A collection of 16 mainstream and speculative short stories tending towards the darker side of fiction but interspersed with lighter moments. More
A collection of 16 mainstream and speculative short stories tending towards the darker side of fiction but interspersed with lighter moments.
The Boxer - A work opportunity for an ex-con condemns him to a fateful journey. Pockets - Reward or punishment is decided by the contents of a pocket. Choose - left or right? The Money Cup - Youthful enthusiasm clashes with the dogma of age. The Supplier - Global warming has its advantages, but not for us as recycling is taken to extremes. The Greying of Mr. Clark - A man realizes he is becoming the very thing he despised in his youth, A Question of Image - Does the Angel of Death need a makeover? Johnny's Luck - Could the old coat in the second hand shop really be a lucky charm? Chestnut Avenue - Invisible suburban bigotry greets a returning son. The Nature of Shadows - Shadows are content with their lot - until they become curious. Time Spent with Olly - Coping with the school bully. The House Sitter - "Come into my house," said the spider to the fly. The Big Event - The advent of a major event from history is brought up to date. From Father to Son - A son is determined to carry out his father's dying wish. Forever is a Very Long Time - Being immortal is not as glamorous as people might think. Plagiarise and be Damned - A writer's past catches up with him. Men and Boys - Old friends are set against one another when countries go to war.
I like the term speculative fiction. It means I can skip around the genres a bit. I mostly write fantasy / horror but am quite happy throwing in just plain weird stuff that sits nicely under the speculative fiction tag .