I’m taken by fractals. They fascinate me. The idea that we are somehow, on the cellular level, smaller images of the universe at large is an extraordinary and BEAUTIFUL example of fractals in nature.
Read more "To mark The Lonely Dark’s ebook release – Behind The Lonely Dark: Part 1"
Eek, normally I have a serial episode up by today, but er…I don’t. No real excuse, it was simply leading up to my eldest spawn’s birthday (he is 15 today) and I sorta ran out of spare time to zip orf a chunk of serial action. That sounds rude. I LIKE it. Right, so, to […]
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A bookshop. Just any bookshop. It shouldn’t be. Margo is aware enough of that for it to hurt just sitting here on the rungs of this ladder that feels so familiar and yet isn’t. Everything feels the same way. Familiar and too strange. As if she’s seen this place on tv, and is busy having […]
Read more "Umwelt: Darkness Flows Like A River Episode 45: Start With One"
If light were given voice, and screamed, what sound would it make? There’s a moment, when Margo pulls the cork from the bottle, and the Radiance realises what she’s done, that she knows that sound intimately. It is not a sound she can hear. It is beyond the capacity of her ears to process. This […]
Read more "Umwelt: Darkness Flows Like A River Episode 44: I Have Seen the Light"
Her task complete, the bottle pressed hard against the soft skin of her breast, Margo holds tight to Vespesian’s body, and waits. Cocooned in pain and darkness, she hopes. Tries not to think. To feel. But there is no cure for thinking. Or feeling. Rolf is within her; she can feel him as sure as […]
Read more "Umwelt: Darkness Flows Like A River Episode 43: What We Do To Survive"
Moe would run. He would run until he broke. Until he could not breathe. Until his heart ruptured within his chest. All the way to Rolf. Into the castle. Into danger. Into the Mother’s arms. Into darkness. The devouring shadow. He would run there freely, if it would take him to Rolf. Instead, he walks. […]
Read more "Umwelt: Darkness Flows Like A River Episode 40: Trials and Strange Company"
The bottle in his hand is too small to feel as heavy as it does. Moe longs to place it back in the cylinder, hide it, but it refuses to be contained, and it desires other hands than his. He can feel its disdain for his touch; feel its desire to be in hands that […]
Read more "Umwelt: Darkness Flows Like A River Episode 39: The Devouring Shadow"
So, I’m participating (again) in the Clarion write-a-thon, you can find my profile here. I’ve edited it a touch since I first decided to re-register, and my new aims (not yet updated, but hopefully soon) are at least 1k a day, with aspirations of up to 3k. My over-arching goal being to finish a little […]
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Rolf wakes, stifling a scream as nerves driven to hysteria cry out in symphony. Screaming will only make it worse. He moves his head. The crackling of bones and a wave of nausea, deep as seasickness, warn him against trying, but still he persists. He needs to know. Last time he woke, imagining himself to […]
Read more "Umwelt: Darkness Flows Like A River Episode 36: Face to Face"
Moe watches for a long time after Margo is gone. She’s left a residue. Infinite progressions like chords upon the air he can play to recreate her passage. He’s filled with two absolute certainties. That he wants to help her and doesn’t know how, and that something is missing, something is new. He doesn’t understand […]
Read more "Umwelt: Darkness Flows Like A River Episode 35: Consequences and Things Forgotten"