David Grigg is a retired software developer who lives in Melbourne, Australia. He worked in the field of interactive multimedia for over two decades, and has also worked in public relations and as a journalist and sub-editor.
During the 1970s and 1980s, David was deeply involved in the science fiction fan community, publishing fanzines and helping organize SF conventions, eventually becoming Chairman of the 43rd World SF Convention held in Melbourne in 1985.
In recent years he has returned to his old love of writing fiction. He is the author of a number of professionally published short stories and two short fantasy novels for teens. Collections of his stories and novels are available for purchase on his website at:
You can also find him at https://megatheriums.com and https://narratorium.com.
The Riddling: that’s what Britons call the day that their world was pierced full of Holes. Mysterious portals to and from other planets, huge and tiny, appear everywhere, causing chaos. In this midst of this disaster, a father must struggle to help his family escape. This is only one of many fascinating short stories by David R. Grigg.
What caused the mysterious explosion which tore apart the research center and spread radioactive pollution over the city? It was Stephen Tang's job to find out. But what he discovered was even more terrifying than the original blast.
Novelette, approx 12,500 words.