New story: Stop, Thief!

I have a new fantasy story over on Bewildering Stories, which can be read for free.

‘Stop, Thief!’ features a young woman being chased through the streets by a pair of thief catchers employed by an auctioneers.

“Good effort, girl,” a gruff voice commended her.

Roanne didn’t let the man’s sarcastic praise get to her. She used the tools at her disposal; it was just unfortunate that all she had were stinky dustbins. She lifted one up that felt half-full and hurled it around behind her. When she let go, it scattered its slippery innards along the floor and knocked one of the thief catchers onto his backside.

 

 

New stories: horror drabbles

I have not one, or two, but five drabbles in the 34th issue of The Sirens Call eZine, which is available now. They all embody the dark fiction theme of ‘Feel the Fear’.

  1. The Giant’s Heart
  2. The Performance of a Lifetime
  3. B is for Blood
  4. Missing the Boat
  5. Weird is the New Normal

Finn missed the last boat leaving the village. On a steep hill that led down to the small harbor, he leaned against a stone wall gasping for breath while forlornly watching his salvation sail away.

You can read the eZine here: The Sirens Call #34

The first post

So, I’ve set up a website. Here it is. It’s going to feature info about my speculative stories and links to the magazines/websites where they’ve been published. Also, I might post some fifty word stories, which I write to practice techniques and experiment with different styles.

I’ll leave you with a photo taken in a nearby forest (Cannock Chase), which inspires a lot of my writing:

through-the-trees