Lords of Ash

Los Angeles in California has no reason at all to be as warm as it is. A microclimate? The Rim of Fire in the Circum-Pacific belt? I never really…


Last One Out Hits the Lights

The reason why the virus went undetected for so long was because it was indistinguishable from the common cold. And because of that, the human…


Architect of Himself

“In Stockholm, in Sweden, there’s an art academy. It’s one of these official government academies, producing rubbish, government-approved…


Strings, Strings

"I don't want to be here. Listen, just let me go. I won't tell a soul. I don't even have anyone to tell, I don't have any friends. Just little…


Day of the Doorbells

The business took centre stage and waited for the rapturous applause to die down. Bailey Norton smiled his signature smile as the crowd quieted and…


Chris Chibnall Doesn’t Understand Doctor Who

I really enjoy watching Doctor Who. And more than that, I enjoy dissecting Doctor Who. During the Russell T. Davies era, I enjoyed watching Peter Kay…


Hair Raiser

The trains shuttled through New London. The contents of the train were more or less quiet, as was usual for the mid-morning rush. One young woman…


Temporal Insanity

Alexis Sharp was born in 1945 in a farm in Norwich. He disappeared at 23, went missing completely. Popped straight out of the air, according to his…


Walking Ash

The Ferris wheel was new, but people still muttered about it. People mutter about most things that are new, especially in a small town like…


The Red Block

The man lived in the gap, it was said, in Winchester Way. But you had to walk down the road at exactly 11:03 pm on the second Monday of the month and…