Hello everyone. Thank you for taking the time to read this. I hope you enjoy the stories and poetry on the site. Most are new after just having had a seven year makeover.
As for me, what can I say? I live to write and write to live. The best of both worlds. I write far too much and hoard most of what I do, hence here. My website is a little place to highlight, and hopefully have people enjoy, the ones that got away.
My work has appeared in DailyScienceFiction, Bunbury Magazine and anthologies by Third Flatiron Publishing and Leap Books to name but a few. This is always a privilege. I am the author of The Eternals Series with so much more in the making.
When not writing, I love reading, running, all sport, and walking through beautiful scenery. If I lived in view of a mountain with a stream running through the bottom of my garden, I’d never resurface. I have the world’s worse memory and have caffeine-laced blood.
I have two sayings: 1. I’d rather be a happy pauper than a wealthy zombie. 2. Never give up on your dreams, and never let anyone tell you you’re not good enough. You can be.
Thanks for reading this and I hope you enjoy the poetry and prose on the site.
PS: You’re supposed to write these in third person, and professionally I would, but when dealing with friends that’s far too impersonal.
Richard M. Ankers
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The Eternals: Book 1 In The Eternals Series: Published by Next Chapter
Hunter Hunted: Book 2 In The Eternals Series: Published by Next Chapter
Into Eternity: Book 3 In The Eternals Series: Published by Next Chapter
The Snow Lily (UPDATE: On hold for rewrite): Authonomy.com by HarperCollins – Gold Medal Winner
The Dawntreader: The Bluebell (Date tba)
After the Pause: The Taken Hand (Dec 2020)
Love Letters To Poe: The Human in Me (Dec 2020)
Distant Shore Publishing: Is This Leningrad?
Black Poppy Review: The Watched
The Dawntreader: Oaken Yearnings
Bunbury Magazine: The Longest Fall
Once Upon A Broken Dream: Creativia Anthology: Sapphire Heartbreaks
Phantaxis Issue 1: In Glass
DailyScienceFiction.com: Android One
The Fable Online: Phoenix Burned
Specklit.com: Cold Freedoms / Racing the Dead / Mermaid’s Tears
Devolution Z: Nocturne
Nonlocal Science Fiction Issue 4: Filtered Blue
Third Flatiron Publishing ‘The Time it Happened’ anthology: Armada Of Snow
Leap Books ‘Fright Before Christmas’ anthology: Clockwork Christmas
Litbreak.com: Primal Actions / Lost Lights / Glass Spiders
The New Accelerator Issue 4, iTunes digital magazine: Iced Hearts At World’s End
The Tophat Raven issue 2 (issuu.com): Hope
Quaterreads.com (now defunct) : Hush, Little Darlin’ / In The Arms Of A Dream / Spectral Nazis & The Empress Of Steam / Washed Away
fēlan Issue 1: The Heat (poem) Not Quite (prose poem)
fēlan Issue 2: Nightly (poem)
fēlan Issue 3: Beautiful (poem) Smile (poem)
fēlan Issue 4: Wetted (poem) Melancholy Moon (poem)
fēlan Issue 5: NO! (poem) & Guest Judge
fēlan issue 10: Ignition (poem)
The Tophat Raven issue 1 (issuu.com): Lacrimosa (poem)/ My Angel (poem)/ Lost Gulls (haiku)