Monthly Archives: February 2017

Short Story: Timelines

“How do you keep them separate in your head? I’d have thought you’d be constantly getting them mixed up.” Sara was rummaging in her toolbox for something to undo a stubborn nut in the cabinet between us. Given the amount … Continue reading

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My Private Audience

I have a small number of people who have the option to read the stories I write a little earlier than anyone else. They are at one and the same time my cheerleaders and editorial eyes.  They quite often manage … Continue reading

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Short Story: Brains of the Operation

We stopped using the word apocalypse after the third uprising in as many years. The first dawn of the dead had been an uncomfortable time, it’s true, and the body count had been horrendous. Unlike the heroes and heroines of … Continue reading

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Short Story: Aaron

The advert for Zeiss optics was looping – or at least the uncorrupted part of the media file was anyway. A thirty second hymn of luxury visuals reduced to three or four seconds of a focusing and refocusing artificial eye … Continue reading

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Tired

I need a holiday, there’s no two ways about it. Fortunately I only have to make it through next week and I can spin into neutral for a while – but I’m definitely fading. I can tell this is true … Continue reading

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Short Story: Decision

(Trigger Warning for suicidal ideation) The clock is ticking as you consider your options. If it wasn’t such a cliché you’d probably just step off right now and let what happens next…happen. The problem is that what you do next … Continue reading

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Short Story/Drabble: The Weapon

I’d heard many of the trophies taken in the Ninety Second War were virtual: snapshots of archives, or copies of entire databases. There were physical prizes though: confiscated possessions such as high status cars or particularly well-situated houses with lavish … Continue reading

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