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Don’t forget all our title are available as ebooks from amazon worldwide and Wizards Tower Press. We will be making this years titles available as print on demand later this year.
Here are the winning flash fiction stories, I hope you enjoy them as much as we did and once again, the quality of all the entries was very high. They are all uploaded as pdf’s so you can read them on your screen or download to enjoy on your kindle later. The stories all came in at just under 1,000.
These authors are all being invited to take part in the upcoming Bushy Tales anthologies so I hope to be bringing you more of their work early in 2013.
By T F Grant
I’m writing this on the back of an old telephone bill, yellowed with age; the only paper I can find. I’m writing this with the stub of an old pencil, which I found behind a sofa in my parents’ house. I kept it as a keepsake of the old world we made over, but it will do to write my last testament. I write this the old way, with no digital files for you to steal from me.
This is mine.
Geronimo – Click to view the whole story
LEAVE THE PISTOL BEHIND
by Chloe Yates
Anne the Bone was no fool.
Red Johnny Bootleg might be hung like a well-fed donkey, but he was a good for nothing bully of a blaggard and she was done with him. She’d been thinking with her cunny for too long, acting like a sex-starved old salt. Talented in the bedchamber he might be, but Red Johnny was the most incompetent captain she’d ever sailed with. No sooner had they stepped on that fucking island than they were in all kinds of hellish bother. No treasure was worth the kinds of shit they’d seen that day. Now, the black spot was upon him and there would be no running this time. He may have come within a breath of dancing with old Jack Ketch a hundred times – if you believed his tall tales – but Red Johnny’s voyage was near its end, the devil take him.
Leave the Pistol Behind – Click to view the whole story
by Margrét Helgadóttir
Nora stood on deck waiting for the other ship to come closer. The sails flapped over her head, eager to let the wind take hold. The air was thick with ocean mist and drizzling wet snow. She held her ship steady, standing upright, never letting the other ship out of her sight.
It was an old wooden sail ship, heavy in the sea. It glided towards her, majestic and elegant despite the high waves. The wind strained the massive sails to their limits. People ran to and fro on the deck, adjusting the sails. She counted five. All men. She shivered and huddled deeper into her fur coat.
Pirate Flash_Nora – Click to view the whole story
Press release below from the lovely people of Pandemonium Fiction:
Welcome to the Crossroads
The new Pandemonium chapbook is out now –
only 80p for four devilishly good new stories!
Deals happen at the crossroads. And in our latest chapbook, the Devil’s never been busier.
Christian Fox adds his haunting touch to the familiar town of Hamelin in “Prignitz was an Innocent”. Jenni Hill’s “Georgia” introduces Lili, a demonness looking for the deal of a lifetime. Rob Sharp’s “(0,0)” looks to solve the unsolvable problem. And Ian Whates – twice-a finalist for the BSFA’s best short story prize – gives us “The Golds”, a tale of hope and surprise.
Four wild new stories from original voices. Out now for the Kindle. Introduced by Anne C. Perry with a stunning cover by Vincent Sammy.
If that’s not enough, find more in Lost Souls (US / UK) – our new anthology of forgotten fiction, featuring stories from Robert Chambers, Mary Coleridge, Benjamin Disraeli, Arthur Conan Doyle, Mary Wilkins Freeman and many, many more (including a brand new tale from Apocalypse’s David Bryher).
The lovely Joan being interviewed on Radio in SA, talking about writing and her books.
Fox Spirit is pleased to announce the release of its first title, a serial killer thriller ‘Requiem in E Sharp’ by South African author Joan De La Haye.
‘Sundays in Pretoria are dangerous for selected women.
A murderer plagued by his childhood, has found a distinctive modus operandi to salve his pathological need to escape the domination of the person who was supposed to cherish him.
As The Bathroom Strangler’s frenzy escalates and the body count mounts, Nico van Staaden, the lead detective on the case, finds himself confronting his own demons as he struggles to solve the murders of the seemingly unconnected victims. The lack of evidence in the sequence of deaths and pressure from his superiors are challenges he must overcome.’
The ebook will be available from 9th July at Amazon and shortly after at Wizards Tower and other outlets.
The book will be made available as a paperback for print on demand later this year.
The release of ‘Requiem in E Sharp’ will be followed later in July by Joan’s post-apocalyptic zombie novella ‘Oasis’. The re-release of her horror novel ‘Shadows’ will be in August.
Also in August Fox Spirit will be releasing its first cross genre ‘Bushy Tales’ anthology ‘Tales of the Nun & Dragon’. This collection features the writing talents of Adrian Tchaikovsky, K.A.Laity, Wayne Simmons, Sarah Cawkwell and many others, with cover art by Vincent Holland-Keen and internal illustrations by Kieran Walsh.
As an indie publisher, here at Fox Spirit we believe it’s important to draw your attention to other small presses doing good things, with that in mind I wanted to share the press release for the latest Anachron title.
On the back of the release of our previous City of Hell Chronicles title (Volume 1), we’re proud to announce the release of Trifecta, the new addiction to the City of Hell mythos. As we learned from Volume 1, The Great Maurr, the ancient ant god has risen from beneath the earth to rule over mankind. His minions devoured vast portions of the planet, leaving just a few remaining cities and human survivors. It’s from these survivors that we see the terrible consequences and experience the horror.
In Trifecta, James Everington, Phil Ambler, and Nina D’Arcangela present us with three more stories from varying points of view in this on-going bug-apocalypse. Even from one of Maurr’s very own ant drones.
Releasing initially on the kindle platform on 25th of June, the paperback and ePub book for all other devices will follow in the coming weeks. More details as soon as we have the final release date.
Trifecta will be Priced at $1.99 (£1.50, €1.50) for the ebooks, and £3.50 for the print book, which will be a 56 page ‘pocketbook’.
No Insects at Sea – by James Everington
The Harlot and the Bad Man – by Phil Ambler
Brethren – by Nina D’Arcangela
More details can be found on the Trifecta page.
Fox Spirit author Joan De LA Haye will be interviewed on 1485am Radio Today in SA by Michael De Pinna and Carolyn Steyn on Monday 25th June 2012, talking about her books.
You can ‘Tune in’ here and it’s at 2pm in local time which is 1pm GMT.
Joan’s Novel ‘Requiem in E Sharp’ will be Fox Spirit’s first publication in July, with the Oasis release and Shadows re release following shortly.
We are delighted to be able to announce that over the next few months we will be publishing two novels and a novella by Joan De La Haye, starting with her horror novel ‘Shadows’.
Shadow’s has been available as an ebook before but Joan is moving to Fox Print for this and a further two books ‘Requiem in E Sharp’ and zombie novella ‘Oasis’.
Synopsis for ‘Shadows’.
‘Sarah is forced to the edge of sanity by the ghosts of her family’s past. Suffering from violent and bloody hallucinations, she seeks the help of psychologist and friend, Michael Brink.
After being sent to an institution in a catatonic state covered in blood from stabbing her unfaithful boyfriend, Sarah is forced to confront the truth about her father’s death and the demon, Jack, who caused her fathers suicide and is now the reason for her horrific hallucinations. Unlike her father, Sarah refuses to kill herself. She bargains for her life and succeeds.
In Sarah’s struggle to regain her life and her sanity, she discovers more things to the world than she could ever have imagined and leaves her seeking the answer to the nagging question, Who is really mad?’