Buy a book for hallowe’en

You should all know by now that we don’t publish horror, but we do get quite close to the bone at times. So here are my recommendations for those of you who like your spine tingled, or to get daft with too many sweets and pumpkin carving.

Happy Ending NOT Guaranteed by Liam Hogan, Fantasy with a dark flavour, leavened with humour. Particularly dark: Bring Rope, particularly joyous Miscellaneous, Spooky, Weird … and every variation in between. Even the cover is pumpkin coloured!

No Spider Harmed in the Making of this Book our eighth anniversary anthology, spiders are emphatically not the enemy, but the humans on the other hand are quite a challenge: You might particularly enjoy Maria Kyle‘s The Aspectsof Arax, C L Wearne‘s Suspended, Carolyn Robertson‘s Sicarius, or for a more lighthearted take, Guy Russell’s Interspecies Peace and Love Song or A Katherine Black‘s Even People who’ve been Accidentally turned into Giant Mutant Spiders.

Dusk, our Solstice Shorts 2017 anthology. If you like you poetry bleak and your stories bloody then try At Sky’s Edge, Helen Slavin, Here by Samuel Wright, Wolf’s Head by Penny Pepper, Yes, Twilight by Math Jones

BSL Short Story The Surgeon’s Mate by Maria Kyle

Maria Kyle‘s dramatic short story of naval surgeons and pirates, written for Solstice Shorts 2019, Time and Tide; translated and performed in BSL by Marcel Hirshman
background images of Portsmouth by Cherry Potts

The book is available from our webshop

This year’s Solstice Shorts Festival Tymes goe by Turnes will be held online on 21st Dec 2020 8pm GMT

Time and Tide Videos: The Surgeon’s Mate, Greenwich and Hastings

 

Uploading the videos from Solstice Shorts 2019, Time & Tide continues.

Here is The Surgeon’s Mate by Maria Kyle read at Greenwich by Katy Darby; and (audio only) at Oeiras by Kate Dyson.

Many of the stories and poems were read at more than one of the venues, so there will be other opportunities to compare and contrast!

Limited edition illustrated book of the material available now only from our webshop or from our events .

We are aiming to get BSL translations of some of the material, and this will also be on the website in about March, to coincide with the launch of the bookshop version of the book.

 

Weird Lies in Lewisham – the video

A festive evening of stories from Weird Lies at Lewisham Library: icemaidens, time travellers, dream lovers and … cult murder. Like I said, festive!

Cliff Chapman reads from Richard Smyth‘s Heriot.

Malini Stevenson reads from C T Kingston‘s The Icicle

Rhik Samadder reads from Maria Kyle‘s Candyfloss

Everybody reads from Jonathan Pinnock‘s The Last Words of Emmanuel Prettyjohn

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Weird Lies at Lewisham Library

Science fiction, fantasy and strange stories from Weird Lies at

Lewisham Library 199-201 Lewisham High Street, SE13 6LG
Thursday 5th December, 8-9.30.

weird handsReadings of
The Icicle by CT Kingston read by Malini Stevenson – fairy tale of an icemaiden
Candyfloss by Maria Kyle read by Rhik Samadder – nightmare of a dreamfriend
Heriot by Richard Smyth read by Cliff Chapman – mental institution inmate may be more than he seems
and
Jonathan Pinnock‘s spoof documentary The Last Words of Emmanuel Prettyjohn read by as many people as we can persuade to join in and get rehearsed.