Issue 14, Spring 2017 (digital)
Planes, trains, and automobiles transport us with tales from CC Humphreys, Colin Thornton, plus Joseph Stilwell and Hugh Henderson, as well as poetry from David Clink and Ian Haight. There are bears, boars, and kind-eyed villains from Greg Brown, William Charles Brock, JM Landels, and Susan Pieters, while the reaper himself makes a visit in Mel Anastasiou’s next Stella novella. All that plus the winners of both the Raven and SiWC contests. Jump on board … the journey’s just beginning!
Planes, trains, automobiles, and mechanical bears carry us away this issue!
- Bestselling author, actor, and swordsman CC Humphreys sets two strangers on a train ride in ‘The Ankle Bracelet’.
- Colin Thornton’s ‘Candy Apple Baby’ spins us out of control on the road.
- Poetry from Ian Haight’s ‘Detroit’ takes us to the gritty streets of motor city.
- Joseph Stilwell’s and Hugh Henderson’s graphic novel Blue Skies Over Nine Isles, soars to an intriguing post-post-apocalyptic future.
- The protagonist of ‘Robin Hood’ by Susan Pieters takes a road she hadn’t planned to travel.
- We’re stalked by two very different bears, in Greg Brown’s ‘Bear’ and William Charles Brock’s ‘Jonathan S Primrose Gets Eaten by a Bear’.
- David Clink’s ‘Birdcage’ takes a suburban trip to the final destination.
- There are two contest winners this issue. Our Raven Short Story Contest champion Pat Flewwelling’s ‘The Handler’ is a superhero tale that doesn’t put a foot — or wing — wrong; and the winner of the Surrey International Writers’ Conference’s Storyteller’s Award, Claire Gregory, tells a poignant tale of heartbreak and betrayal from the beginning of the last century in ‘Forget Me Not’.
- Stella Ryman is back with more amateur sleuthing and righteous red-tape slashing in The Case of the Fallen Crusader.
- And with the second instalment of Allaigna’s Song: Aria, our heroine wields magic and a hero’s conscience as she gets farther and farther from home