My horror short story, ‘The Fledgling’ will feature in the Tales to Terrify podcast on the 18th of May this year. That’s just one week away, so if you like to hear your horror instead of reading it, head over to the site and check it out. You’ll find podcasts of stories by fabulous authors such as Angela Slatter, Kaaron Warren and Alan Baxter.
Oh, and Stephen King. Excuse me while I run around in mad circles like a toddler let loose after birthday cake.
‘The Fledgling’ explores a mother’s unease with the private school system. If crows give you the creeps, you might want to close your ears.
If you liked ‘The Fledgling’, have a look at some of my other published short stories.
There was a guy who worked at my local supermarket who never said a word. I always thought that he would have a really interesting story.
Sadly, both he and the local supermarket have long gone so I can’t ask him. What I did instead was write a story about how I thought his first day at a new job would be in the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse.
Not so hard, right? Except that the zombie infection only takes super healthy people: the ones who get up at 4am to cross-train for two hours before refuelling with a kale, quinoa and protein booster smoothie. The ones who get to the gym twice a day and run ultramarathons. Can you imagine zombies with that level of fitness? If you can and you’d like to read about it, my story, ‘The Zoo of All Things’ will feature in the After the Rebirth anthology brought out by TANSTAAFL press in April this year. Would you survive the rebirth?