Winter Tales


Frost pierces through everything. Your bones ache in the icy wind. Harsh winter storms rage and the sun is leaving, not to return for many months. The cheerful men arriving to the mountain bothy in the midst of the winter storm, why do they unnerve you so much? The hunter who follows after you on your way home from the store, what does he hunt? The old neighbour lady seems so innocent, but you know the truth: you saw her that night. Why will the police not listen to you?

Dark, grim, beautiful and grotesque. We are delighted to bring you a collection of 22 speculative winter stories and poems from new and established writers, selected from over a hundred submissions:

  • Mat Joiner: The frost sermon
  • Su Haddrell: The Bothy
  • Sharon Kernow: The Wolf Moon
  • Ruth Booth: The love of a season
  • Masimba Musodza: When the trees were enchanted
  • Fiona Clegg: Sunday’s Child
  • Tim Major: Winter in the Vivarium
  • Lizz-Ayn Shaarawi: Snow Angel
  • Amelia Gorman: Under your skin
  • B. Thomas: Among Wolves
  • Eliza Chan: Yukizuki
  • DJ Tyrer: Frose
  • G.H. Finn: Cold-Hearted
  • David Sarsfield: Voliday
  • Kelda Crich: Coldness Waits
  • K.N. McGrath: The Siege
  • Jonathan Ward: Spirit of the Season
  • James Bennett: The Red Lawns
  • Anne Michaud: Frost Fair
  • Jan Edwards: Shaman Red
  • Adrian Tchaikovsky: The Coming of The Cold
  • Verity Holloway: The Frost of Heaven

The collection is edited by Margret Helgadottir. Winter Tales was released February 29th 2016 from Fox Spirit Books. Cover art by S.L. Johnson.

Get the paperback or kindle at Amazon here (UK) or here (US).

If you want to review the book, get in touch with either me (Margret) or Adele Wearing at Fox Spirit Books.

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