C M Weller

Biography

C M Weller has decided to keep their full identity a secret until such time as one of their works becomes a bestseller. They share a house in Burpengary East with two children and a spouse who sometimes thinks they're insane.
Every October, C M Weller releases a free short story, in honour of both their birthday and All Hallow’s Read.
Unfortunately, this author has managed to avoid doing all the things that make author bios interesting reading. Sorry. However, ze has been publishing stories via Smashwords since 2012, and has an Amazon-exclusive novelette titled Free Baby.
This writer is allergic to almost all forms of alcohol (long story), too asthmatic to indulge in tobacco, and in possession of a body chemistry that makes the more interesting drugs problematic at best. Thusly, their chief addiction is their own imagination.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
That's a tricky one. As a child, I lived for Creative Writing assignments in English classes. I always had an idea bubbling away that seemed to fit the assignment before I got it.

I was at a loss for what to do when I got to Uni and Creative Writing wasn't a subject any more [I took IT, FYI] so I started writing some fanfic. They're lurking around on the internet somewhere, I have no doubt.

And when fanfic wasn't enough... and when Star Trek: Deep Space Nine got cancelled... I began crafting my own universe.

So... um... roughly anywhere between seven and twenty-one? Or, if you count by my published works, then thirty-nine.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I love the flavour of words. When the narrative is flowing and I lose track of time, of myself, of everything but the feel of the scene and the facets of my characters...

It's glorious. I love those moments.

And I also love it when my readers react to something I've written. If I can make them feel, just with rearrangements of letters, then I've done a very good job.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find C M Weller online


Series

Years of Instants
Off-the-cuff stories based on prompts given to the author by readers. Stories range from drabbles to novelettes, sad to joyous... we can only hope you enjoy them.

One Year of Instants

You set the price!

One Leap Year of Instants

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One Year of Instants (2015)

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One Year of Instants (2017)

You set the price!
Hevun's Child

Hevun's Rebel

Price: Free!

Hevun's Ambassador

Price: $2.99 USD.

Hevun's Gate

Price: $2.99 USD.

