Main Fiction: “Brazen Dreams” by Matthew Ward
Originally published in Grimdark Magazine Issue #4
When the young Matthew Ward wasn’t reading of strange worlds in the works of C S Lewis, Tolkien and Douglas Hill, he was watching adventure and mystery in Doctor Who, and Richard Carpenter’s excellent Robin of Sherwood series. In 2002, he joined Games Workshop and spent the next decade developing characters, settings and stories for their Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000 universes, as well as for a successful series of licensed books set in J.R.R Tolkien’s Middle-earth.
In 2014, Matthew embarked on an adventure to tell stories set in worlds of his own design. He firmly believes that there’s not enough magic in the world, and writes to entertain anyone who feels the same way. He lives near Nottingham with his extremely patient wife, and three attention-seeking cats.
Narrated by Rob Matheny
Rob Matheny is a producer, narrator, voice actor, blogger, writer, and podcaster from the land of food carts, microbrews and Voodoo Donuts, Portland, Oregon. As co-host of The Grim Tidings Podcast, Rob delivers a weekly dose of Grimdark to the masses. But his podcasting propagation doesn’t stop there, nay, he’s also an assistant producer for the Adventures in SciFi Publishing podcast. Rob is a husband and father of four (#adult), rabbid book nerd, metalhead, geek culture enthusiast, skilled Wheel of Fortune player, and social media fiend.
Teaser Short Story: 1KRV5 by S. Zanne
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The gritty details in “Brazen Dreams” really drew me in. Excellent story.