Short fiction by E.Saxey

There is a Willow Grows Aslant a Brook
(Reflectionsby Fox Spirit Books)
Suggests some nasty uses of 3D printing.

Lucidity           *free!*
(Unsung Stories)
You’re young and in love! Why not take an oneirogenic drug?
(CW for an off-scene mention of abuse)

Red Kite Kindred            *free!*
(Persistent Visions Magazine)
A story about loving someone unlike you, disliking someone who loves unlike you, and Wales.

Windows into Men’s Hearts
(Tales from the Vatican Vaults, imagined and edited by David V. Barrett.)
Highly trained Jesuits infiltrate England, but run quickly into trouble. (Sneak preview here via Google.)

The Librarian’s Dilemma            *free!*
(The Journal of Unlikely Academia)
A young library assistant tries to drag a historical library into the modern era. But it’s heavier than he expected.

Melioration            *free!*
(Queers Destroy Science Fiction )
Dreaming spires and fiendish brain-mangling devices. Science doesn’t work like this.

Not Smart, Not Clever            *free!*
(Apex Magazine)
Plagiarism! So tempting, so iniquitous. Students test the limits of technology and ethics in this near-future tale. (More thoughts on rampant academic misconduct here on the blog.)

A Day Without Sunshine            *free!*
(Escape Pod)
You meet a nice bloke. He seems to be on your wavelength. But he may not be on your timeline.

Uranus
(The Lowest Heaven Jurassic London)
A queer Victorian traveller explores new horizons.
Other standouts include the idiosyncratic “Uranus” by E. Saxey, about gay love, alienation, and astral travel’ The Guardian
‘…a charming fantasy centring on the late-Victorian homosexual demimonde’ Financial Times

Anxiety           *free!*
(originally from The Rite of Spring Jurassic London)
Super-short fiction set in 1913, visiting Freud in Vienna. Prompted by a gloriously morbid quote from the man himself (see the end of the story).

A Marvelous Neutrality
(Aghast Magazine)
Victorian occultism: John Dee and a bunch of bees.

Reach > Grasp            *free!*
(originally from Spacewitch Moonshots)
Unwise hijinks on a leaking underwater oil rig. (Story origins are described here.)

My Rightwise Home             *free!*
(Expanded Horizons)
An arrogant actor is knocked off his perch, and sets off into the mist. (Origin story here.)

Come Back Early or Never Come            *free!*
(Holdfast Magazine)
For anyone who phones home and finds their parents a) have communed with unspeakable darkness and b) want them to run the Church fête tombola stall.

Canaries             *free!*
(Daily Science Fiction)
High ideals and soaring architecture, as underpaid students explore a Utopian city.
More thoughts on big buildings and big egos here on the blog.

Tanty Marlene              *free!*
(The Future Fire)
Losing your grandfather is sad. Deciding what to do with your grandfather’s girlfriend is really awkward.

Hej!            *free!*
(Masochuticon)
After a great trauma, a trip to IKEA.

Across the Wasteland Beyond the Glittering City              *free!*
(Masochuticon)
In which I am sarcastic about children’s fiction, because of my great love of children’s fiction.

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