New Writing: The Bridge Across The Canyon

I’ve got a new short story out on the Grimbold Patreon – it’s a GreenSky short involving an argumentative teenager and a windmill in the desert…

It is a $5 upwards post but for that you get news, cover reveals, more stories by writers including Joanne Hall and Jessica Rydill, and the Grim & Bold comic strip – which, frankly, is adorable. And slightly terrifying. They’re very cute, anyhow.

Have a snippet, and if you want to read the rest go and check out the Grimbold Patreon!

“I hate you! I hate you, I hate you, I HATE YOU!”

It had been a particularly fraught day in Station 8 along the Desert Trail. At dawn, they’d found that the second windmill sail was torn, and that meant shutting the windmill down for the morning despite the good breeze, so it was only the first sail that was powering the clockwork charging stations.

“Well feck off into the desert, then, like you always say you will!”

In addition, the well had brought up brackish water on the first pump, meaning the pipes needed to be cleaned. The gate hinges had been squeaking for the past few days too, and that was another job on the list.

“Maybe I will! I don’t want to be stuck here for the rest of my life, in the middle of nowhere, dealing with traders that do the same run and tell the same stories and have no life!”