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About T J Dipple
T.J.Dipple was born in Birmingham in 1986 and lived there for 24 years before moving to Stourbridge. He has been writing ever since he was at school and has always enjoyed Fantasy, especially heroic fantasy. He works full-time as a Learning Officer at Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum and writes in his spare time.
He has published several short stories in Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror magazines but his debut novel Reaper's Challenge was released in Febuary 2013.
His most recent release, 'Fate's Test' continues The City's Blades series.
We were overwhelmed by the number and the quality of entries. Choosing the winners proved to be a monumental task. Our criteria centred on the gifts of story telling and imagination. We believe these should be the overriding considerations, for the exploration of the human condition through the story telling process.
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Crime will always be with us, and as laws evolve, so will the techniques of violating them. In this issue, you’ll meet femme fatales, con men, evil politicians, and a war hero who has trouble adjusting to peace in space. Plus there’s another fine Robichaud article . . . and much more in this latest issue of Cosmic Crime Stories!
Saviour- A race against time to save the life of a small chaild. But why?
Believe - What would you do if your son told you he could see things that no one else could?
Worthy - A heroic quest for a sacred stone. But can Sir Dale overcome the final trial and be judged worthy?
Echoes - Is there something sinister behind an echo. What if they started talking back?
Hero - How far can a man go for revenge and honour. What is the final price?
As strange things begin to happen David's father becomes worried that it is not the water David is looking at. He thinks there might be something else.
Something beneath the surface.
Mike has done just that. Now he is on a journey he didn't plan to take and the conductor will tell him only one thing.
His destination is The Last Stop
Finding the Way Forward
by Zach Ricks
What is the purpose of story? Does it have a purpose? And can we find that purpose in "kid stuff"?
Princesses Don’t Breathe Fire
by Sarina Dorie
When Princess Draciona was born, it was obvious something wasn’t quite right. She had emerald eyes and viridian hair. Most unusual of all was her scaly, moss-tinted skin.
“This baby looks a little like a … ahem … dragon,” said Prince Rupunzelson
Hither and Yon
by Anatoly Belilovsky
…In seconds, the sky darkened and began to churn; thunder rolled over us as air tingled with ozone. I started across the street. It wasn’t that wide; a few drops of rain weren’t going to stop me.
I would have made it, too, most places. Not in Bermuda.
by T.J. Dipple
People still nodded to him and praised him on the street. It had been a year since the business with the king and the dragon, but people still remembered him. He smiled thinly at the people who greeted him. As he walked his eyes shifted at the slightest noise, he had been trained to look for danger all his life, and he saw it everywhere. As people passed him he spotted three concealed weapons, and he fought his urges to take them in, he had to focus now.
In the markets he saw the traders cheating their customers; they shaved their coins before giving change, and again Garron fought the urge to call them on it. No one ever tried it with him, it was either a sign of respect, or they knew he would catch them…
View from the Poopdeck
by Scott Roche