Released in December, Spill is a collection of stories that range from the heart-warming to the bizarre and downright macabre. Number 5: Sidmouth
She moved to Sidmouth because HE liked the idea of living out his days staring at the sea:
“He wondered at the magic of the clouds drifting aside to let the sun momentarily colour the water’s surface, or at a squall of swooping seagulls ripping apart the entrails discarded by a mooring fishing boat. He found wonder in every lift and fall of the water, every bob of a boat. Rose joked that he should have been born with flippers. He humoured her with a thin, knowing smile.
Are you sure, Rose? Her sister had asked. It’s so far away.”
Spill (some stories)
To be published December 1st 2015 by Watchword ebooks
“A small glass bottle is filled with thick, yellowing liquid – something like melted butter. In amongst the clouding viscous, a jellied hand pushes from the inside. The fingers spread like an accidental spill.”
This short story compilation ranges from heart-warming comedies to disturbing ruminations on existence, from the bizarre to the downright macabre. Visit weird and wonderful preserved exhibits in a dusty old museum, immerse yourself in the conversation at a dinner party, or step foot into Dr Grost’s office. This remarkably eccentric, thirteen-story collection, introduces a huge variety of richly written characters that showcase Ward’s trademark twisted sense of humour.
- Shelf Life
- Super Important
- That Delivery Guy
- Kind Things for Random Strangers: An Experiment
- If People Feel What People See
- The Diagnosis
- Things That Have Been
- I Like Small Rooms