If 2020 wasn’t ridiculous enough, in mid 2021 a pair of men were fined by NSW police after being rescued, lost and naked, in bushland having fled a wild deer while sunbathing naked. The next day this article popped up on Twitter…and well, I just put two and two together…
In October 2020 my flash-fiction “Fate of the Nameless Child” was published in Australian zine “Antipodean Sci Fi“. Now, hear it come to life in my narration of this story in Nuke’s radio show at the link below.
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.