Reunion

A short piece of fiction Last time we met up, the count was sixty. Three years later, with no reunions organised in that time due to the closed borders and restricted travel, and it's six. And what do we talk about? The oldies, the deaths of pets, dogs mainly, and football. No mention of those … Continue reading Reunion

A Simple Act – Short Story

“Put more logs on the fire!” Xera grabbed the basket she’d brought in. A few sticks remained, but no wood. “It’s too hot already,” the old man whined. “And fire won’t help.” Xera tossed the kindling into the flames and slammed the empty wire cage on the table. “Where is the wood?” “There!” He pointed … Continue reading A Simple Act – Short Story

Gaming It

A short story. The system stinks. The knobs turn the screws and pressure the plebs. Me, I'm the dirt under the feet of the plebs. A nobody with nothing going nowhere fast. It wasn't always this way. I was on an upward trajectory, a rising star in the world of sports and entertainment. Give me … Continue reading Gaming It

INTERVIEW: DARK FANTASY AUTHOR TRACIE MCBRIDE

Today's guest is dark fantasy author Tracie McBride, renowned for her reality-twisting short stories. What do you enjoy most about writing fantasy fiction? The license to make stuff up! How would you describe the flavour of your fiction in five words? An Amazon reviewer gave me the first three adjectives – disturbing, surreal, otherworldly. I … Continue reading INTERVIEW: DARK FANTASY AUTHOR TRACIE MCBRIDE