, some writers choose instead to do a thirty days of flash fiction challenge. Each day in November has a different writing prompt, which is used to write a flash fiction story. This is what I did for NaNoWriMo 2020. You can read my daily flash writings for free by clicking the button below. Several are related to Otherworld or other stories.


Please note: there are a few days that I have chosen not to release. This is usually because that flash fiction story will be incorporated into one of my larger manuscripts.

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