Publication Date
Publication Status
Out of print
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Trim Size
198 x 129mm

This is the Quickest Way Down


Set primarily in the present day, or very near future, these stories give everyday existence a gentle nudge into the realms of the fantastic, the weird, the erotic, the supernatural, the horrific, the arcane and the surreal. These are stories where a casual sexual encounter can embroil a person in dangerous liaisons with ghosts, aliens or even vengeful gods. Yet also where the bizarre can be found lurking just around the corner, across a cup of cooling mocha in a suburban coffee shop, over a glass of chilled rose wine in beachside cafe on the Cote d'Azur or in the next message to arrive on your mobile phone. These stories tread the fine line between the normal and the fantastic, where the unknown lies behind every unopened door and every unread email.

Praise for this Book

‘I love your stuff. It throws me way back to 'New Worlds' but of course an updated version. What have I just said? Your writing is a revelation and should be more exposed. Just keep writing this stuff Charles. You've tapped into the magick hoodoo.’ —Dave Kelso-Mitchell