dark ocean beneath a cloudy sky

Seafarer

The salty spray of seawater tickled Bahka’s lips, waves slamming into the bow of the ship below her and bursting into the air with a thunderous boom, coming back down as rain on the hard wooden deck…

A Mountain Pass by Thomas Roland announcement

‘Journeys’ Anthology | A Life Update

Alas, no new short story for tonight (rest assured, I will have one up tomorrow), but instead I’d like to share a bit of exciting news! My short story ‘A Mountain Pass’ has selected to be published alongside some other amazing talent in the ‘Journeys’ Anthology by the Aussie Speculative Fiction group! …

person strumming guitar with capo

Bar Fly

With a final strum, Chris let the guitar ring out a long, echoing note, listening out for the cries and cheers from the crowd gathered before him. None came. Of course, as he’d figured…

a cup of coffee beside a laptop on a wooden desk

Unstoppable Force

He felt the sweet burn run down the back of his throat as he knocked back the last mouthful of the bitter coffee, slamming down the darkly stained mug onto his desk. He heard Trish jump behind him at the loud crash, knocking over the small stack of pens she kept beside her keyboard…

Birthday card tied in ribbon with pencil

Happy Birthday

‘It’s my birthday’. That’s what the sign said, half propped against a much too empty box. It’s my birthday. Words the crept into my heart and left a chill that I couldn’t shake, no matter how I fought to beat it back…

Sailing ship upon the sea at sunset

Brew

The energy surged through him. He could feel the tingle as it wound its way down his limbs, almost as though it worked a bizarre magic across his body. Even his mind felt sharper, a keen blade that had been honed to a vicious point upon a whetstone…