THE DARK NEST VOLUME 1

 

STUMPWORK

Cicely tries to make her own embroidered version of the great paintings, with unexpected results

THE TALKING
DOG

A dog's mistress learns to hear his voice, but she is disappointed by what he says

THE MINK
ROOM

A fantasy in which a woman wakes up in a room lined with mink

THE GROWLER

Clarissa's nether regions are talkative

CARGO CULT

An attic with a mind of its own

MRS HUDSON'S TALE

As told by Mrs Hudson, the landlady of Sherlock Holmes

DAVID BOWIE IN BLACKWELL'S BOOKSHOP

David Bowie is accidentally reincarnated in Portsmouth

THE CONNOISSEUR

Henry is a collector of miniature figurines, but his treasures turn against him

THE SETTLEMENT

Sarah’s realistic doll takes on a new identity

THE MYSTERIOUS LOVER

A lover who is not what he seems at first

THE SHINING FURROW

A woman’s skin becomes transparent, showing the workings of the organs beneath

HOMUNCULUS

A very unusual ventriloquist's dummy

FIELD OF REEDS

Punishment and revenge, inspired by Ancient Egypt

BEWARE WHAT YOU WISH FOR

A woman who falls in love with a man much younger than herself, and finds a novel way of overcoming the problem. Or so she thinks

MARICI

The story of Sacha, a woman who grows a set of wings

DENTAL HYGIENE

Jasper is a dentist who dislikes kissing, and this inhibits his success with    women,  but he finds a way round the problem

THE SALT PANS

In a future global catastrophe there is an acute shortage of the wherewithal for survival

GOLDEN FLOOR

Sarah and Willliam find a sinister floor in their new house

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