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The Chronicles of Zer

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Just heard that Electric Spec have bought another fantasy story: The Chronicles of Zer. This will be my fourth piece published by this particular magazine.



Cursus stared in open-mouthed horror at the blank page.

‘No. It can not be.’

He turned the page, the vellum of the old book crackling. The next was equally blank: smooth and creamy white. He opened the great tome at random in three different places. All the same. There could be no doubt. He closed the book with a hollow thud, a bloom of dust. Magna Bestiarum it said in gold letters on the red spine. The titles survived longer, of course, their words visible to anyone glancing at the shelf. He wondered who had written it, who had laboured over it, what wonders it had contained. Now it was gone and he would never know.

I'll let you know when it's out ...

15 comments:

  1. I like the premise, missing stories. Congratulations, Simon.

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  2. Thanks, Deborah. I think I was cross about library closures when I wrote it ...

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  3. Congrats, Simon. Sounds intriguing.

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  4. Thanks, Jeff. Hopefully it is.

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  5. Congratulations, Simon!

    That snippet is excellent! I'm very intrigued.

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  6. Whoot! That's fantastic news and a very interesting premise :) I'm looking forward to reading it.

    ~ Rhonda Parrish

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  7. Thanks, Rhonda. Hope you enjoy the full story.

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  8. Dude! Looking forward to reading this one.

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  9. Is it out?? I remember your last story - the witch one! That was very good!!! Take care
    x

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  10. Old Kitty - coming soon! End of the month I think. Hope you like it!

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I'd love to know what you think.