Category Archives: Short Stories

Preview: “A Coffin Full Of Stars” – part 2

This is part two of the alternative-history Wild West short story. If you haven’t read part one yet, go here.  All of them jumped up in alarm, their chairs toppling backwards with a crash. Four new figures had entered from … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all our readers! The Excalibur Crew has been traveling over the winter season … doing more research for more novels … we’ll be sending out some publishing news very soon!!! 👍🏼

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One Fine Day In The Middle Of The Night

EXCERPT In the House of the Crazy Dead, Group Captain Ian was fighting for his life. Johnny Shoxx and his army of zombies had smashed down the doors to the ballroom, and were battering their way in – and for … Continue reading

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December 1940: The Elements of War

Frankie was ten years old when his father told him about the Curse of the Pharaohs. Francis Wilfred Cooper was born in Norwich in 1914, and his earliest childhood memory was watching the men come back from France after the … Continue reading

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Skin Condition

“Give me the cross.” Howard Hopgood winced with pain as he whispered the request; one of the male nurses leaned eagerly toward him, holding out the tiny piece of silverwork. Hopgood closed his mouth around the cross as if it … Continue reading

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Jason Zodiac: Lost In The Supermarket

EXCERPT # 5: The following is an email received by FUGUE magazine, May 20–. FROM: t-morgan@waitrose.co.uk SUBJECT: FAO Mr. Jamie Carter – Appeal for Information (Zodiac) DATE: —-/5/14 TO: info@fugue.com Dear Mr. Carter, First, let me say what a great … Continue reading

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Blackout: 1977

EXCERPT They arrived by flying saucer ten minutes afterwards. From the ramp leading out of the shining silver torus they stepped into the main lobby of the Empire State Building, where Lt. Cambridge and the other NYPD officers waited. Cambridge … Continue reading

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Jason Zodiac: No Future

The following is an excerpt from Chapter 4 of Jamie Carter’s biography of Rock legend Jason Zodiac. With those memories running through the projector of my mind’s eye, I jogged up the stairs of Leicester Square tube station and headed … Continue reading

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Jason Zodiac: Dandy in the Underworld

The following is an excerpt from Chapter 3 of Jamie Carter’s unofficial biography of Jason Zodiac. In 1972, I was seventeen, just discovering girls, booze, and music. Good music, which in those days I considered to be Led Zep, Black … Continue reading

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The Search Begins

The following is an excerpt from Chapter One of Jamie Carter’s biography of Jason Zodiac. I took the M5 Southbound, past Bristol, to Junction 23 – and Glastonbury. I was due to meet Screaming Lord Smith on top of the … Continue reading

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