Far Horizons: Tales of Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror. Issue #13 April 2015 - Page 15

What would tomorrow bring? What, even, of tonight? A thrill of anticipation grew inside Chloe. Poul’s hand rested on the table. Outside, snow fell in dense, driving flurries. The carriage swayed as Ice Maiden’s speed increased, the wooden bead on the blind’s drawstring tapped against the window. She lay her hand on his. Steady acceleration pressed Chloe gently into the cushions, she closed her eyes. What will we find, she wondered. In her heart she had the sudden conviction it would be something wonderful. David Gullen was born in South Africa and was baptised by King Neptune at the equator. Since then he has studied biology, worked as a van driver, dish-washer, armourer, leatherworker, and IT geek; and become the father of three children. His short fiction has appeared in many magazines and anthologies. He has been an Aeon Award winner (2011) and shortlisted for the James White Award. His collection, Open Waters (theEXAGGERATEDpress), appeared in early 2014. His novel, Shopocalypse, was published by Clarion (2013) and he recently co-edited, designed and published the charity SF anthology Mind Seed. He is represented by the John Jarrold Agency. David lives in Surrey, England, with the fantasy writer Gaie Sebold, and too many tree ferns. PAGE 15