The Girl from a Thousand Fathoms, Chapter 8 – The White Ibex

Chapter 8 – The White Ibex ‘There, see? Stay low, keep quiet and watch her flight.’ Ishkun turned his friend so he could see the path of the bird. ‘Doves fly straight to water. On the way back they take … Continue reading

The Girl from a Thousand Fathoms, Chapter 7 – Little Pests

Chapter 7 – Little Pests Someone was ringing the doorbell and they were ringing it a lot. Long, sustained rings came interspersed with short finger-jabs. Sets of equal-length jangles stretched into a great, drawn-out clamouring, grew shorter and closer together … Continue reading

The Girl from a Thousand Fathoms, Chapter 6 – Persistence

Chapter 6 – Persistence Tim woke slowly, something was – not wrong, just different. Despite last night’s beers it was not a hangover. Roped into an impromptu darts match he had stayed the entire evening. Half-asleep in the pre-dawn light … Continue reading

The Girl from a Thousand Fathoms, Chapter 5 – Dark Waters

Chapter 5 – Dark Waters In the depths of the night Dolores tossed and turned in the grip of a lucid dream, a nightmare agony of fear and desire. More than a dream, it was a message from her lord … Continue reading

The Girl from a Thousand Fathoms, Chapter 4 – Warning Signs (part 2)

Chapter 4 – Warning Signs (cont.) Tim slumped back in his chair and stared at the flies flying their square circles under the ceiling light. Why do they do that? he wondered. Come to that, how do they make right-angle … Continue reading

The Girl from a Thousand Fathoms, Chapter 4 – Warning Signs (part 1)

Chapter 4 – Warning Signs Authors: Note: Gentle reader, as this chapter is quite a long one I decided to split it into two parts and will post part 2 tomorrow.) ~ That narrow flight of stairs behind Tim’s office … Continue reading

The Girl from a Thousand Fathoms, Chapter 3 – Babylon

Chapter 3 – Babylon Low evening sun shone through the glassless window of prince-priest Banipal’s work room. Outside, the ochre mud-brick walls of ancient Babylon glowed golden orange across the city. At the end of a long and tiring day … Continue reading

The Girl from a Thousand Fathoms, Chapter 2 – The Truth

Chapter 2. The Truth The sight of Tim Wassiter’s second ever client made him think that becoming a private investigator was one of his better moves. She was young and she was beautiful. She walked straight through the door and … Continue reading

The Girl from a Thousand Fathoms, Chapter 1 – Midnight

Chapter 1 – Midnight Close to midnight a mermaid came ashore at the bustling resort town of Brighton on the south coast of England. Swimming strongly, she entered the half-mile of water between the town’s two piers. The one to … Continue reading

The Girl from a Thousand Fathoms – a Fantasy Novel

I wrote a fantasy novel called The Girl from a Thousand Fathoms, some time ago. There was little interest from mainstream publishing and I put it aside. Earlier this year I took another look at it, fell right back in … Continue reading