Fantasy, Sci Fi, and Supernatural Thriller Stories
They had everything they needed in their modest farm except an heir to care for them in their old age. Yet Parson Acke Rahm and his wife Carita, the village midwife, lived contented lives. Though fate had denied them the very joy she had brought to their kith and kin in their village, and beyond, they had no regrets. Then one evening there was a knocking at their door.
(This story first appeared in Antipodean SF issue 292, 21 January, 2023)Read More › about Feythful
The loose wrappings at my wrist and neck flutter like flags of war in the wind. Hand over hand I turn and face the rocky wall of the precipice. I have to pull up; but my sinews do not remember how. I look down again and wonder if that too will be my end.
(This story first appeared in Antipodean SF, November 2021)Read More › about Worse Monsters
A backpack full of flashbangs, a loudspeaker, and a road flare; those are my weapons? ‘He knows best’ is not the most rational answer. But I guess I left the domain of the rational a few thousand miles ago. One more door before me. I no longer cringe at the moaning hinges.Read More › about Hydra
Science Fiction (SciFi) Stories
Nothing can be in two places at the same time or in two times at the same place. The first seems obvious to us. The second is guaranteed by the expansion of the universe and the fact that every planet, every star, every galaxy in the universe is constantly moving. Here won’t be here tomorrow.
(This story first appeared in Antipodean SF issue 283, 21 Apr. 2022)Read More › about ACC was right
One more year — I told Devon that’s all we needed. I was so sure that working together we would find the key to prolong the reaction. But Devon doubted. His allowance consumed and the debts mounting, his pride could not abide the shame of failure. Even though I told him it did not matter to me, that I had already found two families that would have hired me as governess, that I knew we could succeed together, he would not have it. So we went to America to see this John Keely. It was December of 1887; the man was at the height of his fame.
(This story first appeared in Antipodean SF issue 280; January 2022)Read More › about I am Sorrow
“Cuneiform?” Air Marshall James Garrett of the Royal Australian Air Force bristled as his eyes swept through that roomful of alliance cryptologists. In the end, he just hung his head and muttered. “Why the hell would a technologically advanced civilisation, centuries ahead of our own, store their classified data in cuneiform?”Read More › about The Return of Rahab
Someone is hunting down thugs in the City of Living Dreams, where any pleasure or drug is available for a price. Though the planet is strictly off-limits to military personnel in training, Lieutenant Junior Grade Palladia Conté is discovered there, and immediately conscripted to help stop the killing spree.
A measure of the depth, first appeared 2008 in Residential Aliens where it’s available for reading.Read More › about A measure of the depth
Supernatural Thriller Stories
1862: Dr. Bernice Vedeen has chartered transport across the Black Sea to carry medical supplies intended for Dr. Livingstone’s mission in Africa. She does not believe in the existence of vampires. But the discovery of the blood-drained corpse of a Russian aristocrat on board is about to bring her face to face with an even deadlier terror.
Template of the Rephaim first appears in the Crossover Alliance’s Second Anthology. It is also intended as Chapter 1 of the novel, Hallowstone: Return of the Mocker.Read More › about Template of the Rephaim
From the Blog
If you have ever read the four gospels, you know that the gospel of John stands out, from the very start: John 1:1-2 In [the] beginning was the Word (Logos), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. *He* was in the beginning with God. This gospel is so striking that supposedly “most scholars” don’t think John, the son of Zebedee, an ordinary fisherman, wrote it. Among the reasons they give are the sophisticated Greek style of writing and the intellectual nature of its account of the life of Jesus. Those first two verses are used as part of the argument, where the claim is that the author is borrowing from the Platonic syncretism of the philosopher Philo of Alexandria.Read More › about Did you know you are Loved?
There is a “like-for-like” rule in the world. Jesus acknowledged that when He said, You have heard it said, ‘you shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy’. But Jesus came to teach us a different like-for-like, Heaven’s version. He begins its explanation in the Sermon on the Mount when He says: In everything, therefore, treat people the same way you want them to treat you, for this is the Law and the Prophets. But that is only the beginning. It takes the whole Gospel for us to grasp its full implication: The way we treat people is the way we treat God.Read More › about Infinities: Part 4, the Eternal Sacrifice.
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