Jack Westlake is a writer of dark fiction, which has appeared in Black Static, BFS Horizons, previously on PseudoPod, and elsewhere. He lives in the U.K., and is currently working on a novel. His work has appeared in print and online, details of which can be found on his Bibliography page.
For your consideration we present the Escape Artists stories that ran in 2019 which are eligible in the upcoming award nomination season. Below are links to some aggregation projects, where fans are building lists of those eligible in the various categories. They’re great tools, and we’d like to thank all the contributors for their efforts. […]
Pomegranate Pomegranate by Jack Westlake This is what she knows: Do not immediately repeat a word. Do not immediately repeat a word spoken by someone else, and do not allow someone to repeat a word you’ve just said. Do not allow yourself to hear your own echo. These rules will keep you alive. Words cannot […]
Lights by Jack Westlake The city’s shadows deepen, darken. The sky turns a thicker shade of grey, and then to black. The moon glows behind a cloud. I rest my head on the windowsill. Far away, two cats fight. A distant gunshot like a clapping of hands makes me snap my head up. I’m still […]