Friday, January 30, 2015

New story at SQ Magazine - The Visitors

My SF flash 'The Visitors' is out now in the January issue of the wonderful SQ Magazine!

The Visitors - SF - 760 words

Nothing was normal, not any more. The word was redundant, obsolete, anachronistic. Normal had taken one look at the visitors and given up.

Read the rest, plus more stories and reviews, at SQ Magazine issue 18

Monday, January 12, 2015

New story at Daily Science Fiction - Wrong Word

My SF flash 'Wrong Word' is free to read at one of my favourite venues, Daily Science Fiction. This piece was inspired by a part of Richard Adams' Watership Down that creeped me out when I first read it over forty years ago (eep!) and has stayed with me ever since. That book is SO not a kids' story.

And it's also just occurred to me that this could be read as a sequel to my earlier DSF story Jump and I'll Catch You  even though it was actually written first. The subconscious is a wonderful thing.

Wrong Word - SF - 818 words

Alliance, that was what you were supposed to call it. Not invasion. Alliance. We're all friends here.

Read the story at Daily Science Fiction.