Fab news! Two more of my stories have been accepted by Black Hare Press for their free lockdown anthologies. Travellin' Light won 2nd prize in the Scribble Summer Competition back in 2009 and was printed in Scribble magazine. Readers of the mag made some lovely comments about the story, so I'm hoping readers of the Phantom #2 anthology will enjoy Travellin' Light too.
My story Fifth Summer will appear in Fantasy #2. I wrote this several years ago and thought I had lost it, as I deleted a load of stuff from my computer. But recently I found it! It has never been published, so I'm pleased it will appear in print soon. Fifth Summer is written in the form of a magazine article reproducing a 'found' page of a long-lost journal. Read it and the clues within it should give you an idea of what may have happened to Sylvirah Oakbriar after she wrote her journal...
Both of these anthologies will be free of charge and available during the Coronavirus Lockdown of 2020.
The Oceans anthology is out now! It is full of 100-word stories (drabbles) set on or in the ocean. This is #9 in the Dark Drabbles series by Black Hare Press. And it includes my story The Artist. I can't wait to see it in the book, and to read all the other stories in there!
If you want to check Oceans out, either click the pic above, or click here. My thanks to the Black Hare Press team for the lovely fishy pic.
Black Hare Press have several writing opportunities on their site, so have a look and then have a go at writing and submitting your own stories. I wish I'd found them sooner, as I just love their book cover designs.
Those lovely people at Black Hare Press are hard at work on a series of Lockdown anthologies. These anthologies will be free of charge and will be released during the Coronavirus Lockdown only. They will cover genres such as horror, paranormal, sci-fi and fantasy, so you'll have plenty of fiction to stop you getting bored!
My story The Tip Of My Tongue will be reprinted in the Sci-Fi#2 anthology. The Tip Of My Tongue was previously published years ago on Weirdyear and then on Flash Future Review. Both of those sites no longer exist, so I'm pleased my story will be reaching new readers.
I'll let you know when these anthologies are available.