Sam Knight
Ahi's story cover

Ahì's Story

Sam Knight

Read time 3 minutes

As with Bernardo's Story, this was cut from the final revised draft of Lucid Nightmares, and I just couldn't stand to see Ahì fade away. She, too, is a minor character in the novel whose story has been reduced from nearly a thousand words to less than a few sentences. I hope that if you read Lucid Nightmares, you'll keep her backstory in mind as you encounter her.

Bernardo's story

Bernardo's Story

Sam Knight

Read time 16 minutes

Sometimes, as a writer, you have to edit your work. Or, as Stephen King says, murder your babies. This is one of those times for me. But I love my baby, so I will use Wattpad to keep it alive. Bernardo is a minor character in my novel Lucid Nightmares. But he has a great story to tell. In revisions and edits, his voice is being shrunk from almost four thousand words to less than 500. Here, I am allowing him to tell his full story, along with bookends from the text of the novel to give him his proper context. If you ever read my novel, and I hope you do, I hope you'll keep Bernardo's Story in mind as he does his quick cameo in the finalized version...

Legend of puke and stud

The Legend of Puke and Stud: A Purple Unicorn Story

Sam Knight

Read time 20 minutes

This was originally intended as a submission for, of course, a purple unicorn anthology. It didn't get accepted (and I wasn't surprised as it is... unusual.) I'm not sure how I could repurpose it, but perhaps someone more insightful would have a suggestion?

Vampiric reconing

Vampiric Reckoning

Sam Knight

Read time 4 minutes

Like Pumpkin Head, this story was originally written for a specific project with a tight word count limit. This story is also exactly 1200 words long-- which was my limit. The idea behind the vampire here is a little different than usual, something that was made to make it fit with that other project (which the story was not used for), but I didn't feel the idea was strong enough to carry it out through a larger story than the one already told here.

Pumpkin head

Pumpkin Head

Sam Knight

Read time 4 minutes

This story was originally written for a specific project which had a tight word count limit. As is, this story is exactly 1200 words long-- which was my limit. Once upon a time, I considered fleshing out the story some, but hitting the word count of 1200 was a challenge, and I felt I had managed to create characters that I cared about in that short space. In the end, I decided I really liked it best just the way it is.