Book Review: Uncanny Valley by Gregory Miller

I’ve gone off short story collections in recent years. I can’t help feeling that modern writers have lost the art of succinctness and good old-fashioned storytelling required of a short piece. Yet Uncanny Valley caught my eye thanks to the unique selling point. It claims to be a collection of short stories sent in to […]

Snippet Sunday: Syzygy Part 8 (Finale)

Here we are, the final part of my current serial. I hope you have enjoyed the adventure, please don’t forget to offer your feedback. Previous parts: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7. The next few minutes seemed to pass in slow motion – up the stairs into a gunfights. The woman in […]

Snippet Sunday: Syzygy Part 7

Welcome again to this dimension jumping tale. Missed previous parts? Here they are: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6. She wore a back military outfit without insignia, but she was recognisable all the same. The way she moved, that wild unkempt hair and that same look of determination.She gestured at one of […]

Snippet Sunday: Syzygy Part 6

Carrying on the story with part 6. If you’ve missed the others, never fear. Here they are… Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5 He looked vaguely unimpressed considering we were identical people – well aside from the fact that he carried a little bit more weight around the middle.He looked me […]

Snippet Sunday 18/10/15: Forgotten: Part 6 (Finale)

Previous parts may be found here. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5 Everything went black for ten, maybe fifteen, seconds. When he came to, it was the noise that struck him first. Shouting voices behind him – two of – and the sound of something moving on rails. He opened his […]

Snippet Sunday 11/10/15: Forgotten: Part 5

Previous parts may be found here. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 He could see nothing but two voices penetrated the black <<<<IT’S NOT WORKING>>>> Said voice 1. <<<<<WE MUST TRY HARDER>>>>> Voice 2 was gruffer, more rugged yet both sounded male – assuming they were human. <<<<<WE CAN’T. THERE’S… SOMETHING ELSE. HE’S […]

Snippet Sunday 4/10/15: Forgotten: Part 4

Previous parts may be found here – quick references for those who’ve not been following up to now. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 His pulse didn’t so much race as sprint; he felt it hammering, threatening to burst from his chest. It was all he could do to force a calmness and impress a […]

Snippet Sunday 27/9/15: Forgotten: Part 3

Here is the third part of my present serial. If you missed them, part one is here and part 2 is here. ‘No, what?’ he asked cautiously.’It’s why you’ve been cautious, it’s why you’ve treated me with kid gloves.’ She leaned over and touched his arm. She felt so real, how could she be a […]

Snippet Sunday 20/9/15: Forgotten: Part 2

Here is the second part to the serial that started last week. If you missed it, it’s here. ‘Mirek! Thank G.. is that you?’He went to open his mouth to speak but the woman’s voice in the mirror stopped him. ‘No don’t! They will hear you, but they shouldn’t be able to hear me. Oh […]

Snippet Sunday 13/9/15: Forgotten: Part 1

A new serial! My first for a while and its one I’ve been playing around with for some time but I’m stuck in two minds about it add I think it might have longevity. It could later become a novella, all going well. ‘Good morning handsome!’Slowly, groggily he turned to face the voice in the […]