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.
As rain cascaded from the night sky, Sam and James sprinted from the house, pulling down from their pedestals the jack-o’-lanterns attempting to protect the Halloween display. Above them rolled a wave of rumbles as streaks of lightning back-lit the blackened clouds. A howling wind whipped in from the north, rustling the crisp October leaves.… Read more He Lost His Head
Grandmother used to say that someday all girls must leave home and move to a big city, for one reason or another. Scarlet can still hear her voice, her dire warnings. And now sure enough, she finds herself dazzled by glass and steel, by crowds of faces. Thankful for the sense of invisibility in this… Read more The Liberation of Scarlet Little
Sometimes, sailors get their hearts stolen at sea. It happens at night, to the poor fools who think they can brush off centuries of wisdom as mere superstition, old people’s tales for a slow day at the tavern. “Never brave the night alone,” say the folks who have seen the terrible light of the anglerfish,… Read more Architecture of a heart
Kitsune, one tail Peach lips round and ripe, she flees her captor and wanders the forests of Hokkaido, relying on the kindness of wolves for wintering. Kitsune, five tails She places her foot on the stair to check the strap of her pump, outlining the calf muscle peeping through the slit of her navy pencil… Read more Kitsune Takes Over the World