Tripping the Night Fantastic – Chapter 7

Hangovers can be held responsible for many forgotten things, for example; the location of your car, the whereabouts of your phone, and sometimes; the location of your eyebrows, and even, on very rare occasions; your own location. Charlie wondered this now. He didn’t recognize the ceiling. This isn’t normally something he would notice, and for…

Author Interview – Rob Gregson

Question 1: Who are you and what have you written? I’m Rob Gregson, a skilled producer of origami frogs. Sadly, the paper frog market is no longer what it was, so I also have a day job that involves running a small consultancy business. Since I’m my own boss, I allow myself an unreasonable amount…

Tripping the Night Fantastic – Chapter 6

Jane was looking at herself in her bathroom mirror. She had a towel wrapped around her freshly showered body and her wet hair caressed her bare shoulders. She wiped her hand over the steamed glass of the mirror and picked up her glass of wine. She felt nervous. How ridiculous, she thought to herself, nervous…

Tripping the Night Fantastic – Chapter 5

‘Charlie! Wait up.’ Charlie turned around, ‘Run!’ ‘Fucking hell Charlie what’s the rush?’ ‘What’s the rush? Give me a winning argument for being slow.’ ‘Because… Just hold on!’ Charlie stopped to let Simon catch up. ‘Thank you. Where’s the Basement then? Shall we get a taxi?’ ‘What’s the rush?’ ‘That’s what I just said!’ ‘Yes,…

The Incredible* News of Large Scale Chicken Cloning

I was on the phone to my brother, David. “How are there enough chickens?” says David, quite unexpectedly following immediately after a deep and difficult conversation about a psychopath’s attempt to kill him by un-bolting the suspension on his truck (but that’s a story for another day). “What do you mean?” I say, looking at…

Author Interview – James Court

Question 1: Who are you and what have you written (Most recent book, no synopsis). I’m James Court, supposedly retired, but active socially and a full-time grandparent. My most recent book on Amazon is ‘Farewell to Peckham‘: the fourth in what was intended to be a series of three comic novels. Question 2: If you…

Tripping the Night Fantastic – Chapter 4

‘Hi Simon!’ Simon admired the view before him with very little surprise. Charlie was steadying himself against the door frame while a very drunk girl was throwing up on the pavement outside. ‘Simon… I err…’ ‘Brought a date with you?’ Simon offered. ‘Yes! A date!’ said Charlie, and then leaned in in an attempt to…

Author Interview – W. T. Keeton

Question 1: Who are you and what have you written (Most recent book, no synopsis). I’m W. T. Keeton, and I write both science fiction and mystery/thrillers. My most recent release was The World of Erganna back on Feb. 1st. Question 2: If you had to paint a portrait of any author who would it…

Author Interview – James Blakley

Question 1: Who are you and what have you written (Most recent book, no synopsis). I’m James, a fellow mystery writer who lives in The States, specifically Kansas. And my most recent novel is The Diamond Head Deception. Question 2: If you had to paint a portrait of any author who would it be? I’d…

Tripping the Night Fantastic – Chapter 3

The rustle of a newspaper; the sound of two happy people sipping tea and spreading pâté on toast, the sun beaming down on the clean patio garden, the sleeping dog by their side. Simon and his wife couldn’t look like a happier couple if they tried. Actually they didn’t have a dog, I made that…

Tripping the Night Fantastic – Chapter 2

Knock, Knock, Knock. Simon waited for a few seconds. Bang! Bang! Bang! Inside Charlie’s apartment something stirred under a bed sheet. Bang! Bang! Bang! ‘Charlie!’ Charlie opened his eyes, a little confused and world weary thanks to a large bottle of Jack Daniels the night before. Bang! Bang! Bang! ‘Charlie! Open the door!’ Charlie sat…

Tripping the Night Fantastic – Chapter 1

A monster, of indescribable horror – ravaged by booze and lack of sleep – sat at his laptop. Charlie Deavon; an unholy disgrace, stained shirt, stained boxer shorts, wild hair, harassed unshaved face, a dying cigarette hanging from his mouth, and on his desk beside his laptop, the potion that keeps his appearance so ruggedly…