Thirteen Maidens

Thirteen Maidens

Olly loves stone circles. Jason loves Olly, and so begins a week’s holiday monument-hopping in Wiltshire. But is it really dangerous to dance among the stones?

When the young couple book into a chintzy, traditional guest-house in rural Wiltshire, they’re set to experience all the delights of a break in the English countryside. For a start, it never seems to stop raining.

Jason doesn’t share his boyfriend’s enthusiasm for ancient monuments – or his fascination with local circle, the Thirteen Maidens – but, as he evaluates what this time means to him, and to Olly, it becomes clear that the stones exert a strange pull over them both.

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The Night Shift

The Night Shift

The Night Shift

Animal Control Officer Rebecah Pearsall hates working the night shift. As a full moon rises over Seattle, there are even more crazy people than usual roaming the streets, and Becah really doesn’t need any more complications. But an encounter behind the local pizzeria brings her into contact with the strangest dog she’s ever seen – and Gabe, who really isn’t your average black-leather-clad elf….

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Courting Seraphs

Courting Seraphs, in Bloody Parchment: The Root Cellar and other stories (anthology)

Bloody Parchment: The Root Cellar and Other Stories, featuring 'Courting Seraphs'

 

Bloody Parchment is the international literary festival component of the annual South African Horrorfest event. The Root Cellar and other stories comprises creepy tales from 2012’s winner, Toby Bennett, runners-up Anna Reith and Chris Limb, and other finalists.

Courting Seraphs by Anna Reith: Ouseman Fahd is unusual. Somewhere along the line between life and death, mortality and the infinite, he walks. And where Ouseman walks, the seraphs watch. Continue reading