My Random Thoughts

E F McAdam Writing Portfolio

Enjoy my thoughts on the daily life of a writer, research and inspiration, and any other interesting ideas I think you'll love! 

The tabs can let you choose between my blog articles and my portfolio, in which you can see my short stories to compliment my novels, and some just for fun. As always, every story I create is fictional and please do not share my writing without my permission. 

Her List

Kenna watched the blood pooling towards her, like syrup, thick and hot and shining in the candlelight. It stretched and halted, moving...

The Great Western

Mary watched her husband carefully. She stared at his form, strong, tall, lean, gloved hands behind his back, head back. His eyes were...

Doors

The Black Door of Number 1. Lady Harriet was scowling at me through her drapes, her spectacles perched on her crooked nose. I could see...

Nothing but Watch

Once a year, a girl is placed onto a boat, and sent far away from her home and loved ones. Those who stand on the beach and watch the...

Song

I put my earmuffs on and step outside into the cold morning air. The salty spray hits me in the face as soon as the door opens. The wind...

A Cursed Life

I daydream of being a knight. As a knight, I am strong, covered with shining armour, polished to perfection by my squire. Fit and in the...

White

I wake up sweating, which is weird as the room is cold. The sweat sticks my hair to the back of my neck and I screw up my face as I peel...

The Changeling

Once there was a couple who lived in a cottage in the woods. For years they had longed for a baby. They had tried herbal remedies from...

The Island

“Well, isn’t this cosy?” “It’s a prison cell.” “I was being sarcastic.” Lilan couldn’t help but smile through the barnacled bars. Even...

The Wild

She smelt of the wild. Her hair was as tangled as strangling vines crawling up the thick tree-trunks around them. It was the colour of...