Ghosts? Angels? Aliens? This collection of short tales concerns entities which could be any of these. Unearthly visitors have always fascinated me. Could they really exist? Or are they only part of our imagination? People have reported visitations for centuries. Real or not, they inspire me more than any other subject. So, over the years, I have penned many tales about these fascinating characters, and am currently preparing this as an anthology with the title From Elsewhere. Coming as an eBook release just after Christmas.
And a big ol’ shout-out to the marvellous Tatiana Vila for yet another breathtaking piece of cover art. You are amazing, Tatiana!
About the stories…
“Them” is a story of alien abduction, published in the book Bardic Tales and Sage Advice in 2005.
“The Long View” concerns one woman’s reflections on the life she has left behind, and was published by Wet Ink Press in 2006, and also in The Hub magazine in 2007.
“The Hearing” (aka The Trial) explores what happens when a guardian angel is put on trial. This story was published in InvisibleInk.com’s book of short stories, Invisible Ink 1.
“Forbidden” is a story about the most illicit of love affairs – the secret passion between an angel and a demon. My screenplay version of this won third prize in the Gimme Credit Short Screenplay Competition in 2008.
“The Foundling”. Who or what exactly has appeared on the doorstep an old woman’s cottage in Ireland? Abandoned child, or something else? I was very happy to have this story accepted and printed by Mirador for The Mirador Fantasmagoria anthology in 2011.
From Elsewhere will also feature “Grey Eyes In Silver”, where a discarded mirror brings more than just everyday reflections.
I hope you will enjoy these and if so, will let me know what you think…and maybe spread the word as well. 🙂
(BTW – my success with short stories about angelic entities inspired me to write my Young Adult novel, The Powers – also available in the New Year. Look out for it!)