Down by the greasy waters of Scotland's industrial east coast, in the shadows of a rotting shipyard, two small boys were throwing rocks at the remains of a dead cat. They were an awkward pair; one short, skinny and dark, the other tall, fat and as pale as the skin on a glass of curdled … Continue reading Kings of Fife
The Swell Season Banksia bushes sprawled down the side of the house and raced into the dense Australian scrub at the end of the yard. Their flaming flowers were heavy in the dying sunlight, and seemed to dance as the fat bees clambered around them. Sarah focused on the banksias blinking through the computer screen, … Continue reading Alone Apart
The first icy tendrils of winter slithered through the distant gumtrees and across the battered farm, so Father clutched the woman he loved just a little closer. They sat together on the balcony, wrapped in a thick blanket, with a spectacular array of stars opening up before them. Nothing was said. Nothing needed to be … Continue reading Nothin’ Shakin’ But The Leaves On The Trees
Nothin' Shakin' is a new writing project designed to show my ability at working with different styles, and challenge me as an author. Most of the stories are between 500 and 1000 words, are written inside an hour, and cover everything from sci-fi and horror to romance and comedy. The rules are simple; I whip … Continue reading What is Nothin’ Shakin’?