Step into the eerie realms of the supernatural and the strange landscapes of magical realism in this collection of short stories.
A scientist accidentally transports Earth to an alternate reality. A copywriter learns their dog has been possessed by a god. A social media influencer realises they will do anything for the adoration of their fans. A young woman wakes up with a dead body beside her bed. A group of teens open a mystery door at the back of a discount store. And plenty more.
Prepare for strange happenings and memorable characters in this batch of Short Tales.
Beatrice Shore is many things. Bitter. Cynical. Mother. Grandmother. But most importantly, an investigative journalist. So when her editor sends her to the country town of Mellifera to write a fluff piece on the local farmers market, she is none too happy about it.
However, she soon finds that things are not quite right in Mellifera. From overly animated locals, to bees erupting from livestock, to the near worship the townsfolk seem to have for the enigmatic apiarists. All of which combines to make Beatrice suspect she might have finally found her next big story, and leads her into a nightmare from which she may never awaken.
The Case of Henry and the Hamster
Shortlisted for the Lord Mayor Creative Writing Award, The Case of Henry and the Hamster follows Henry, a self-proclaimed expert of all things Holmesian, who stumbles upon the corpse of a murdered woman and in so doing finds the mystery his life has been missing.
Despite the scarcity of clues, the expanding circle of suspects, and the polite insistence of the local police force, Henry, coupled with his loyal hamster, Watson, is determined to crack his first case, and when in doubt he only needs ask; what would Sherlock Holmes do?