Ray Daley

Biography

Ray Daley was born in Coventry & still lives there. He served 6 yrs in the RAF as a clerk & spent most of his time in a Hobbit hole in High Wycombe. He is a published poet & has been writing stories since he was 10. His current dream is to eventually finish the Hitch Hikers fanfic novel he's been writing since 1986.

Smashwords Interview

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Sleeping. Eating chocolate. Watching old sf shows. Reading. Oh, and attending the Eye Clinic.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Not really, I started writing stuff when I was about 8 or 9. I had an English teacher called Mr Lewis, he was quite an old fella as he'd been at the school teaching some of my older siblings so he was pretty long in the tooth but he was a really positive influence as he let me write whatever I wanted.
I recall one of the oldest things I wrote being a time travel story where I was the hero but I died at the end after I was burnt at the stake for being a witch.
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Where to find Ray Daley online


Books

The Latest Version
Price: Free! Words: 990. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The President has to account for how money is spent on behalf of the Nation. Is it worthwhile? Is it cost effective? Or is it from one of those black budgets you normally don't hear about? Why not read this and make up your own mind?
Fractions
Price: Free! Words: 4,330. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Living a hustlers life on the mean streets of the city ain't easy! Working long hours every day just to survive. But it's even tougher when you've lost a friend on those very same streets. And you're within reach of the one who killed him!
Wasteland
Price: Free! Words: 4,910. Language: British English. Published: July 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Merely making it to a new planet is tough enough, as for surviving there long enough to be rescued? It's a thin line between life and death. And how we walk it will decide our eventual fate!
Steps In Time
Series: The Crimson Cloak Anthologies. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 68,290. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Steps In Time, short stories having to do with some aspect of Time. The 2nd Crimson Cloak Anthology, published in aid of Alzheimer's Disease UK. Authors: Roger Bone, Janice Clark, Mark Conte, Ray Daley, Madeline Dow, T W Embry, Jane Finch, Don Ford, Elizabeth Grace, Rod Martinez, Rodney Page, Esma Race, Doug Rains, P J Roscoe, Wesley Tallant, Chrystal Vaughan, Barbara Weitzner and Gary Winstead.
Tranquility, At Last
Price: Free! Words: 1,650. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00)
When man first landed on the moon, he almost didn't make it. What would have happened if he hadn't? Read on and find out.
The Things In The Museum
Price: Free! Words: 2,000. Language: British English. Published: May 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When life as you know it gets reset by catastrophe, there's only one thing to do. Claw your way back up the evolutionary ladder!
Adam Savages Secret Diary
Price: Free! Words: 250. Language: British English. Published: April 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
(3.50)
The page of his diary Adam hoped the world would never find. Do you dare read it, and learn the grim truth?
The Great Writers Strike Of '14
Price: Free! Words: 430. Language: British English. Published: March 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
(2.50)
When the great creative minds finally established their picket line, it simply won't do to try and cross them, or it!
The Voice Inside My Head
Price: Free! Words: 830. Language: British English. Published: February 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
As the darkness of a dystopian night creeps in around you, you hear a mysterious voice, calling out to you. Could it be? Could it really be?
Father Figure
Price: Free! Words: 570. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00)
There are questions in every persons life that only their parents can answer. But what happens when you were created, not born? When you have a maker, not a father? Can you still find out those answers?
Survival
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 5,490. Language: British English. Published: January 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Two Urban Explorers, Preppers seemingly ready for anything. Until they ride from solid reality into a completely mysterious snowscape. Can their survival skills keep them both alive long enough for them to escape back into the waiting clutches of the real world? Or will they be claimed by something in the great white unknown?
The Old Ways
Price: Free! Words: 910. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
(5.00)
Sometimes the old ways are the best ways. If they work, then they're the best ways.
Dead Jealous
Price: Free! Words: 1,750. Language: British English. Published: December 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
