"I can almost hear Ophiuchus laughing from the stars. A nasty sibilant kind of snigger."
Tilebury Harbinger - Horoscope
"The Mark was on my arm behind the elbow. At first it seemed like just another patch of dry skin, rough to the touch and hard to see."
Markham's Disease, Horror
"Harriet Morton was a fake, through and through. She had so perfected her frauds over ninety-three years that they were now an integral part of everything she did."
In a High-End Guesthouse by the Sea, Crime
"The purple dragon had stolen a small herd of sheep yesterday and was consequently still full and occasionally burping up wool-balls."
Gwenda and the Purple Dragon, Fables
"Unhesitatingly I would hand it over. Restitutio in Integrum the lawyers might say."
I found a Book, Crime
"As long as you have set your ambition as being "I don't want to be laughed at" you will be okay."
Tilebury Harbinger - Wellbeing
"'Earn yer money first, kid. Only after - be a hippie.'"
Sage Counsel of a Solar Panel Serviceman, Crime
"The black-eyed old man leant forward and, with deliberation, offered his right hand, palm down, to the centre of the candle's flame."
The Elemental, Horror
"Those guys weren't, in any way, sensible and, with them, what 'must have happened,' never actually did. Basically, it wasn't ever like you think it should have been, if you hear about it after."
The Flowering, Horror
Something a little more involved.
Dreams end and the ties of honesty and integrity are loosening. As an opportunity presents itself and his friends begin to change their hopes and their priorities, he begins to weave a complex web to catch him when he steps off the rat-race. Crime.
A serendipitous discovery of a drug's side effects gives a research scientist the opportunity to impress. But it also attracts interest from the less scrupulous and the hopeful. Crime.