Rick Haynes


Hi, my name is Rick Haynes. I am an author and award winning Drabblist.
My passion is medieval fantasy but I also write short stories and Drabbles in many different genres.
This is my realm.
Ever upwards, never stopping, the staircase to the heavens awaits all those wishing to dream.
And all you have to do is place one foot on the first step.
Consider the endless possibilities, as you climb higher and higher.
Boredom is unknown in my time and space, for can you not see the stars sparkling bright, ready to enlighten you?
Is your mind ready to absorb the endless possibilities of a million words?
And are you ready to join me on a magical journey?
I will embrace you with open arms.
And welcome you into the world of my imagination.

Smashwords Interview

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Being alive! And I do mean that. Our lives are short enough and time speeds up as you age. I hate being bored and want to cram in as much as I can into every 24 hours. Naturally it isnt always possible but you get the gist of the idea.
And my motto.
When did you first start writing?
My favourite subject at school was English Language. I wrote a few stories at that time but over the years only the odd poem found its way onto paper. I started serious writing after five operations in five years. Looking at four walls was making me go crazy and I needed an outlet. Thus writing became my hobby and my outlet. Now it is my passion, after my beloved wife of course.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Rick Haynes online

Where to buy in print


Heroes Never Fade
In the land of Cpin the Queen has mysteriously disappeared. Discontent is spreading and the threat of civil war looms ever closer, for the Tormented King is marching towards the city. Tarn obeys a command to enter the world of the magical Souls, for those close to him have been threatened. War is inevitable, but can the combined forces of the few, oppose the host from Marathi? And would any man trust the Gods to prevent the slaughter?


Evil Never Dies
Price: $3.51 USD. Words: 55,020. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The Maxilla are a peaceful clan but when rumours of dark magic arrive once again, can they survive the threat from, Myracadonis, the shaman? Tarn will lead the Maxilla into battle for the first time, but a man with the mark of greatness will always have enemies. Grona hates everyone, including his son, Tarn. Both are destined to be heroes yet only one can stand before the gates of Hell and win.
Shorts 'N' Drabbles
Price: $1.57 USD. Words: 26,180. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction
Welcome to my new world of stories. As before this anthology covers a wide range of genres but with the emphasis on more Shorts and fewer Drabbles. It is bigger and better than before. Some will make you wonder. I say with a little wink. And as you sit and ponder. Take a sip of a well earned drink. So put your feet up, open the book and let the magic of my imagination entertain you. I know t
Drabbles 'N' Shorts
Price: $1.57 USD. Words: 26,180. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction
Welcome to my world of Drabbles* and Short Stories. My anthology of short fiction is certain to entertain you with its diverse range of genres. Some will make you smile! Some will make you sad! Some will make you think! Some will make you blink! But all will keep you interested, for there is something for everyone! So why not Buy – Read and Enjoy? *Drabbles are little gems of 100 words.
Bolt Out Of The Blue
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,930. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Do you believe in a little magic? A financial crisis is threatening to engulf the lives of two farming families. Jack and Dan Moore are being relentlessly pushed to the very brink of dispair. A strange animal enters their lives in a most improbable way. Is he their saviour or will they lose everything, including their families? Set in England with an American twist, enjoy the magic.

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