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Sonny’s Gift [Write Club]

Sonny's Gift was written for the September meeting of Write Club Surrey. The theme was mysteries, and I drew on some African folklore and religion, and also riffed off Neil Gaiman's American Gods. There was also a little bit of inspiration from the Black Lives Matter protests too. Shipping container being unloaded (Image by Hessel Visser from Pixabay) The mystery in the story revolves around a shipping container, which has been delivered to the front door of the local police station. There's a couple of competing points of view in Sonny's Gift, and perhaps the real mystery of Sonny's Gift is not who sent it, but how they knew what was needed months before Sonny even had his epiphany! The title character of Sonny's Gift is a black ex-cop. He rescued a woman from drowning when on patrol, and as…
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Over a God’s Dead Body by Joel Spriggs [Book Review]

Over a God's Dead Body by Joel Spriggs My rating: 5 of 5 stars Over a God's Dead Body is the best urban fantasy story I've read this year. There's a cracking flow to the narrative and some superb imagery. As well as being a grittily realistic there are also laugh out loud moments. It's a hard mix to pull off, but Joel Spriggs manages it really well in Over a God's Dead Body. Over a God's Dead Body The story has an American Gods feel to it, mixed with the human observation that Terry Pratchett has in his discworld series. The basis of the story is that Loki has been enslaved by an Egyptian god and is obliged to steal the dead body of another god. Being Loki he isn't being entirely straight, and is doing his best to…
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