New story: The Lost City of Emory Winters

trees-196x147

Something else happened while I was on holiday: My short story “The Lost City of Emory Winters” has been published by The Big Click. Their wonderful noir page design really adds another level, doesn’t it?
My story was inspired by two of M. John Harrison’s tweets earlier this year (“suicide note as a greeting” / “lost in the stairwell”). In a tweet-sized review Zali Krishna called it “entropic kipple noir”. Hope you’ll enjoy it.

Advertisements

Exploration: Primošten, Croatia

Now *this* town is the exact opposite of a labyrinth. No matter how hard I tried, I just couldn’t get lost there. Every single street and alleyway seems to lead down to the harbour.

2013-09-19 10.56.09
Twenty-thr3e.

2013-09-19 11.00.35
Clocktower.

2013-09-19 11.04.31
3 levels. (Barred entryways.)

2013-09-19 11.59.57
Door.

2013-09-19 12.00.58
Trying very hard to get lost (and failing).

2013-09-19 12.01.39
totalTV (and Eiffel Tower).

2013-09-19 12.02.09
The way through.

2013-09-19 12.02.44
Hidden gardens.

2013-09-19 12.03.05
Ton, Steine, Scherben (in the pavement).

2013-09-19 12.07.47
Dissonance (more satellite dishes).

2013-09-19 13.10.38
Electricity.

Exploration: Murter, Croatia

2013-09-16 17.14.42
Cat.

2013-09-17 10.54.30
Leaving the well-trodden path. (Sentinels on the hill.)

2013-09-17 11.32.08
…Yes.

2013-09-17 10.56.02
Getting lost deliberately.

2013-09-17 10.56.47
Definitely approaching… somewhere.

2013-09-17 10.58.07
Strange physics.

2013-09-17 11.00.15
Clocktower (St Michael’s Church).

2013-09-17 10.59.36
Klarkashtonian portal.

2013-09-17 11.08.35
Definitely in the zone.

2013-09-17 11.09.02
Go deeper.

2013-09-17 11.09.14
Stairs.

2013-09-17 11.09.33
More stairs.

2013-09-17 11.09.58
Door.

2013-09-17 11.12.05
Answer.

2013-09-17 11.17.11
Time is relative.

2013-09-17 11.19.38
Alleyway.

2013-09-17 11.22.19
Alleyway (2nd level of reality).

2013-09-17 11.22.38
Alleyway (3rd level of reality).

2013-09-17 11.29.10
The other side of that portal in Betina? (If so, what’s in the dark space in-between?)

2013-09-17 11.32.49
Leaving the zone. (Dystopia.)

Exploration: Betina, Croatia

This village is a genuine labyrinth of alleyways. If I lived there, I’m sure I could lose any potential pursuer in under a minute.

2013-09-14 15.26.39
Before the main feature: a prophecy (on the way to Betina).

2013-09-14 17.42.57
Prophecy fulfilled (don’t be alarmed: I don’t drive).

2013-09-15 13.43.04
The common sea slinky.

2013-09-15 13.46.32
Dalí (I wish)

2013-09-15 14.15.13
Just what I was looking for. (Proceed with caution.)

2013-09-15 13.47.58
Local superhero.

2013-09-15 13.47.29
Sidekick.

2013-09-15 13.50.55
Major Rush.

2013-09-15 13.55.40
Enter the labyrinth.

2013-09-15 14.00.23
What’s this…?

2013-09-15 14.00.35
…The world’s sexiest saint.

2013-09-15 14.03.38
At the heart of the zone.

2013-09-15 14.05.16
Portal.

2013-09-15 14.09.43
Spire.

2013-09-15 14.11.00
Every route from here…

2013-09-15 14.11.11
Exit.

2013-09-15 14.19.39
The Village after all?

2013-09-15 14.23.02
Ominous sign.