C L Spillard

Short stories & articles

Marry in Blue

Out of your depth at a swanky wedding, what do you do when all the Groom's guests seem a bit... odd?

In the anthology 'Mulling it Over'


Clandestine emigrants, subterfuge, and the sinister 'Project' -

in Issue 41 of Dream Catcher Magazine

Tuesday Man

  Free   Who is the mystery gent on the river path?

Old World

   Free   A Twist in Time


   Free   I taste exquisite bitters...

The Sledge

   Free   a splinter of ice on the 'Horror Tree'

Hunter's Moon

   Beautifully-illustrated diverse Steampunk tales. 

Weather Writing for Sci-Fi Authors
Free article: one of the 'Science in SF' series

The Curious Fate of the Merchantman 'Lady Margaret' 
A bizarre marine archaeology find could change history.​

Decline and Fall
​    What is the secret of the lost gentleman in the bookshop?

Radio Waves for Sci-Fi Authors
Free article: one of the 'Science in SF' series

The Library
Free flash"All you gotta do, is answer the question."
    There was no question.

Banishment and Regret
   He has grievously wronged his favourite Mortal. 

   Can he handle a pain that only Mortals feel?

The Inverse Polygraph 
A device for implanting thought patterns.

The learner
    Free in 'Just a Moment': How to claim your extra life.

Washed Away 
Free flash fiction: Floods never lie...