Gods, monsters and everything in between, from the depths of the oceans to the shadows under the bed. The flicker at the corner of your eye and the candles guttering. Myths. Legends. Folklore. Fantasy, fables and faeries. Dragons, deities and daemons. Everything with a speculative edge.
Billy Sidebottom’s squad patrolled their area of responsibility in Helmand Province for three hours. Some brief engagements with Taliban hostiles. Other times picking through junk left behind to clear them of IEDs. A craggy desert that was impossible to wash off after the heat baked it into your skin. Plus, no running water. He didn’t… Read more His Bones Are Coral Made
Footprints, deep enough, big feet but narrow. The mud deeply impressed, tracks leading down the path. Whatever made them was tall and heavy. Solid, not human, or not all human. Alana walked on past the tracks towards the slopping path to Horseshoe Cove. The two dogs on high alert at her side. Pippa, a large… Read more Horseshoe Cove
ἔστι μοι κάλα πάις χρυσίοισιν ἀνθέμοισιν my girl is pretty in her gown of gold roses —Sappho I am on guard, and I have been ever since he plucked me from the field I called home. I have the luxury to languish no longer—not among the flowers, not on my own throne—but I must stand… Read more Bloom and Wilt
Nobody knows how the Navigators found their way to the island of Toroa; not even them. It is said that the Navigators could cross from one end of the world to the other. They could find land by reading the currents, wind and waves, birds and fish, as well as the sun and the stars.… Read more The Navigators of Toroa