Books

One Year of Instants (2017)
Series: Years of Instants. You set the price! Words: 193,510. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Throughout the year of 2017, author C. M. Weller took prompts from readers and turned them into flash fictions. One a day, for every day of the year except Christmas. Some are funny. Some are sad. Some are horrifying. Some... are not winners. But there is one for every day of the year. One of them is bound to tickle your fancy. Take a walk inside the mind of the internet's weirdest author.
Comes Around
Price: Free! Words: 4,150. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(2.00)
Harold Outterrige has forgotten the golden rule, "treat others as you would treat yourself" and now believes that the downtrodden exist for him to trample. He's about to get a solid lesson in exactly how his beliefs hurt others. Up close. And very, very personal.
Kung Fu Zombies
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 120,350. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Horror » Undead
Meet Aiden. He loves movies so much that he's convinced that his life has become one. In the middle of the Zombie Apocalypse, this means that he is destined to be the hero that saves the world and wins the love of the girl who has no interest in him whatsoever. Aiden has to learn how to deal with the inevitable disappointment, as well as how to survive in a world with... Kung Fu Zombies.
One Leap Year of Instants (2016)
Series: Years of Instants. You set the price! Words: 160,070. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Throughout 2016, C. M. Weller took prompts from hir readers and turned them into a daily flash fiction for the free enjoyment of any who cared to read it. Collected here are one leap year's worth of instant stories.
I Wish, I Wish
Price: Free! Words: 2,000. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Urban, Fiction » Horror » Occult
(3.00)
They always say, "be careful what you wish for", and Shannon knew that better than anyone. Yet, when the need is great, temptation looms. What would you do, if you had the chance for one wish to come true?
One Year of Instants (2015)
Series: Years of Instants. You set the price! Words: 158,070. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction
Throughout the year of 2015, C.M. Weller wrote one story a day for every day of the year. Each tale is based on a prompt given to hir by hir readers. Subject matter ranges, and viewer discretion is advised.
Better
Price: Free! Words: 1,160. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Feminist, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(4.50)
Self-improvements should have limits. If you want to be perfect, you must first define what perfect is. And for one woman, the goal is always moving.
One Leap Year of Instants
Series: Years of Instants. You set the price! Words: 134,150. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction
Three hundred and sixty-six stories a day, saved here in easy-accessformat - plus an extra bonus story! No need to go trawling through the author's blog for the originals. Every spelling error and factual mistake has been corrected for your convenience. One year of hard work, and you decide the price!
The Amity Incident
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 119,440. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Exiled from her home colony into a hostile land of venomous, poisonous, and otherwise dangerous things, T'reka the Mad, humble scientist, must forge an unlikely peace with the most dangerous creatures in the known universe - HUMANS! [We're mostly harmless, we swear.]
Interview Inside a Terrarium
Price: Free! Words: 1,410. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
You're trapped in this town. You're the only one who knows it or even wants to get out. And your only hope of trying to get out is to enlist the help of the strangers who terrify you. Can you make them listen? Will they care? Or are you the only person who knows that anything is wrong?
Hevun's Gate
Series: Hevun's Child, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,960. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Sahra Johnston started as the lowest class of slave. Then she accidentally joined a rebellion, gave her new allies some nefarious ideas, turned five systems on their heads and faced down people who could literally eat her alive. Now she's toe-to-toe against the united forces of the Galactic Alliance. Hevun help THEM.
One Year of Instants
Series: Years of Instants. You set the price! Words: 167,250. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Throughout the year of 2013, Author C. M. Weller asked readers to send in prompts for relatively brief stories. At the rate of one a day, these stories came out on their blog. Some stories are serious, some are not. Some are sad. Some are happy. Some are just plain ridiculous. We would like to think that they are all worth your your time.
Hevun's Ambassador
Series: Hevun's Child, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,060. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
The Majestrix is right to preen. A thorn in her side is missing, presumed dead and the Rebellion is left destitute. Will a coded message from a hidden space station prove to be her undoing? Hevun only knows.
It Happened One Wednesday
Price: Free! Words: 1,560. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
For your consideration, an ordinary girl on a hot, summer's day. But watch out for the door she's about to enter, for it leads straight to the past... which is, indeed, another country.
Hevun's Rebel
Series: Hevun's Child, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 60,460. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
(4.50)
Sahra was on the opposite side of the station to Ore Processing when it blew up. She already had enough troubles with an overcrowded home, never enough food, the constant threat of death… and the whole being a slave thing. The humans need a saviour, rebels keep exploding the wrong places, and she needs a better source of income to feed her family. She's humanity's best hope. Hevun help them all.
Scavenger
Price: Free! Words: 2,400. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00)
Alex's job is to search derelicts for anything that may be valuable. The problem is, 'valuable' is relative, but danger is not...
Blowing Bubbles
Price: Free! Words: 2,700. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
They say that if you're tired of VR, you're tired of life... and Marv has been getting very tired of the daily grind. Will the Next New Thing prove to be his salvation? Or will it be his demise?
Good Boy
Price: Free! Words: 2,360. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Being a cop was interesting enough before the wave of genetech arrived to make Lyr's life even more complicated than it had to be. Now she has to deal with Rael, an engineered life form, the genetic engineer that makes his life hell, and now there's a lost dog who only knows his owner as 'Master'.
Nor Gloom of Night
Price: Free! Words: 4,150. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Paul has been called a "glorified mailman" by his peers, but he sees it as a sacred duty. Now, with the "little problem" of a big rock through half his vessel, he has to do everything he can -including the unthinkable- to deliver. The mail must get through.
R.T.F.M.
Price: Free! Words: 9,960. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Beta-testing genetic technology can be creepy. Really creepy. Especially when you discover the illegal secret to its success.

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