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Dark lanes and tough towns: words and pictures for you to enjoy

A short Journal entry this week, to leave you time to go off an enjoy other things.

What other things? you may ask. Well, let me make a few suggestions…

Dark Lane Anthology Volume 5

This new anthology collects 16 short stories, of the strange and wonderful variety. In their words:

The Dark Lane anthology series once again brings the reader a collection of weird worlds and strange stories from both established authors and promising newcomers.

If that sounds like your cup of tea, then you can grab yourself a copy right here.

Many of the stories have accompanying illustrations and I am pleased to report that I contributed several to this collection.

  • Stiltsville darklane anthology volume 5 illustration by jon stubbington
  • Devil's crush darklane anthology volume 5 illustration by jon stubbington
  • it's in the bag darklane anthology volume 5 illustration by jon stubbington
  • Birds sing more sweetly darklane anthology volume 5 illustration by jon stubbington

See more of my work in the Art Gallery

Aphelion, issue 220

The August issue of Aphelion is also out. Aphelion is a webzine of science fiction and fantasy, and each issue contains a mix of long fiction, short stories, poetry, and flashes.

One of my short stories, Tough Town, is in the current issue and you can read it, for free, right here.

It’s a tale of crime, duplicity, and spaceports, and features the highest number of gags I’ve been able to cram into a short story.

What are you waiting for?

Stop reading this, for heaven’s sake, and start reading one of the above collections. Go on, you deserve it!


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