A short update. I’ve added two new stories to my Recommended Reading list. The first is the terrific suspense tale I Won’t Take a Minute by Cornell Woolrich (from his Rear Window collection, a Christmas present from my wife). It’s a familiar scenario that has been done to death in the intervening years, but this tale from 1940 is so well written it still feels fresh. The other is a dark fiction/fantasy from Clarkesworld Issue 2 (I’m reading their first anthology Realms at the moment). It’s Lydia’s Body by Vylar Kaftan. You can read it here. It’s a tale that will stay with you for a while – trust me.
I’ve also updated my Reviews section (note: reviews of my fiction by other people) and streamlined and fully updated (finally!) the Bibliography section for anyone who is interested. Glancing down it I can see a clear movement over the years from short literary fiction to much longer genre work, mostly horror. But who knows where this year will lead? To more of the same? I hope not. A novella or a second novel, perhaps? Yes, possibly. How about a move back to Malta? Hmm. Thinking about that, too.
Let’s find out.