Slightly later update this week, and it’s only a brief one at that.
My short story ‘Skin’, set in a future Manchester, is now available to read on the Manchester Climate Change website. It was a runner up in their short story competition, and at some point will be collected in a small book.
Here’s the opening:
The balcony garden quakes; tiny brown leaves fall from branches. The final charcoaled piece of shipflesh falls from the sky, a fiery planet-sized ball of skin and meat. From behind glass in their living room, they watch as it disintegrates silently over Manchester. An infinite number of black meteor flakes spilling across the red morning.
They look over at the last of the melted black dots as they fall ashen against the windows of the Beetham tower.
You can read it here
Do let me know what you think in the comments.