My story, ‘Broken Wings’, was recently published in Witches vs Wizards by Zombie Pirate Publishing.
The ground rumbles ominously, the earth surging and shifting to the iron will of the powers of old. Lightning sparks the air with forked tongue, darting between two venerable channelers, ragged yet regal, each wrestling wicked tempests to do their bidding. Their magicks are diametrically opposed, their powers equally limitless, their intentions shrouded in mystery; theirs is a battle for the ages. This surely means death for any mere mortal looking on. This is the beginning of the end. This is WITCHES VS WIZARDS. Packed with magical tales of pure unadulterated fantasy, this collection of short stories features eighteen authors from all around the world.
The Kindle and paperback versions are available to buy now from Amazon.
I’m delighted to share the news that another story of mine will be released next month. ‘Broken Wings’ will feature in the Witches vs. Wizards anthology from the great team at Zombie Pirate Publishing. My story features a witch with her back against the wall, forced to turn to lore of old in order to fulfil her fate. I’ll share the purchase links and official blurb when the anthology comes out in October.
In other writing news, I’m completing edits on another short story that was conceived in rather less fortunate circumstances. My beloved godfather passed away, and I chose to write my way through the pain and draw on it as inspiration for a piece of dark psychological horror, tightly-knit with a close focus on the central character and her emotional response to the night’s events. It’s called ‘Anamnesis’ (and there’s a deliberate clue in the title, if you know the word), and I have a venue in mind for it. Hopefully I can send it off in the next couple of days, then it’s back to the Submission Grinder to perform yet more complex rejectomancy.
I have a few more stories out at the moment which I’m feeling hopeful about, and of course, the obligatory submission to Artemis Rising at Pseudopod, my dream market. If you identify as female to any degree, I urge you to submit a story to Pseudopod or one of their sister podcasts before the end of this month. Don’t self-reject!