Without further delay, here is the cover for J.S Breukelaar’s Collision, a dark and weirdly wonderful collection of speculative fiction stories. The book, which is slated for release in February 2019, includes 11 stories and a novella, some of Breukelaar’s darkest and finest, plus a wonderful introduction by award-winning author, Angela Slatter. Six of the stories, including the novella, are new works which we know you will enjoy. While you are waiting for this amazing collection, we highly recommend you try her novels, American Monster and Aletheia, the latter an Aurealis Award finalist!
Looking at Donald awkwardly pinning laundry to the line, I can’t see him having sex with anyone—my imagination won’t stretch that far. There is something missing about him, and it’s not just the way he habitually coughs into those gloved hands. His limbs don’t quite communicate with each other, making him rush at you one minute, back off slowly the next, looking into the distance as if searching for a lost opinion, or the grown children he seemed to have misplaced, or his own life, traded in now for someone else’s. You can’t help feeling sorry for Donald, Jules would say, more like a shadow than a man. -from “Raining Street” by JS Breukelaar