My latest narration for AntipodeanSF . A flash fiction from Scottish writer Chris Kelso, “The Dream Report”. A surreal investigation into the landscape of the imagination.
Link to the radio show is below, and the story starts around the 16’50” mark.
New season, and a new narration for AntipodeanSF . This piece of flash fiction is set on Mars, and told from the point of view of a young colonist there. It is by Australian writer Wes Parish.
Link to the radio show is below, and the story starts around the 17’10” mark.
A bit of background on the story.
“Fate of the Nameless Child” began as a longer piece of work several years ago; a multi-chapter, multi-perspective narrative and commentary on how people fear the unknown ‘thing’, the unknown ‘one’. Themes of attempting to understand, contain, destroy are explored more deeply in the original.
I shopped it around to several publishing houses to no avail; some lovely feedback on the tone of voice and the themes in the longer form piece, which I am sure I will publish here one day so you can appreciate the full story and more of the characters who only get a passing mention in this version.
Who is the nameless child, and what is their fate?
Alistair, October 2020
p.s. Read my previous piece “Fallen Angel” also published by Antipodean SF.