Streetcake story

I'm really rather chuffed: I have a short story in the latest issue of Streetcake Magazine! You can read 'Silence Surrounds Her', my take on the song 'The Cruel Mother' (Child 20, Roud 9) in issue 52 right here...

There's so many great versions of this song, but one that sticks in my mind is Kerfuffle's 'Down By The Greenwood Side'. It's that sauntering percussion; it makes me think of lazy, sauntering hoofbeats on a summer's evening, which is kind of paradoxical given the lyrics and makes the 'find' seem even more sinister. Have a listen here.