Monthly Archives: July 2017

Billboard in the Desert

It was the mirage that led him to the town. He knew what it was. He’d have died weeks ago if he hadn’t known how to distinguish the desert’s illusions from its reality. But it was as good a direction

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Byron Close

Carys was watching Peppa Pig with Jamie when they kicked the door down. Adrenaline took over. She didn’t remember leaping to her feet, she didn’t remember scooping Jamie into her arms but she was already dashing for the stairs when

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Fiction Review: Blindsight by Peter Watts

A laser is asked to find darkness in a dark room. This will be easy, thinks the laser, how hard can it be to find what I’m surrounded by? Yet wherever the laser looks, all it sees is light. The

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Coldwater Cottage – 18: The Ascent

Previous instalments: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Ian shot through the door and blinked at the grey light bathing the boulders below him. He grabbed his air gauge

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House Share

The morning after our housewarming party, Caroline was in an exuberant mood. “I know! Let’s go on a picnic!” “Not so loud,” groaned Ron from the sofa. He’d been on that sofa when I went to bed at two in

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Coldwater Cottage – 17: The Promise

Previous instalments: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 “I’ve seen your memories. Now I’ve shown you one of mine.” Part of Ian’s mind refused to believe it, but the knowledge

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Tyburn Tree

Dark, late, rain. Bad combination. If Emilia hadn’t been dwelling on the combination as she dashed across Hyde Park, she wouldn’t have turned left instead of right at the Marble Arch exit. But her feet ached from shoes that weren’t

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Coldwater Cottage – 16: The Light

Previous instalments: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 The voice was silent, and Ian began to think the hallucination had passed. He felt sick when he wondered how long he’d spent

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The Unexpected

“Something a tad unexpected happened to me on the way to the office,” I said. “Unexpected?” Sandra’s eyes were wide. “Your sleeve’s hanging off your suit, your toes are poking out of your shoe and you’re meeting the clients in

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