This flash fiction was sparked by Twitter conversation, and first appeared on NothingAnyGood – a great blog by a short-story author friend, Dan Buri. Do check it out. You’ll be forgiven in seeing some on Neil Gaiman’s works (Stardust in particular) in the inspiration to this story as well. I hope I did it justice. […]

Every Wednesday on twitter, a bunch of authors run a single line short… something. The essence of a story encapsulated in a single tweet, and tagged with #1LineWed. There are some beautiful pieces out there, worth hunting for. Usually there is a theme every week, posted by @RWAKissofDeath. This week was comfort. Here’s mine for this week – I’m […]

This story is a product of prodding from Julia, my wife and inspiration. Her insistence that “sex sells” has led me to do a market research into the currently highest-trending mass-market erotica (dreadful stuff, which left me feeling dirty). I give you now the result, my own take on this popular trope with a uniquely […]

The events in this story take place about three years before those of Murder In Absentia. Felix is hired to deal with some strange sanitation issues. I pushed the burnt body with the toe of my boot. The charred remains shifted, slid, turned over. The face was still barely recognisable, as the burns were from […]