Things from Long Ago

A short story about friendship and forgetting.

A long time ago, I lived next to a girl who could remember forgotten things…

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Recognition

Observation and perception are misaligned again. Like a pair of temporal cats, sometimes they cuddle, purring together harmoniously, sometimes they stray from one another, sometimes they quarrel.

Right now, they quarrel…

A near-future cyberpunk tale of darkness, addiction, and knowing. Coming soon from Write Ahead/The Future LoomsIMG_8236.JPG.

The Chosen – The Pink Life (La Vie En Rose)

Shoreline of Infinity is a science fiction magazine published in Scotland. They are new to the scene, and I was lucky enough to be published in their 8th issue.

In 2018, they won the British Fantasy Society’s award for best magazine, and I couldn’t think of a more deserving winner. Editor-in-chief Noel Chidwick is a pleasure to work with. Their editorial staff works tirelessly to support the writers that are published in the magazine. They host live events, and support the arts and science fiction community of Scotland.

Also, they publish bloody great stories. The Guardian agrees:

“It’s a strong collection from an international lineup of authors, and standouts include two stories exploring the theme of virtual reality. M Luke McDonell’s “See You Later” is a poignant account of how personalised VR can be used and misused in a failing marriage, while in “The Pink Life (La Vie En Rose)” by Nathan Susnik, the protagonist gradually becomes aware of the lie promulgated by his hi-tech reality overlay…”

Give them a try. Pick up the best of their first 11 issues. Digital copies start at about $2.

These stories are chosen as worthy ambassadors for the magazine. Together they represent the character of the magazine – welcoming, challenging, enthralling,  a touch mischievous – and  of course they’re bloody good stories.

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Siegfried 2.0

“What if someone with a modern MBA and a background in startups wrote a guide to dragon slaying?”

-Charles Christian

Most knights Google “dragon”, read a couple articles, think they’re experts, and then go out and try to act like dragons.

Most knights die...”

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River and Sea

“Quite short, this story is somewhat cryptic narrative of a clockwork deckhand longing for a different time. Quite intriguing and very entertaining.”

–Eddie Generous

“He descends three flights of blue stairs, returning to his stool behind the engineer’s stand. His joints creak. A single word rings through his mechanical head. Defunct.  

He looks at his watch.  

It goes: tick tock. 

If only it went: tock tick.”

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The Pink Life (La Vie En Rose)

“A vision of a future where the privileged live subsumed in apps and social media. …It’s handled beautifully, the focus kept on the detachment from human suffering rather than on the technology itself.”

–Katie Gray

 

“On Monday a crisply painted fire hydrant moved into the alcove next to my apartment building. On Tuesday it sang La Boheme. On Wednesday, Carmen. Today, Der Vogelfänger

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