“The Lady With The Lantern” is a PseudoPod original. The lady with the lantern is a nautical folktale. This borrows the name, but re-imagines a very different spectre.
“The Bleeding Game” was first published online in the June 2013 issue of 713 Flash by Kazka Press.
“Making Paint As A Means Of Impermanence” is a PseudoPod original.
I met a lady in the meads,
Full beautiful—a faery’s child,
Her hair was long, her foot was light,
And her eyes were wild.
La Belle Dame sans Merci, John Keats
The Lady With The Lantern
by Charlotte Nash
The mine called Callum in his tenth year. One morning, he was walking to school with the other boys; a pair of new shoes, a boiled sweet in his cheek. The next, he found a pick in his soft hand, and his feet followed his father’s to the cold, dark portal. (Continue Reading…)