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.
Next on our list is the former town librarian. Nancy Petersen was a woman that died in a spectacular fashion in 1998.
Damon learns escape is not as easy as he might have hoped.
We passed the halfway point of the To The Nines Award with a cracking selection of stories for our serial award, you all know the usual suspects plying their unique stories, we’ve covered just about every major genre, from horror […]
Part 6 of our scintillating To The Nines Award.
Eddie did a bad bad thing… Or did he.
Our narrator turns from villain to hero in Part 5 of Daniel Norrish’s second serial.
Matthew’s mother may be hiding something in part 5 of the Old Ones serial.
Damon and the others plan their escape.
The Marsden Creek City Council had some well-respected and much loved leaders over the years. But few have ever demanded the respect of the people as Mayor Bruce Kingsley. He represented his people enthusiastically and they loved him for it.
Our Heroes come to an agreement in part 5 of Georgia Willis’ shape shifting epic.
Part 5 of Ian Harrison’s tough guy noir. The Flying Without a Net Knack By Ian Harrison For the ‘To the Nines’ Award Part 5 Second time in a week, four familiar thugs approach. Last time, preparedness meant diddly-squat. I […]
Is love reason enough? That’s the question C. R. Gardner asks in Part 5 of The Two Faced Goddess.
Over the past couple of months we’ve had the opportunity to experience story creation in a new way, as it happens. For each part of the serial award, we’re invited to not only read the story, but predict how it […]
A secret is revealed in Part 4 of the Accused series by Daniel Norrish.
The cirus is in town and our hero is the one to play the clown.
Our lupine narrator finds himself trapped like a dog.
The Two Faced Goddess – The Door C.R. Gardner To The Nines Award Part 4 ‘Leave it!’ said Sofia Erris Eritrayeaux, as the Prince knelt to pick up the pulsating ring. ‘Nobody touches it but me,’ she said, scooping […]
It’s likely that no one has ever described Marsden Creek as ‘progressive’. The wives still cook the meals and the men go to work. However, in 1982 a young woman named Cathy Pringle broke free of the shackles of […]
Antonio reveals the starling truth about what they are really up to beneath the ground.
Blood on My Hands By Sophie Macdonald, for the To the Nines Award (pt 4) Sam is working late. I’m curled in the armchair, glass of red wine in one hand, photo album on my lap, and Chopin’s Nocturne playing […]
Damon encounters the unexpected in part four of The Plantation by Lydia Trethewey.
Part 5 of the To The Nines Serial Fiction Award is due on the 31st July 2016
A compelling third installment for this week’s shortlist, Part 3 of the To The Nines Award. Let’s recap: It kicks off with Lydia Trethewey, who inches us deeper into the rabbit hole in the part 3 of the ‘cult classic’ […]
Dark forces play across worlds in part 3 of the Two Faced Goddess.
Richard faces some cold facts about what did (and didn’t) happen the night previous.
Now, my loyal followers, we travel back to 1975 to a dark day where the population of Marsden Creek dropped by thirteen.