A Contract of Words is an anthology put out by Scout Media, and features stories that revolve around a contract, and the consequences of breaking them. The Twelfth Maid was chosen as one of the pieces to be included in this anthology. Mary, a maid for hire, secures a job at a lavish estate owned by an eccentric billionaire. Come take a peek behind the closed doors of the Hammond House, and see what has Mary’s apron in a twist.
STORM is the latest anthology released by Clarendon Press and the Inner Circle Writer’s Group. It contains 14 stories, all High Fantasy in genre, each featuring what Tolkien called a Eucatastrophe–when things seem so utterly bleak that destruction is inevitable… when suddenly, miraculously, the tides turn for the better.
My short story, The Comet, was chosen to be featured in this anthology. It follows a young man, Trebor, as he faces the end of his beloved home, Enilorac. When the end of days comes, will the Magicians of Enilorac have the strength needed to survive?
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CADENCE is 2018’s poetry anthology, released by Clarendon House and the Inner Circle Writer’s Group. My poem, The Astronaut, is included along with pieces from 69 other authors. It is a piece reflecting on childhood dreams and the beauty I discovered in having my own children.
If you love poetry, this is an anthology you won’t want to pass up. A whole range of work is here, from the almost incomprehensible but energetic, to the light-hearted and the profound, to the serene and transcendent. You’ll find poets who are raw in their talent, and others who are well-practised; you’ll discover things that you never dreamed of and have thoughts you could never quite put into words appearing on the page before you. Enjoy the magic.
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