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Burning the Stubble by Steven John

We both go down on one knee in the perimeter of the field that grills under the August sun. You take an oily rag from your trouser pocket and, in a single jerk, tear it in two. You press both halves of the rag into the inch of tractor diesel I’ve carried from the barn

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EXIT EARTH Special Offer

To celebrate the upcoming release of HOPEFUL MONSTERS We are offering a whopping 60% off the paperback publication; EXIT EARTH  That’s 24 stories for only £4.99* *(R.R.P. £12.99. Postal charges apply) Simply click on the image below and take advantage of this limited time offer. Discount code will be applied at checkout prior to purchase.

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The Meat Slicer by Michelle Blair Wilker

It was just a simple errand. A bizarre task that could have been accomplished in an afternoon while the sun loomed high, dangling like a burnt tangerine. But it was late, 10:15 by my watch and I hadn’t a clue where we were. The moon cast its spotlight across the Fiat’s rusted hood, which cracked

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The Cave by Marco Etheridge

He was stuck in a crack, wedged tight between walls of rough basalt. His body blocked the only access or egress to the cave. Beyond the entrance crack, a squeeze passage burrowed further into the mountain. The passage was possible as a belly crawl, head turned sideways; a birthing canal carved from rock. Three body

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There’s No Going Back to Absit Gorge by Scott J Moses

Deputy Alan Eichmann watches Mills die on the hardwood floor behind the front desk. Dial-tone humming from the phone dangling above the young man’s body. The snub-nose .38 still warm in Alan’s hand. He lived and died at his post, such a good policeman, Alan thinks, turning his standard issue Model 27 on the two

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SHALLOW CREEK Special Offer

To celebrate the upcoming release of HOPEFUL MONSTERS We are offering a whopping 60% off the paperback publication; SHALLOW CREEK  That’s 21 stories for only £4.99* *(R.R.P. £12.99. Postal charges apply) Simply click on the image below and take advantage of this limited time offer. Discount code will be applied at checkout prior to purchase. Available

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A Girl at the End of the World by Kate Brewer

Day One: The Girl woke up to find her legs tangled in Egyptian cotton and gooseflesh spread across her bare chest.  She blinked twice.  The Man paced up and down at the foot of the bed, his smart black trousers unbuttoned, his white dress shirt and credentials piled on the corner chair.  He fiddled with

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Rite of Passage by Laure Van Rensburg

She had never seen a naked man before. She had glimpsed unclothed parts in isolation at the local pool, parties, the back seat of a car but never a fully assembled body, all parts only covered by skin and hair. Until that night, when she learned you never forget your first time. Spotting an opening

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