Stories for strange times

Once Upon A Time is an anthology of flash fiction: standalone tales of 1,000–3,000 words, in genres including science fiction, horror, and the supernatural!

More than fifteen bite-sized stories to spark the imagination, and provide respite from the world during a very strange time. Also includes author’s notes on each tale, describing inspiration and background.

Volume 2 includes the stories Fluent, Stolen Words, Impediment, Passing Through, Return, Shortages, Lights, Paranoia, Influencers, Left Behind, Foreign, Symbol, The Fairness, Obstacles, The Old Gods, The Repository, and Denning’s Walk.

About Matt Gemmell

Matt Gemmell is the author of TOLL, CHANGER and RAW MATERIALS. He is a former software engineer, and he lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, with his wife Lauren and their labradoodle named Whisky.

He can be found on Twitter as @mattgemmell.

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