Ian Stanley was beginning to become lost in his father’s house. In many ways, he supposed he’d been feeling that way for years. He’d just been able to ignore the sensation since he’d moved away and spent most of his adult life trying to make sure he didn’t end up back here again. He’d tried his damnedest to stay away from the house that had taught him distance was the strongest form of safety. Any sort of return felt as if he was squandering the lesson. Continue reading
Josh made his way on the sidewalk, side-stepping and sliding through the slow throngs of people, passing jamming buskers by. He turned left and then right, continued for two blocks, then turned right into an alleyway dotted by shop and restaurant back doors. The garbage in the containers was baking under the hot summer sun, giving the air within the alley a humid smell of decay. Josh fished out a small piece of paper from his pocket, the newspaper ad his mother had cut out for him. Her message was clear: there be a job, go get it. The directions on the ad weren’t so clear. It said to get to this alley and look for door number 23. Josh walked up and down the alley without finding the door. He started to turn back, his shirt above his nose to buffer the smell of marinating garbage, when a man called to him from door 23. Continue reading
In addition to the main storyline which will be released weekly during July 2017 and fortnightly thereafter, we are planning a number of additional stories to add to the Caribou Chronicles world and give other writers the chance to showcase their talent.
We don’t want to restrict people by saying that they can’t include adult themes within their work, but we want to be clear to readers that any content with adult themes will be contained within this Caribou Chronicles: After Dark section of the website. So be sure to keep one eye on this page for further updates.