Short Stories

THE ROOKERY AT SMEATON ABBEY

Kyanite Press Journal of Speculative Fiction

Published by Kyanite Press

Issue 1 | Vol. 1 Sept/Oct 2018

 

When a travelling man arrives at the village of Smeaton Abbey, he uses magic to challenge the deeper, more conceited values that fester beneath the surface of the residents’ apparent tempered and humble ways.

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THE CHILDREN OF BLACKMARSH

Kyanite Press Journal of Speculative Fiction

Published by Kyanite Press

Holiday Special Issue | Vol. 1

Halloween 2018

 

When children start disappearing from the isolated community of Blackmarsh, its people refuse to believe the evil that the village elder warns is dwelling amongst them in the fenland.

 

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BABA YAGA AND THE AILING CHILD

Fairy Tales and Fables Winter Digest 2018

Published by Kyanite Press

December 2018

 

With the village healer long dead and the youngest child near death’s door, there is little choice but to enter the forest in search of a remedy. But the forest is the home of the ferocious Baba Yaga and it will take more than just bravery to return alive and with a cure.

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Articles

ON THE IMPORTANCE OF FAIRY TALES

GUEST FOREWORD

Fairy Tales and Fables Winter Digest 2018

Published by Kyanite Press

December 2018

 

This guest foreword briefly explores what it is about fairy tales that mean they have endured for so many centuries. In doing so, it looks at the global heritage of fairy tales and their roots in oral story telling traditions.

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ON PRIORITIES, POSSIBILITIES AND PARENTAL LEAVE

FACES Magazine

Issue 7, November 2018

Published by The University of Hertfordshire

 

In this article, I explore the benefits of parental leave and part of the journey that lead to the publication of my first novel, The Procurement of Souls.