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By Simon Downham-Knight I strolled over to Mike Jones’s flat on a grey, early November evening in 1991. As I walked round the corner into Gloucester Street, I had an enigmatic feeling of excitement and trepidation. Mike’s flat was in one of those big white town houses in Pimlico. It had black railings, stairs thatContinue reading “Alison”

Bring on the Lucy

A Short Story by Simon Downham-Knight “Alright, boys. This is it. Over the hill.” John Lennon – Bring on the Lucie (Freda People) I’ve been a vegetarian since I was eight years old and a vegan since I was fifteen. I fucking hate meat: the smell of it, the taste of it, the feel ofContinue reading “Bring on the Lucy”

What’s for Dinner?

By Simon Downham-Knight I recently went up to Nottingham to visit my old friend from school, David. I hadn’t seen him in about twenty years. We got chatting on Facebook after my dad died and he invited me up to spend some time with him and his family. When I got there his cat, Gilda,Continue reading “What’s for Dinner?”

The Shiny Green Lustre Of Folk Horror By Nasir Ali Hussain

“From the brown, bark trees, the green hanging leaves, the stone faerie forts to the power and fury of the horned, cloven-hoofed god.”   It could be said that where science fiction is concerned with the future, and fantasy with a time that never was, the genre of the supernatural is almost always moored in theContinue reading “The Shiny Green Lustre Of Folk Horror By Nasir Ali Hussain”

The Dignity Of Violins

By Nasir Ali Hussain Nobody walks the streets at night like me. Sometimes, when it’s late and the streets are cold and empty, I go for a walk.  There’s something about those tense, otherworldly silences where the only sounds you hear are those of your own feet and yet still, there’s the feeling that you’reContinue reading “The Dignity Of Violins”


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