Save Us

Save Us short story by Iris Carden “We can do it,” Suzie said, “just the way Grandma said.” “She used clay. We haven’t got clay,” Sally answered, keeping her voice quiet, so no-one outside the room might hear. “We’ve got plasticine. That’s like clay,” Suzie said. “That can’t work, can it? Doesn’t it have to…… Continue reading Save Us

Full Moon

Full Moon short story by Iris Carden Jo Burns looked up at the full moon.  It looked closer, bigger than it ever had before. There’d been a time when she’d thought the moon beautiful, romantic, even.  That seemed like  a lifetime ago, before her daughter’s death, before she’d discovered a world hidden from humans, before…… Continue reading Full Moon


Creature short story by Iris Carden It was Trainee Agent Harry Smythe’s first day back at work after extended sick leave.* He felt weird putting a bag of blood in the lunch room fridge, but was determined to work as normal. The first person he saw was Andrew Harrison, assistant to the pathologist.  Andrew, unable…… Continue reading Creature


Countess short story by Iris Carden HDU Trainee Agent Harry Smythe woke from what seemed an incredibly deep sleep.  As his eyes struggled to focus, his brain registered the letter A, nothing else. “Wha…” he struggled to say. “You’re safe now,” a soft female voice said. He drifted back to sleep again and eventually woke…… Continue reading Countess

Save Daddy

Save Daddy short story by Iris Carden HDU Senior Agent Jo Burns was running down the labyrinthine corridors, with unnamed doors, of the HDU, chasing a little girl who was wearing a red hooded cloak. As the girl disappeared around the corner at the end of the corridor, her deceased daughter’s voice came to her:…… Continue reading Save Daddy