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FREE STORY ONLINE
Originally appeared in Interzone (May-June 2014). Reprinted in Fantastic Stories of the Imagination.
First lines: “The newscasters say that the sleepers came without warning, that one day they weren’t here and the next, they were. I don’t believe them. There must have been signs we were too wrapped up in our busy lives to see.”
Praise for “Sleepers”:
- “This story, for me, has a similar power and feel of the archetypal Joel Lane story and that means extremely powerful.” —THE DF LEWIS DREAMCATCHERS (Gestalt Real-Time Reviews)
- SFRevu calls it “interesting” in this review.
- “This is a story of letting go, and coming to terms with bereavement and life, a potential triumph over anxiety.” —Matthew S. Dent’s A Mad Man With a Blog
- “Issue 252 of science-fiction and fantasy magazine Interzone (number 252, TTA Press, ISSN 0264-3596) contains a mixed bunch of fiction with “Sleepers” standing out as the best.” —Steve Rogerson on Wizzley.com
FREE STORIES & POEMS FOR ONLINE READING
(This is an incomplete list of all my published stories, either in online or print publications. For a full list, click here.)
“They Come In Through the Walls” — Expanded Horizons (May 2012)
Reprinted in French for Ténèbres — June 2014