The Girl from a Thousand Fathoms, Chapter 42 – A Friendly Visit

Chapter 42 – A Friendly Visit Never before had Mrs Woosencraft been concerned about leaving the front door on the latch. As she looked at the three women in her tiny front garden she wondered if Tim hadn’t been right … Continue reading

The Girl from a Thousand Fathoms, Chapter 41 – Ekad’s Justice

Chapter 41 – Ekad’s Justice Banipal visited his nephew at the site of his home in the ‘new city’ on the western bank of the Euphrates. He admired the size of the plot of land then sat under an awning … Continue reading

The Girl from a Thousand Fathoms, Chapter 40 – Mr Man

Author’s Note: Hello, I’m now back after two blissful and very productive weeks writing and relaxing on the beach. Thank you for your patience, the story now continues…. Chapter 40 – Mr Man Tim tried to lose himself in work. … Continue reading

The Girl from a Thousand Fathoms, Chapter 39 – Off Limits

Author’s note: Dear reader, I’m away on the beach for the next two weeks – sea, sun, and ice-creams! Rest assured writing will be taking place, but the internet may be in short supply. I hope – and plan – … Continue reading

The Girl from a Thousand Fathoms, Chapter 38 – Between her Toes

Chapter 38 – Between Her Toes The room was dark, the air humid and close. Dolores, Imelda and Electra lay completely under the covers. Dolores’ legs made short, kicking motions. Inky blackness was all around as they sank deeper and … Continue reading

Review: There is A Way to Live Forever – Terry Grimwood

There is a Way to Live Forever is an excellent title, and this new collection from Terry Grimwood contains some very good stories too. Sharp, controlled, concise stories, always with a human edge to the horrors. I particularly liked “The … Continue reading

The Girl from a Thousand Fathoms, Chapter 37 – His Secret Heart

Chapter 37 – His Secret Heart Over the course of the day Persistent Smith and the Hand explored their new home inside the ducting. Smith slid from floor to floor down the slopes and elbowed up the ramps. The layout … Continue reading

Virtual Societies

I discovered the Aristasians yesterday, via a friend who is far more knowledgeable about things esoteric than me. Even they were surprised to never have heard of them before. According to the History of Aristasia in Telluria, the Aristasians originally … Continue reading

The Girl from a Thousand Fathoms, Chapter 36 – Tonight We’ll Dream

Chapter 36 – Tonight We’ll Dream Dolores knew something was wrong as soon as she was home. There was a vibe, a coldness that wasn’t cool, a subsonic tension pervaded the room. This room, like its occupants, was elegant and … Continue reading

The Girl from a Thousand Fathoms, Chapter 35 – The Zone

Chapter 35 – The Zone In the same way most of the mass of an iceberg lay unseen below the surface, so did the greater meaning of the front room of number 23. The mantle clock, condiment set, aspidistra and … Continue reading