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New short story: Earworm Armageddon

I don’t often write SF, but my recent foray into the genre, Earworm Armageddon (about an aurally led subjugation of the Earth, with deaf protagonists fighting the good fight) has been published in Jay Henge’s Wavelengths anthology.

Sometimes communication is not as straightforward as we might expect. From body language to Morse code, conveying messages comes in a wide variety of forms. How do we get our message across?

The stories and novellas in this anthology plumb the depths of the imagination, seeking to understand what might come to be if we were forced to communicate with those who no longer or never did understand us.

Buy Wavelengths

Check out the Fantasy, Horror and SF Short Stories page for more buying options, which I’ll add as they become available.

New Release: A Dream to Build a Kiss On

A Dream to Build A Kiss On is my new contemporary-era Holmes♥Watson romance/adventure from Improbable Press!

The book contains 100 connected stories of only 221 words, the last word of each beginning with the letter B!

The stories are illustrated by Caroline Jennings, representing the sketches of John Watson, army doctor, war veteran, artist.

A Dream to Build A Kiss On  is available for pre-order from several sites and will be out on 8 June as an e-book, and 22 June in paperback.

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Two lonely men. How much will change when they find each other?

John tries to drag his patient to safety.

A bullet breaks his shoulder open.

He spins.

Blood sprays.

He

falls.

“Trixie’s down!” Blue shouts.

Pain.

Pain.

Pain.

John gasps in the dirt. So alone, far from home.

He thinks of Hugh. Is sorry/not sorry.

He thinks of Alice. Weeps.

So alone.

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Sherlock told his brother that the cocaine was about boredom. A half truth.

Does Mycroft know what Musgrave did? Said?

In the early days of this ritual, Sherlock would remember kissing Reggie. Being kissed. No more.

Love is useless. Deceptive. Damaging.


a beckoning hand
Art by Caroline Jennings

If you’re coming to Continuum in Melbourne this weekend (8-11 June 2018) I’ll have advance copies of the paperback for sale!

If you can’t make it there, here are the pre-order sites!