Oubliette

Oubliette

Oubliette: A Tale of Draco The Dragon By Neil Beynon For Ziggy on his fifth birthday. We, a pair of apes, are sitting on a shell of rock, heated by molten metal, spinning round a flaming ball of gas, being flung through the universe at four hundred and ninety thousand...
Oubliette

The Canyon

The Canyon: A Tale of Draco the Dragon By Neil Beynon For Ziggy on his 4th birthday. There are places where the space between the worlds grows thin, like parchment stretched too far. If you have ever walked across an empty beach and watched the waves break; if...
Spiders

Spiders

Spiders: A Tale of Draco the Dragon By Neil Beynon For Ziggy on his third birthday. There are more worlds out there than there are grains of sand in this one. From dead rocks spinning in the dark with the fumbling fingers of flame from their distant stars trying to...

Missed

Missed By Neil Beynon They stood upon the rooftop, looking down below. “What are they so frightened of?” asked the one in the crushed velvet, purple three piece and brass watch chain. “The laughter,” replied the one in black leather and diamond nose stud. “And the...

Out Now

Dark Fiction Magazine’s Twelve Days audio anthology is out now, you can listen to it here. Constant readers will recall that my story “It’s Just a Game” is part of the line up (read by Mark Deniz) but there are other reasons to listen including...

Life

The best laid plans of mice and men go astray. Due to several experiences of Life, that are too tedious and private to go into here, I have no chance of making my self set deadline of finishing the current work-in-progress by tomorrow. So it goes. My revised deadline...