When you've spent years of your life with a lazy, abusive partner, there are many ways to get revenge. Some of them are better than others, this is such an example
Veterans
Price: Free! Words: 710. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
(4.00)
Sometimes you give your life to your country. Then you get it back, and become a veteran. But there's always a new war rolling around. What can you offer now, when the planet's at stake?
Welcome To Freedom
Price: Free! Words: 910. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
If you can find freedom, it's worth almost any sacrifice. Does that include the things that make you Human?
Weapon Of Choice
Price: Free! Words: 2,020. Language: British English. Published: October 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(4.00)
Prove you can survive and you'll become a productive member of your society. That's unless the zombies don't get you in The Killing House first! So choose your weapons carefully, because you've got the rest of your life to regret those choices. However short or long that may turn out to be!
TV Times
Price: Free! Words: 1,540. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00)
As television gets more and more stations, you'll find there's less and less worth watching any more. Just pray that one day your TV doesn't start watching YOU!
The Machine Is Working
Price: Free! Words: 1,220. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00)
When The President says something he needs to forget in a hurry then it's time to send him to The Machine. But how can the world be sure he's really forgotten that vital detail?
The Bomb
Price: Free! Words: 1,310. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00)
When a bomb is deprived of its creator, how will it react? Perhaps by doing the one thing it was made to do? Or can it be stopped?
One Smaller Step
Price: Free! Words: 1,930. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00)
When one man is sent to scout the location for the first Lunar Dome, are the steps he takes the first ones ever made there? Or is he walking in someone elses footsteps?
Something Borrowed, Something Blew
Price: Free! Words: 770. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.33)
Never complain about your luck, at least it's yours. Even if it is ALL bad. One day you MIGHT get a break!
The 53rd Attempt
Price: Free! Words: 760. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00)
Keep trying until you succeed, no matter what you are attempting. Even if it's the attempt to discover time travel. Better luck next time, perhaps?
Copy, Write
Price: Free! Words: 1,040. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(3.00)
An advertising agency in the golden age of radio is no place for a science fiction writer. Or is it? Find out inside!
Panic Over Metropolis
Price: Free! Words: 2,150. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Superheroes, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00)
What makes a man super? What makes him think he is a superman? What makes him think he IS Superman? Find out along with Clark Kent.
Missing Pieces
Price: Free! Words: 1,760. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
(3.00)
When an ex-serviceman seeks answers about his military past, how far will people go to make sure he finds out exactly what he wants to know? And how much harder will they work to make sure he doesn't?
Waking Up Different
Price: Free! Words: 1,360. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.50)
In the course of medical advances, there may come a time when we can safely freeze ourselves and wake in what will hopefully be a better, brighter future. The operative word there being "hopefully".
For The Lack Of A Spoon
Price: Free! Words: 920. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
(5.00)
When the Owl & The Pussycat went to sea, it wasn't such an wonderful journey as Edward Lear would have you believe. And all for the smallest of reasons. Definitely NOT for children, ADULTS ONLY.
The Ground Beneath My Feet
Price: Free! Words: 2,290. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(1.50)
When Earth finally can't supoport us all mankind has to come up with an alternate plan to ensure the survival of the species. The ships that carry the seed of humanity out into space won't always find perfect worlds, this is the story of one such discovery.
Patient Review
Price: Free! Words: 1,920. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The Doctor once said "I am definitely a mad man with a box" but what if that's what he REALLY was? Perhaps that might explain his behaviour?
Visiting Hours
Price: Free! Words: 1,330. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When roles are reversed and The Doctor is taken, can Susan save him on her own? A "What if?" Doctor Who fanfic short story written under Creative Commons terms. If you like it, feel free to tweet me @RayDaleyWriter
The Gallifrey Five
Price: Free! Words: 2,080. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
An ancient craft, long forgotten, adrift alone, sending out a distress call. Simply trying to get back home. Imagine it's surprise when it discovers someone from its homeworld. (Doctor Who fanfic, written under creative commons terms)
