An ON TIME Excerpt: “Pocket Watch Problems” by Allison Rott

Enjoy an excerpt from Allison Rott’s “Pocket Watch Problems” featured in our newest anthology ON TIME. Late. Late Late. The bus was pulling away, shouting didn’t change the course of the bus. Heels clacked on the sidewalk, cold hands pulled the patched coat tighter, chilled fingertips brushed against the rough papers, payment, a future meal or…

Allison Rott, an ON TIME Author Interview

Join us as we peek behind the scenes of our upcoming anthology, ON TIME. Learn more about Allison Rott in her featured interview.   ABOUT THE STORY What inspired your story? The bare bones of the story started as a submission to a call for Halloween stories, the stories to be linked by “The Dealer.”…

A TRANSCENDENT Excerpt: “Skrik” by Bekki Pate

The sky is a blood-red swirl. The wind whips at my face. The bridge I stand on is rough against my bare feet, and the vortex of water that runs underneath it mesmerises me. It looks so inviting. The urge to jump over the side and into the water is almost unbearable. I don’t want…

A TRANSCENDENT Excerpt: “Night Terror” by Kacie Berghoef

I should have known better than to rent a ground floor flat. It’s too late to have regrets about eschewing a doorman and not installing a security alarm when I hear the robbers enter. My only phone is in the same room as them. Almost paralyzed, I lie quietly under the covers, not daring to…

The Terrors in Our Own Minds by Kacie Berghoef

You wake up screaming. Your hands are shaking, and you’re gasping for breath. Beads of sweat drip down your face. You look around, and all you can see is shadows of hands and bedroom furniture within routine night darkness. What on earth just happened? You probably had a night terror. As the NHS reports, night…

Our TRANSCENDENT Authors: a Featured Interview with Kacie Berghoef

In our new author series, we’ll be offering a clairvoyant peek behind the veil of who and what makes up TRANSCENDENT. Here’s a glimpse at Kacie Berghoef and her story “Night Terror.”   ABOUT THE STORY What inspired your story? I lived in a rent-controlled apartment in San Francisco that had all kinds of problems….