The Magpies, a Novella
In Strange Tales II, Tartarus Press, 2007
This was written at the request of the editors of the wonderful Strange Tales books from Tartarus Press and it ended up diving into some of the strangest territories I have ever done. I think it remains my story with the most interesting ideas behind it and you will encounter such things as a Magpie Man who eats carrion, a world-spanning polyhedron, lots of music (and composers block) - and all set in the wonderful lonely hills of Dartmoor. It is essentially a story about what happens when the mind runs away out of control and enters more irrational areas.
This story is also a part of the collection 'Feather'.