Stories

The Oracle of His Ashes

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In the dreaming spires of Oxford, a professor finds an ancient incantation, given by a witch to the last pagan king of Mercia…​

You Reap What You Sow

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Dodging the devil is a tricky game, and our character learns this through years of cunning and necromancy passed down by the generations of women before her.​

Ida’s Harp​

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Strange are the things you sometimes find washed up by the side of the river. Stranger still are the people who might collect them…​

Alchemy

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As a coal-fired power station nears the end of its life, an elderly engineer finds it hard to let go…​

PL8ES

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A returned soldier with PTSD finds himself working as a driver for an old army friend. His first shift doesn’t go to plan when he starts to see signs. Signs in the license plates, orders meant just for him. And he’ll do anything for the mission…

Devlin Parade

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When a corrupt official puts the kibosh on attempts to save their neighbourhood from demolition, the members of a Community Land Trust cut through the red tape and make their final appeal… to a force more powerful and terrifying than even the most dedicated government bureaucrat. ​

Distress and Calling

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Every night, when her dad is asleep, Bretta creeps downstairs and listens to the voice in the boiler room…

Stork

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When eleven-year-old Sheffielder, Matthew, goes in search of his missing kittens, he discovers dark forces at work on Ruskins Road…​

So Much To See

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When the circus comes to town promising ‘So much to see…and kids go free!’ it provides a welcome diversion for busy single mum Hannah. But she soon discovers that unspeakable nightmares lurk behind the canvas flap of the big top…

In the Tomb of the Red King

A tip-off from a local stranger sends Francis, a keen archaeologist, to an ancient tomb in Cornwall. Fiction by Hank Belbin.​..