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.
The first time it happens, I find her cowering next to the washing machine, her eyes moving behind her lids. What do you see? I whisper, but there is no answer, so I take her hand and lead her back to bed. She mumbles in the dark. The next morning, she cannot remember anything except… Read more Sleepwalking
Once there lived a gravedigger named Benjamin. Benjamin didn’t like grave-digging, but it gave him time to practice his penny whistle. Whenever he dug a grave, he’d dig a little, play a little, dig a little, play a ditty, dig a little, practice his crans, slides, and cuts. Usually the family had their service, cried,… Read more Better Late than Forever
Tim sat at the small, round wooden table near the door of his one room cottage and looked at nothing in particular. The morning light had long since given way to afternoon, and the breeze came in through the mud-daubed cracks in the walls, carrying with it the scent of the drying meadows just outside,… Read more The Bellwether
She hesitates at the edge of the dancefloor. The Rococo ballroom is excessive, intimidating – alabaster, gold leaf, crystal chandeliers, and mirrors. There’s stylised acanthus in every design, its twisted asymmetry disturbs her. Too much. Too much. Her feet are hurting. Her stomach is queasy. She remembers the advice Elvie gave her, stretches her arms… Read more Codemother