Author Archives: Lexifab

Friday flash fiction – Tock Tock

Tock Tock touches the glass face of the old-fashioned alarm clock, which is the timing mechanism on Doctor Ontological’s abstraction bomb. The Doc may be a genocidal mad scientist, but he certainly has a classical style. Its examination complete, Tock … Continue reading

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Friday flash fiction – Carapace

My squad hits the dirt behind the fanned trunk of a giant kapok tree when a Mamba .511 starts bark-bark-barking from somewhere in the jungle. The kapok’s splayed base eats up the rounds better than armour, but the wood’s not … Continue reading

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Friday flash fiction – Aeolian Wine

When the storm turned back toward the coast, Nick Hallam fled inland, and the storm followed. He raced ahead of it, up into the ranges, his station wagon packed to the brim with emergency supplies, a change of clothes and, … Continue reading

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Friday flash fiction – Sky Bastion Serengeti

“Wild Dog Squadron, stand by to deploy!” Boots, slippers and bare feet slapped across the Serengeti’s flight deck as crews emptied from their elemental dojos, meditation cells and communal baths into the waiting combat modules. “Is this a drill?” Pilots, … Continue reading

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Story – A Fire Across the World in On Spec 108

“A Fire Across the World”  is my short story of Great Game-era spies, mad scientists and supernatural reincarnation, now available in On Spec 108 (Volume 29, Issue 1), the Canadian magazine of the fantastic. This is probably most most-edited story ever, … Continue reading

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