Echo Beach
Price: Free! Words: 2,530. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military, Fiction » Historical » General
Two men during World War Two, one anxious to serve, the other just wants to stay alive. How can one man help another? Written by a veteran and released specifically for Armistice Day 2013. Remember our troops, both past and present. They give up their today so you might have a tomorrow.
The Short Trip
Price: Free! Words: 860. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.50)
What lengths will a Doctor Who fan go to in order to retrieve missing episodes?
Service Provider
Price: Free! Words: 1,950. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(4.40)
The best way for a business to be recommended is by word of mouth, something that really works well for this particular Service Provider. Until now....
The Realisation
Price: Free! Words: 1,860. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(3.50)
As a recent arrival to America, a young boy is taken trick or treating by a strange class-mate. Does his realisation come too late?
The Last Day With My Friends (In The Marble Orchard)
Price: Free! Words: 1,130. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
(3.00)
Now the war is over, the fight for peace, prosperity and shared knowledge is just as important. But some knowledge is too important to be shared.
Allan Rickman Will NOT Die
Price: Free! Words: 870. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
(4.00)
On a quest to assist a famous British actor into the afterlife but he won't go gently into that good night so what are the two Hollywood "Undertakers" to do? Read on and find out!
Dinner With Grandma
Price: Free! Words: 1,270. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(3.00)
On a visit to Grandma, Red discovers that not everything is as it seems. A Fractured Fairytale.
All The World In Wax
Price: Free! Words: 2,180. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Historical » USA
(4.00)
Small town life is made that much more interesting by the annual carnival but is the greatest attraction more than it initially seems?
First One There Dies
Price: Free! Words: 760. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.33)
Can the first crew to land on Mars uphold a deadly ancient local tradition and still all survive?
Moments In A Crowd
Price: Free! Words: 570. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Historical » USA
(3.25)
The moments in a crowd can make a lifetime. And they can end one too. Trying to stop a killer is like trying to stop a runaway train, can our hero succeed?
The Time On The Island
Price: Free! Words: 3,120. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00)
They say no man is an island. Perhaps he can become one under certain circumstances?
The Mason Procedure
Price: Free! Words: 1,250. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00)
A conveyor belt of warm bodies brings a constant stream of eager new young volunteers to fill the dangerous jobs in space. Every day is lived on the edge of danger where the slightest slip will find them in harms way.
Artificial Intelligence
Price: Free! Words: 900. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(2.50)
When a supercomputer learns to swear, is it an accident? Find out in this ebook where fiction is often stranger than truth!
Letters Home
Price: Free! Words: 520. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
(3.00)
A good service person sends a letter to their loved ones back home as often as they are able. Can those at home truly believe everything they read though?
Slipping Away
Price: Free! Words: 680. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00)
When Aliens finally arrive are they here to save at least some of us? As a species, love is the our one redeeming factor but can it keep those we care about close to us forever?
The Night Bus
Price: Free! Words: 6,120. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
(4.33)
For some the joy is in the destination, for others the joy is in the journey. Eventually we will all arrive at the same destination, some sooner than others no matter how we travel. Welcome aboard The Night Bus, stopping at all points from terminus to terminus.
Extra Special Forces
Price: Free! Words: 1,740. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Sci-Fi Erotica, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
(4.00)
In the fight against occupation, Partisan fighters use sex as their weapon. And they are deadly.
The Grandfather Army
Price: Free! Words: 1,440. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.50)
A loyal Drill Sergeant proudly trains the next batch of recruits to go off to war. Until things get personal.
The Angry Vagabonds
Price: Free! Words: 550. Language: British English. Published: October 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.25)
A fantasy tale set when animals still spoke, and how one such group lost that power.
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Smashwords book reviews by Ray Daley

