Nerine Dorman originally recommended Promise of Blood to me, and as soon as I’d downloaded the sample I knew I’d need to read the whole book. Fantasy is one of those genres that can easily tread the same old tired, worn path, but not so for Brian McClellan – yes, his book features magic and ancient gods, […]
I walk up the street and the darkness of the early hours surrounds me. Flickering street lights hum among bare tree branches. Silhouettes dance across shuttered shop fronts. A fox lurks behind a phone box and noses through discarded food wrappers. The low drone of occasional traffic ceases. For a few moments, no cars pass. […]
I’m pleased to announce I have a story in a new anthology! The Best of Luna Station Quarterly: The First Five Years features FIFTY stories by women writers who have all appeared in Luna Station Quarterly, and it has an absolutely stunning cover by Hugo Award-winning artist Julie Dillon. My story is The Sought After Smile, a fantasy […]
The Academy boasted many fine laboratories, practice suites and classrooms, but if Jyx had to choose his favourite place, then it was surely the library. For one thing, it was the only room in the entire building where he didn’t feel out of place. His shabby and mended robes matched the cracked spines and moth-eaten […]
This story is now out for submission! This flash was inspired by a comment from Nerine Dorman about a misspelling, turning homemade goods into DIY deities!
The bow scrapes across the strings, tentative at first, and faltering notes tumble into the twilight. As the prelude gives way to the melody, the bow glides back and forth, and delicate fingers caress the neck of the instrument. I remember those fingers, so long and pale, even in life. The violin sings its mournful […]