Ghosts of Fire
An elements of Untethered Realms anthology
Coming in October
For the upcoming Untethered Realms short story anthology, Ghosts of Fire, my story was born in much this way…
Who’s in charge of monitoring threats to your country? In the United States we have homeland security and in the United Kingdom MI5 is in charge of domestic security. Both countries are well versed in threats to their respective countries, who’s behind them, and how to protect against them.
But what if there were threats most people didn’t know about or even believe in?
As in the supernatural kind?
Who you gonna call?
Not Ghostbusters, that’s for sure! Not for serious threats to your country.
The general public doesn’t know about these threats and it’s best to keep it that way. No reason to cause mass panic. Chaos would reign. Just take care of the problem.
That’s where Secret Branch comes in. Its existence is known only to the Prime Minister and a few of his cabinet members. And what of the special agents who work for Special Branch? They have special gifts, of course; the ability to see supernatural beings and the skills to rid England of any threats coming from them.
In Mind the Gap, one such special agent wants to gain favor with a particularly attractive detective he knows, so he sets out to find the art thief she’s after using good old fashioned investigative skills.
But when you’re a “special” agent, the supernatural are always going to have other ideas.
And this is how my story was born...
Who would you call?