  • Bucketheads on May 12, 2011

    Kinda odd but in a good way, your initial description of the robots makes them sound like The Iron Man (by Ted Hughes). It peters out at the end like you ran out of ideas, I would have liked it to have been longer. Good read though.
  • Surviving the Fog on May 12, 2011

    This is a right cracking read, well paced, good characters. Deep in the right places and very well written indeed. I'm certainly up for more of the same!
  • The Last Marathon on May 24, 2011

    You may have run all those marathons but you still haven't learned how to leave a line space after a paragraph. Makes it VERY difficult to read.
  • Marooned on July 18, 2011
    (no rating)
    before publishing this you might want to learn how to add linespaces between paragraphs. in its current state its an unreadable clusterfuck of an ebook. and thats being polite. fix it.
  • EarthStar: A Steampunk Space Opera - Prelude on July 20, 2011

    The story itself is good enough but its spoiled by the fact the author never took the time to proof read or properly format his output. Line spaces between paragraphs are an occasional after thought and there are a few spelling mistakes as well. If these minor points were fixed this would be a pretty decent release.
  • The Day I Burned The Outhouse Down on Aug. 03, 2011

    I hate to be the one to point out AV fuel has an EXTREMELY high combustion point and that mere matches wouldn't set fire to it. If you'd bother to Google "if a lit match is dropped into JP-4, ignition does not occur." I now offically call bullshit!
  • Aupes on Oct. 19, 2011
    (no rating)
    I finished this yesterday, the start isn't great and could use a bit of work. I would have liked to have had a bit more time on Earth to learn about what caused the poisonous clouds (if its explained in the book then I clearly missed it). I guess Les read the final book in the Forever War trilogy as the sections about the Earth colony are almost identical to Haldemans book, thats not a bad thing as Haldeman is a good writer and Les has emulated him well. The endings not fantastic either, I had the feeling the return to Earth would prove more fruitful so generally the middle (founding and building the colony & working with the Aupsians) is what redeems this work. I'd look forward to reading any more of your work though Les. This was a good read.
  • All Geeked Up on Oct. 23, 2011

    There really needs to be a table of contents or some kind of intro that explains this is supposed to be 3 different stories under 1 main title as I reached the end of story one (which had no real ending, no outcome and left me very annoyed that no resolutions had been reached) and was confused to suddenly be reading a completely whole other story without any warning or indication of THE END. If this book was proofread then it wasn't done well with silly mistakes like rode for road and where for were as well as hypenated words that didn't need to be. Story 1 is terrible, there's WAY too much back story for the characters involved and not enough actual content of story proper. I'm a few pages into story 2 and about to give up on it because you are told she's the most boring character there is so I don't see anything to gain from reading her angle. Using different sized fonts for different stories (and internal thought monologues) was a VERY bad idea and is also intially confusing until you turn a few pages and realise why the font has changed. Again, something the author could have explained in a short intro. I will try to finish this if I can, I can't see me enjoying it though. If the author does read this comment, consider taking this book offline to write an explanatory intro about that its 3 different stories, do thoughts ONLY as smaller font and explain that in the intro and do all 3 stories in the same sized font also fixing the spelling mistakes. I'll have to read some of his other stuff to see if they are as meandering as this.
  • Light and Dark on Nov. 28, 2011
    (no rating)
    Finally a sensible ghost hunter! I really need to introduce you to those idiots from TAPS.
  • Dead Land, Malachi and Sebastian on Nov. 28, 2011
    (no rating)
    "This is the first chapter of the post-apocalyptic anthology". Erm, NO. second. Hatch was first.
  • To End It All on Jan. 23, 2012

    For a short its well written, could use a slightly stronger and more defininitive feeling ending though. Nice work!
  • One Man Army: Part One on Feb. 25, 2012

    try proof reading at least 4 times before you upload, some sentences appear to have words missing so don't make sense. You should always captilize the first letter in a name (which you both do then don't, terrible habit, get out of it now!). Smashwords frowns on ppl uploaded incomplete stories. If you're gonna write something, finish it, then upload it.
  • The Recycling Kid on Feb. 27, 2012

