In Black Static #21 my flash story ‘Water’ was published – you can read it online on my web site. A short time later writer Ray Cluley wrote me a very kind email telling me how much he enjoyed the story. It was the type of helpful message that keeps a writer going during the rough patches. Today on This is Horror Ray has written a column about the story, and he invited me to add a few words about writing it. My thanks to Ray for spotlighting the tale, and for his thoughtful exegesis.
Tree, water and moon at dusk. It’s still beautiful, despite the rows of houses stacked upon each other. Even in the urban environment the old magic persists.