Elena Marie Ball


I am an author of fantasy, writing the magical stories I love to read with kick-ass heroines I always wanted to be when I grew up. Since there are only so many hours in the day, I currently write online serial fiction, challenge myself to compose occasional short stories based on random subject and character assignments, and outline my novels on Twitter using the daily “very short story” flash fiction prompts. I plan to embellish, revise, and edit these outlines into full-length novels in the future. At present, my work includes the serials Being Red and Clever Arula, which are available to read here on my site.

I am proud to say this is much more content and direction than I had when I created this site several years ago. At the time, I simply needed an incentive to write down all the stories constantly popping into my head, a place where I knew I could be held accountable to write consistently and keep creating. Today, I am still learning and working out the kinks, but I write more frequently and am actively pursuing my love of writing, magic, and re-imagined fairy tales.

With that, I welcome you to my worlds; stay as long as you please.

Current Projects

If you follow me on Twitter, you are likely familiar with some of these characters and their stories. If not, keep an eye out for updates as I work to turn these stories into novels!

Being Red
Red is a werewolf hunter forced to rethink her loyalties and identity when the pack alpha presents her with an ultimatum.

Escape from the Bloodbringer
Aislynn flees her evil uncle, the captain of the dreaded Bloodbringer, and his cutthroat crew of pirates after making off with his most prized possession, an enchanted map.

Queens of Wings and Sky
Faced with her twin sister’s betrayal and impending civil war, fae queen Ayla amasses an army to fight for her kingdom.

Angel of Death
Claire is a reaper vying for the coveted spot at the Devil’s right hand in hopes that the position will come with the answers she needs for her and her friends to cheat death. Again.

Latest stories

Being Red: Chapter Twelve


Despite my misgivings, I can’t stay mad at Hayden. As much as I want to push him away and punish him, my mind invariably returns to how he has been there for me all these years. Even when Gregor was rough on me to teach me painful lessons, Hayden was always the one to help patch me up and piece me back together. He has been my friend longer than...

Being Red: Chapter Eleven


I am in my childhood home again, hiding in the laundry basket, the scent of my parents wrapped around me like a comforting blanket, but everything else is wrong. In this version of my dream, heavy gunfire tears through our home. I want to jump from my hiding place to see if the outcome is the same, to check if my parents have still been murdered...

Being Red: Chapter Ten


As the adrenaline wears off, I realize the damage control for tonight’s events is more complex than Kellan simply disposing of Valerie’s body. Timing is going to be a significant factor in our latest charade. I talk as we walk, Kellan for once unable to argue or torment me with his retorts as he trots silently along at my side. His current...

The Witch’s Moon


Doctor Singer surveys me, adjusting his spectacles before smoothing his moustache. His suit looks out of place with me seated before him in rags. “Admit to your insanity,” he says. We’ve had this conversation over a hundred times since the war ended, and my answer has never changed. At first I was surprised by his persistence. That was before I...

The Awakening


The last things I remember are the glint in his eyes and the searing pain in my chest. Now I hover near the ceiling, unable to get down, not that I want to go down there anyway. That’s where my body is. Arranged in an elegant pose on the polished concrete, hair splayed in a pool of blood and rose petals, my own heart carved from my chest and...

A Spy’s Dilemma


Detective Mallory,” Sergeant Bowler says by way of greeting as he slaps a thick folder onto my desk. I sigh and massage my temples. “Another one, Marcus?” I ask without looking at him. That folder has been on everyone’s desk at least once over the past decade, and we’re still no closer to catching the Sleeping Giant, let alone immobilizing them...

Being Red: Chapter Nine


Henley is released the next day, and although she’s feeble as a newborn deer, already she begs to come train with the team. I won’t allow her on the mat, but I agree to let her watch. “She shouldn’t be here,” Hayden grumbles, arm locked around my chest. “She should be at home resting.” After fighting Loren and getting a taste of Kellan’s strength...

The Case of Vera Chase: A Modern Whodunit


Detective Dickerson paced in front of the remaining suspects, five individuals of varying appearance and nature, and ran his thumb and index finger over either side of his mustache. Most people both attending and catering to the needs of the guests at the benefit gala had been dismissed. They were neither responsible for the elaborate scheme...

Death at an Interview


Hiding the body was not even close to the hardest part. No, I simply stuffed the corpse under the desk, easy as one, two, three. He wasn’t very stiff yet, and I knew he wasn’t liable to start smelling for a good while longer. Like I said, easy, but I needed to buy myself some time to figure out my next move. Now I know what you’re thinking. It’s...



Rachel gave her eyelashes another swipe of mascara for good measure and stepped back to look at herself in the mirror with a satisfied smile. Her floor-length emerald gown was immaculate, and she had ensured it offset her prize anthurium warocqueanum, or Queen Anthurium, with its large, draping velvet leaves perfectly. Her name was Antoinette...



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