    It seems I have to rewrite my original review as the author didn't quite get my intended meaning. This a GOOD read. A VERY good read. It's detailed enough to give great imagery but because I read a lot of horror it's something I have definitely seen before. Mr Stark's work looks more like that of a professional writer. Someone who has been doing it for at least a decade & who has sold enough of his work to be able to make a decent amount of money. It does remind me of IT by Stephen King (which isn't a bad thing, it's an excellent book), but it felt too much like that piece. Some writing can be too good, and make you suspect the "writer" of not having "written" all of it. I am NOT saying that is the case here. It's more than possible to use similar situations and make them your own, I know I've done it plenty of times. Edwin seems to have a pretty good horror mindset, I think he'll do well in this genre (his cyberpunk is pretty damn good too!) and look forward to seeing more in this series. I've now read a couple of Mr Starks samples and one thing is certain, he can write very well indeed. I was surprised to discover English isn't his 1st language as this particular title is exceptionally detailed. A.I. Rebellion did display the hallmarks of someone still picking up the little nuances of the English langauge. But it did remind me William Gibson. So Mr Stark has managed to emulate 2 of my favourite authors very well. My one piece of advice for his horror town? Perhaps consider anagramming the towns name, It was immediately obvious where you were going once you said what it was called. But otherwise? Keep up the good work.
  • Yesterday, I died (The Devil's Forge) on March 27, 2012

    That's a right cracking little read for such a short story. Nice Going!
  • Ménage à Moi on April 18, 2012

    It makes a change to read erotica written by someone who actually does sound like they've HAD sex more than once. Unlike a lot I tend to see.
  • Socks on April 22, 2012

    Instead of sticking to a thousand word limit, you should develop this into something longer. It'd be cool to see the world before, perhaps as a prologue so you can meet some the characters who go underground. Maybe learn about the bombing & the reasons behind it. develop out the quest for the library, the discovery then the search for the equipment to read it. possibly even have a few inserts from the ppl in the bunker. I reckon you have more than enough to work into a novella here. Go for it!
  • Perry's requiem. on April 23, 2012

    This isn't half bad for a short, spotted a spelling mistake though. "A raven haired mad sat up". You probably meant man? Lose that 6 at the end too. Both easily fixed though. Zombies unlike any I've read about before, impressive. More, please!
  • Baby, It's Cold Outside on May 10, 2012

    An interesting idea, using the lyrics of a well known song to base a story around. Quite cleverly done.
  • Ian's Gang - The Bad Ian on May 20, 2012
    (no rating)
    Aren't you selling this on Amazon as well? So releasing it here is in violation of your Amazon contract.
  • The Gift on May 24, 2012
    (no rating)
    This would be a lot easier on the eyes with paragraph breaks in it.
  • Cemetery Tree on May 28, 2012

    once you fixed the fact you had put up a blank instead of a story this actually wasn't half bad. It could easily be developed into something longer as it has the basic back story established here
  • Frontier 9 on May 28, 2012

    paragraph breaks would greatly aid the readability of this.
  • The War Machine on June 26, 2012

    hmm, interesting but that ending really fizzles out. could do with a bit of tweaking. Its also a bit hard to think anyone making something doesn't kow (or bother asking anyone) how what they are making is used pretty much right away.
  • What really happened at Roswell? on June 26, 2012

    Change the cover, it gives the story away WAY too much.
  • The Island - Part 1 on June 26, 2012
    (no rating)
    Unless you are releasing the MOBI/PRC version of this on Amazon I am a bit puzzled why you chose to publish every format but those here on Smashwords? The Kindle exists.
  • 7:45 Evil Time on July 12, 2012

    Hard to read? Insanely hard to read! Seriously, learn what a line space is.
  • Diary of Infection: The Turning on July 31, 2012
    (no rating)
    any chance of you fixing the info mettags on all 3 of these so they don't show up with terrible tmp filenames on the Kindle?
  • Why 'The Devil Came Down to Georgia' Is a Stupid Song on Aug. 30, 2012

