A Haunting above Thornthwaite: A Cumbrian Ghost Story

Sunshine on Barf. Stop being childish, that's the name of the hill. I am a changed man. It's not the cuts, breaks and scrapes, nor is it the scars that will undoubtedly mark my flesh for the remainder of my days. It is my understanding of the world around me, my vision, if you will, … Continue reading A Haunting above Thornthwaite: A Cumbrian Ghost Story

This is a straight line.

This is a straight line. These are all straight lines. If you happen to live on the surface of a sphere, this is a straight line.  If you live on a space station orbiting a sphere, this is a straight line.And since we all live in a gravitationally-curved, non-Euclidian universe,this might be a straight line too.∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼If this … Continue reading This is a straight line.

“Peter Rabbit” rewritten in the style of a Marvel Comic

Here's a little Easter egg for you: the story of Peter Rabbit rewritten in the style of a Marvel/DC action comic by none other than GEBen. GEBen didn't provide any artwork, so you'll have to make do with the photo above. The research team at CDCAAHFA suspects GEBen was actually writing a screen treatment in … Continue reading “Peter Rabbit” rewritten in the style of a Marvel Comic

An early Halloween story, inspired by Oliver Rackham’s “Woodlands”

© Nevit Dilmen. CC BY-SA 3.0 As some of you know, I have been working my way through Grad Bernart’s research notes, preparing them for publication in a new, critical edition. A few weeks ago, I told you about (and stupidly tried) one of the grad’s experiments in communicating with trees. Here is a follow … Continue reading An early Halloween story, inspired by Oliver Rackham’s “Woodlands”

A Very Short Story #2, Pride Goes Before

As with the first VSS, this was originally written for one of the monthly challenges at SFFChronicles. The theme was "return to earth" and the style, steampunk. Enjoy! Pride Goes Before On a weathered scrap of paper found caught in a hedgerow: Success! The new gas has sent the Ykerios twice as high as any … Continue reading A Very Short Story #2, Pride Goes Before

A very short story

Here's a very short story. It's a slightly modified version of a story I posted on SFF Chronicles last month as part of a writing challenge on the theme "gods and goddesses". If you're not already familiar with it, check out the Chrons at https://www.sffchronicles.com/ This story isn't hugely sci-fi or fantasy (how's that for … Continue reading A very short story