The Things They Know Sophie L Macdonald For the To The Nines Award Part 7 “Lisa? Are you okay?” I feel a cool hand on my shoulder. I stay on all fours for a moment, hands in the earth, […]
Sorry about another portrait image, it has to be this way up 🙂
The Battle For the Bonus Series Daniel Norrish To The Nines Award: Part 7 Warning, this story is very violent 🙂 “They must be killed!” I screamed as the underground chamber was divided by patches of golden lamplight. Small circles […]
The past is painted in blood and Tangerine.
Remember Cathy Pringle? ‘The Killer Cook’ the newspaper called her. Well, she comes in at number three on our list.
Elegance, beauty, pain, desire. The dance continues.
Sylvia knows the truth about love. In fact, she’s mad for it. Ten Thousand Days in the Life of Sylvia Rigby By Andrew Szemeredy For the “Everything is Everything” Award “Don’t leave me now… darling, don’t, please… I am begging […]
They had a good run.
Everyone’s having a bad day. Some have got it worse.
“For this to work, we must act in unison. There can be no hold-outs.”
Magic powder smugglers put the Coast Guard off the scent.
Captain Pike’s ghost ship, the Argonauta, is the most feared airship in the skies. But when he can’t resist easy pickings on the way back to port, he and his crew get a nasty shock.
Taibald’s not much of a fighter, but he needs what’s in that pewter box.
WOLVES is a new serial award asking for authors to think (and write) about changelings, loners, packs, territory and most importantly, all things lupine. Read the shortlist below. The Forest | Daryn Govender On a routine drive home from work […]
A routine drive with deadly consequences. The Forest Daryn Govender For The Wolves I Award Despite having our opening hours stuck on the door, the large glowing sign in the carpark, and on our website, it still seems like we […]
Hunted: Part 1 Jeanette Stampone For Wolves 1 Award Dad flings open the cupboard door and grabs the gun, dropping two bullets into the barrel. “Come on Toby,” he says. “Let’s go hunting.” I am curled up beside the fire with […]
The things we do to protect our pups.
The wolf pack are sharpening their claws.
Diary entries span decades in the search for new heart.
Sadie returns in Amazing Grace. Amazing Grace Madeline Pettet For the Wolves I Award The wind played havoc with her senses. Overhead, the full moon’s light was strobed by the shaking, shivering branches. Vibrant smelling leaves whipped by her snout, […]
Spirit wards are in the bones.
Puppy Love Part 6 Georgia Willis To The Nines Award Part 6 My fingers drummed patiently on the cool stone throne. Messengers had been pestering me all day; trying to bring me the news I wanted to hear. None had […]
A promise is fulfilled in death.
Once upon a time there was a lady who made toys. She lived in the woods, and one day she found nine dead babies in the snow.
Within: Part 6 of The Bonus Series Daniel Norrish To The Nines Part 6 I’m so ashamed of my eagerness in that moment. I just didn’t think; it was like I was drunk on the idea that I had a purpose, […]
Shadows cross paths with lethal consequences.
Bread and butter stuff.
Damon learns escape is not as easy as he might have hoped.
Jealousy sparks tension as too climbers reach into the depths. Lothar Lanz John Falconer For the Eighth Wonder Award They usually tell you not to look down – Lothar was well past that. There was a small pick on his […]
The Pizza Daryn Govender The Eighth Wonder Award Did you know that we’ve only explored less than five percent of the ocean? Me neither. It covers most of our planet yet we’re more interested in going off to space. I […]