Delighted that these seven stories have been published by Tartarus Press this year. The following is an excerpt from Little Black Eyes and Tiny Hands:-
‘He shuddered at the sight of the crude paintings, and drew in a breath. No particular odour came to him as he stood there, although he remembered that the room had smelt of something repulsive years ago. A great deal of the roof was missing and he could look up at the blue and reassuring sky, and know that soon he’d be gone from the place.
He became aware quite suddenly that other people had trespassed into the house as well: he saw that plastic bottles and pieces of paper and cardboard were littered across the rubble-covered floor, and against one wall, he spied a set of three candle stubs with a crude symbol painted above them in black. The thought that the man who so frightened his proud grandfather had modern devotees, made his stomach lurch.’