A streetlamp flickered. Under the lamppost stood an old red phone box. In the old red phone box a black telephone was ringing. Down the street came a boy. No one knew his name, or if they ever did they had forgotten it along with the boy. His clothes didn’t fit him well—his coat was too… Continue reading SHORT STORY: The Lostling by Daniel Soule
Finnegan the dog was thinking about the meaning of life, and of lamb chops. Freeze-dried lamb chops, that is. Finnegan was an astrodog, you see. That’s like an astronaut. Except a dog. Living on a spaceship as a specially-chosen astrodog on a mission to Mars, you get used to freeze-dried stuff. Lamb chops were best.… Continue reading SHORT STORY: Finnegan the Astrodog by Michael Stevens
Now Harry was a honu and he didn’t run around with the fastest crowd, but he was smart enough to know something was fishy—well, not really fishy—but strange, about a seasick eel.
About Nigel: Nigel Quinlan is the author of The Cloak of Feathers and The Maloneys’ Magical Weatherbox. He lives in Tipperary with his family and a dog and lots of books. SK: Hi Nigel, thanks for giving us an interview. Your most recent book The Cloak of Feathers is one of our books of the… Continue reading INTERVIEW: Nigel Quinlan
Mum and Dad hated baby's favourite toy. They hated it so much. Whenever they made each other cups of hot tea and sat close together at the kitchen table, all they talked about was how much they hated baby's favourite toy. ‘It's so loud!’ Dad said. ‘That song it plays!’ said Mum. ‘Over and over… Continue reading SHORT STORY: Mushephant by Nigel Quinlan