The first punch had surprised Stanley. He wasn’t aware he was even pummelling his best friend because he was distracted by the white noise in his head. Every time his fist connected, it eased the static in his ears. It faded then increased in volume, repeatedly. Every punch gave way to the most glorious of … Continue reading THE FERAL EFFECT (excerpt)

WITHIN THESE WALLS (short story excerpt)

I do not have to pull back the curtains to know that they are watching me. The house has towered above the small inlet of Thorne’s Bay for over one hundred and thirty years. Three stories tall and five times as wide, it stands as a reminder to the citizens below of our family’s wealth … Continue reading WITHIN THESE WALLS (short story excerpt)