Nathan @NathanRedland

Rose Red, a ROSE story by @NathanRedland

Reposted from here. In a land east of the Sun and west of the Moon lived two sisters, fair of face and pure of heart. The eldest sister was as pale as a winter’s day, and so she was named Snow White. The younger sister had cheeks that flushed with life and colour, and so

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The Pitch, a PITCH story by @NathanRedland

Reposted from here. “Men! Women! We stand here atop these walls to defend our homes, our land, our families (relations, ancestors, dynasties)! The enemy march this way, and they hate every aspect of our way of life, our nature, our society (civilisation, people, association)! But will they succeed (prosper, thrive, flourish)? No! For we will

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Cabinet of Curiosities, a CABINET story by @NathanRedland

Reposted from here. Granny’s front room was the same as I remembered it, sitting bored with my squash making up stories in my head about all the animal ornaments she’d collected. The trio of miniature black plastic elephants had still not made any progress on their arduous decades-long trek across the mantelpiece. The second porcelain

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Dead Line, a TELEPHONE tale by @NathanRedland

Reposted from here The signal transmitter loomed like an obelisk over the Asphodel Fields, ignored by the spirits who listlessly drifted below. Junior Overseer Ethelion marked off the final point on his checklist. He was a pale, drawn young man in a scratchy grey robe that didn’t quite fit properly. A tinny recording of a

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Resurrect, A RESURRECT story by @NathanRedland

Reposted from here. The price, one diamond, worth at least a thousand gold pieces. Steep, but we could afford it, if we sold the farm and Father’s heirloom sword. The priest counselled caution, yet I can think of nought but my weak, febrile little boy, and the dread morning that Oleg found him cold and stiff

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Click, a CLICK story by @NathanRedland

Reposted from here. Karl’s entire body was trembling as he climbed into the cage. The guide was already inside, as were the other tourists, so he fastened the clip on the door behind him. After a brief safety talk, the cage dropped into the darkness. For a lifetime of moments, there was nothing as they

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Peach, a PEACH story by @NathanRedland

Reposted from here. The peach burst as she bit into it, sticky juice running over the curve of her lip and onto the alabaster skin of her jaw. A low purr of pleasure escaped her throat for a moment as she savoured the sweetness of the fruit. “I’ve always loved that first bite. Teeth cutting

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Palatial, a PALATIAL story by @NathanRedland

Reposted from here. Sandra Morrison, renowned TV psychic, died on May 14th. It took her a lot less time to die than it did for the Twitter jokes and tabloid headlines about her not seeing it coming. ‘It’ being the Number 206 bus, in this tragic instance. She sat up suddenly. Kilburn High Road had

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Dirigible, a DIRIGIBLE story by @NathanRedland

Reposted from here. High in the mountains north of New Albany, the skin-walkers once plied their trade. Their trade, if such a thing can be called a trade, was murder, of the hired kind. Their very individual skills allowed them to command a high price from unscrupulous merchants and nobles wishing to ease their ascent

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Train, a TRAIN story by Nathan @NathanRedland

Reposted from here. A gleaming new building had gone up on the Sodor waterfront, and each ferry from the mainland brought a new load of sharp-suited men with expensive laptops and titanium-rimmed spectacles. Not long afterwards, advertising hoardings were posted all over the Isle. Each showed an image of a sleek, white train and the

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