Sunrise

The world was smallish, as planets went. It was around three-quarters ocean, with vast mauve and turquoise seas surrounding several large land masses. They approached on the planet’s nightside, or at least as close as the giant star allowed.  Cities glowed in the dark ribbons like monstrous diamonds. Decker felt himself relax. At least thereContinue reading “Sunrise”

The Fourteen-year Blues

She looked good in red. If I had my choice, she’d have been in blue. But I missed that. I missed the pigtails, the way her thumb would pucker up with wrinkles after she sucked it all night. The best friend who sold her out for a sleepover at the cool kid’s house. She wouldn’tContinue reading “The Fourteen-year Blues”

Master Hunter excerpt – Hunting Shaw

As I approached the short jetty from beneath, moonlight glinting through the spaces between the boards to paint me in zebra stripes, I made an effort to calm my ragged breath, and move slowly. The boathouse had a lower deck, a short set of wooden steps leading down to a wooden platform. Firelight was flickeringContinue reading “Master Hunter excerpt – Hunting Shaw”

Hunting Shaw – Excerpt from Master Hunter

We were both up with the cockerel. The invisible bird’s cry rolled gently through the valley, joined by an early sheep. I rolled out of bed, pulled a heavy jacket over last night’s clothes and went downstairs to make a coffee. It was still dark outside, but there was already a light on in Shaw’sContinue reading “Hunting Shaw – Excerpt from Master Hunter”

Master Hunter – Opening

“It’s a beautiful world, isn’t it?” Forbes had to raise his voice slightly to be heard over the steady booming impacts of the quad-bladed rotor beating over the toughened glass of the cockpit. “If you say so.” I said, looking down over the dirty grey buildings, some squat and short, some monolithic enough for ForbesContinue reading “Master Hunter – Opening”