    Pretty funny
  • Samuel the Sliding Sausage - Boodles HooHa House Origins on Oct. 10, 2012
    (no rating)
    Unfortunately all the images are missing.
  • Flesh Eaters on Oct. 12, 2012

    My review of Flesh Eaters by Alisha Adkins. This is a very well formatted weird little horror/survival piece that's long enough to be considered a book but also short enough to be considered a novella. It's a fairly easy read as it's so well laid out with very good chapter lengths which aren't too long as to leave you feeling bored. The book progresses along nicely and lends itself to a very easy reading experience. We follow the life of Adrienne (whose name and in fact also gender we don't learn until chapter 4!). Adrienne's introduction is weird and never really explained, how she got to where she started could stand to be expanded a little but her meeting with Timmy and travels with him show a softer side to her personality. It initially appears to be a horror book about zombies and there's a nice little inner debate about "Does eating zombie flesh turn you into a zombie" which is very well thought out. The existance of guns in England (as the piece is mainly set in London but no specific location is mentioned which is clever as it means the author doesn't have to reference specific landmarks and it's left to the readers mind to establish scenery and location, very cleverly done and rather sneakily too!) is explained very well, I gave Alisha an A+ for that idea. I also like the usage of song lyrics at the beginning of each part, they reflect the content very well. Along the way we are fed various bits of useful information such as zombies will keep eating even if they can't process food (A rather awesomely disgusting description worthy of anything written by Shaun Hutson follows that), we also discover that with most food sources used up canabalism is quickly accepted as the norm. There are some nice references to pop culture such as the character John Locke (wasn't he the guy in the wheelchair from LOST?) and I thought it was very cool that Alisha showed some love for Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails. I have apologise for being anal and point out the mistake of saying Tabula Rosa (I assume Alisha meant Rasa?) talking about a blank slate. The story moves along well enough, initially its the survival against zombies but then it's the survival against hunger then other people. There are a few odd ideas, like zombies have bad peripheral vision (its a useful plot device that's never really used though) or that the zombies in England are so stupid they have no idea how to leave the country. I assume there Alisha forgot they might eventually discover the Euro Tunnel. Eventually the group Adrienne joins (and subsequently leaves) starts to implode by killing each other as sources for food when things get increasingly more desperate. Adrienne eventually seals her own fate (after a terrible occurance I won't spoil) and leaves to live in the country as she starts to cut herself up for food. It's odd ending to a very weird but very readable piece that will stand up to many re-reads too. Highly recommended!
  • Teeny Time Travel Tales on Oct. 30, 2012

    Interesting little collection, seems to have covered most time travel tropes.
  • Survivor on Feb. 03, 2013

    It's not entirely terrible. Factually you need to learn how DNA works (not the way you think it can here, go watch Blade Runner and Roy Batty talking to Eldon Tyrell near the end) and how people recycle used rifle rounds (also not the way you describe, your magnet method is totally unnecessary because there are boxes designed to catch ejected rounds). On the whole its not a bad story, gets into the idea easily enough. Worth carrying on with, maybe go twice as long next time.
  • Hunting Comp. on June 10, 2013

    Kinda reminds me of Ray Bradbury's "A Sound of Thunder" which inspired the story which inspired you. Nice twist at the end and the science sounds pretty cohesive too! Oh, and thanks for all the reads & reviews. Most appreciated.
  • My first time visiting an escort to be dressed as a girl (Part 1) on July 01, 2013
    (no rating)
    certainly needs a re-read for proofing, adding an "End of part 1" might avoid confusion when the story fizzles out to nothng.
  • A Halo Too Deep (a flash fiction story) on Oct. 24, 2013

    I'm not a history buff or expert on greek myths but I know weird when I read it and I liked this for its weirdness!
  • Notes from Underground: A Cold War Missileer Goes Home on Dec. 09, 2013

    A bit disappointing to be honest, I half expected this to be a memoir of his time but comparing it to modern times.
  • Tale from Omega Station: Accidents Will Happen on Dec. 11, 2013

    I've been enjoying these so far but did I miss number 8 being released?