Sunday, 12 April 2015

Supernatural Tales 29 - Spring 2015

The latest issue is now available to purchase in hard copy form here. I'll have news of ebooks in due course. If you're a subscriber, your copy is either on the way or soon will be.

What's in it? Tales of love and hate, fear and hope, folklore and mystery, magic and ghosts, not in that particular order. Settings range from suburban England to Japan, characters range from feisty waitresses to solitary bibliophiles, and ghosts (or ghostly things) are seldom far away.

He lit the lamp and went outside. At once the keening stopped, the shadowy rocks mute and unmoving. 
Rosalie Parker: 'Selkie - A Scottish Idyll'

She prodded the fish with her fork, and that was when the weirdness started. Because the fish started moving on the plate, as if it was still alive. 
Jane Read: 'Service Charge'

When he received the book in the mail, Klenz had no memory of ever having ordered it. 
C.M. Muller: 'Dissolution'

She drew nearer, like a lover searching for a kiss. 
Jeremy Schliewe: 'Distance'

The further he pushed through the more the fog seemed to coalesce into something impenetrable. 
James Machin: 'An Oubliette'

 “Yes, I must have stepped on something. A nail or a piece of glass. I do tend to go out in my bare feet.” 
Katherine Haynes: 'Just a Snuff at Twilight'

The breathing seemed to be a man’s: even, not unnaturally loud, undramatic. It wasn’t the gasping of someone dying, as he had first feared. 
Sam Dawson: 'Cul-de-sac'

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