Category Archives: Short Stories

1992: To Live and Die in Dystopian London

Illustration by Phill Evans. This is an excerpt from “Skin Condition”,  a short story from the “Futurist Manifesto” series of Alternative History tales by John Paul Catton. The story is available as an ‘e-short’, and is published in volume 1 of … Continue reading

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London, 1987: A City on the Brink of Destruction

This is an excerpt from “Fast Falls The Eventide”,  a short story from the “Futurist Manifesto” series of Alternative History tales by John Paul Catton. The story is available as an ‘e-short’, and is published in volume 2 of “Tales From … Continue reading

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New York City, 1977: Battle amidst the Blackout!

This is an excerpt from “Nightfall in Utopia”,  a novelette from the “Futurist Manifesto” series of Alternative History tales by John Paul Catton. The story is available as an ‘e-short’, and is published in volume 1 of “Tales From Beyond Tomorrow”. … Continue reading

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Meet Jimmy Diamond – Mod Detective!

This is an excerpt from “Jimmy Diamond and the Girl from Venus”,  a short story from the “Futurist Manifesto” series of Alternative History tales by John Paul Catton. The story is available as an ‘e-short’, and is published in volume 1 … Continue reading

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Mars, 1999: Planet of Mystery!

This is an excerpt from “The Martian Dialogues”,  a short story from the “Futurist Manifesto” series of Alternative History tales by John Paul Catton. The story is available as an ‘e-short’, and is published in volume 2 of “Tales From Beyond … Continue reading

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Terror stalks the Trenches of World War One!

This is an excerpt from “Dulce et Decorum est”,  a Dieselpunk short story from the Futurist Manifesto series of Alternative History tales by John Paul Catton. The story is available as an ‘e-short’, and is published in volume 1 of … Continue reading

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Steampunk, Spies and Spiritualists!

This is an excerpt from “The Invention of God”, a Steampunk novelette from the Futurist Manifesto series of Alternative History stories by John Paul Catton. The story is available as an ‘e-short’, and is published in volume 1 of “Tales … Continue reading

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A Japanese Ghost Story from “Dark Lanterns”

This is an excerpt of a story from “Dark Lanterns”, a collection of 15 ghost stories set in modern Japan, written by Excalibur author Zoe Drake. Find out more about Zoe Drake here!           FALLEN THROUGH … Continue reading

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Weird Western Thriller – “A Coffin Full Of Stars”!

EXCERPT: The silence of the hotel room was gradually infiltrated by the buzzing of flies at the window, the wind blowing outside, a door banging open and shut in the distance, and the deep, labored breathing of the man on … Continue reading

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New Decopunk Thriller “Firewater” – Excerpt!

Volume Two of “Tales From Beyond Tomorrow” is available for pre-order now – and here’s a taste of one of the stories included!  SYNOPSIS: Salt Lake City, 1924: Although prosperous and respectable on the surface, the state of Utah is … Continue reading

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