Tuesday, 4 July 2017

New Drabble - The Dreams of the Dead

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It's been a while since I last wrote a drabble (a story that is exactly 100 words long), but inspiration recently hit me with this one :-)

The Dreams of the Dead

I dream the dreams of the dead. The constant hunger for the luminous vibrancy of life burns and subsumes all capacity for reason or feeling. We exist alongside the living world, but it’s shadowed by the veil of our passing.

Our grey existence is eternal, and our hope is singular.

An explosion of light shatters the gloom. A rainbow in human form cast into a glowing shockwave passes through those nearby. For that moment, we glory in the life of the newly departed. All too soon the sensation fades, and our existence is grey once more.

And it sustains me.

You can read some of my other drabbles here: http://thecultofme.blogspot.co.uk/p/100-word-stories.html

Monday, 3 July 2017

Pre-order Best of British Science Fiction 2016 Now

I'm very pleased to announce that the forthcoming Best of British Science Fiction 2016 is now available to pre-order on Kindle. I'm honoured to have a story featured in this collection!


Editor Donna Scott has selected the very best short fiction by British authors published during 2016. Twenty-four stories, from established names and rising stars.

Contents:
Introduction by Donna Scott
Joanne Hall - Arrested Development
Peter F. Hamilton - Ten Love Songs to Change the World
Eric Brown & Keith Brooke - Beyond the Heliopause
Gwyneth Jones - The Seventh Gamer
Nick Wood - Dream-Hunter
Robert Bagnall - Shooting the Messenger
Neil Davies - The Lightship
Liam Hogan - Ana
Jaine Fenn - Liberty Bird
Sarah Byrne - Joined
Ian Watson - Heinrich Himmler in the Barcelona Hallucination Cell
Una McCormack - Taking Flight
Den Patrick - People, Places and Things
Paul Graham Raven - Staunch
Adam Roberts - Between Nine and Eleven
Natalia Theodoridou - Ajdenia
Sylvia Spruck Wrigley - To Catch a Comet
Tricia Sullivan - How to Grow Silence from Seed
Tade Thompson - The Apologists
Ian Whates - Montpellier
Neil Williamson - Foreign Bodies
Michael Brookes - The 10 Second War
Adam Connors - Possible Side Effects
E. J. Swift - Front Row Seat to the End of the World

Pre-order now from Amazon: http://amzn.to/2uBPB1m

Sunday, 2 July 2017

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