First ever collection from critically acclaimed author Kim Lakin, spanning fourteen years of writing. Her very best short stories, as selected by the author. Expertly crafted tales that combine myth, science fiction, industrial grime and darkest imagining.
Johnny and Emmie-Lou Get Married
The Island of Peter Pandora
Field of the Dead
The Shadow Keeper
The Wassailers Wedding
The Killing Fields
About the Author
“This collection grabs you by the throat with the first beautifully written paragraphs and doesn’t let go. Kim Lakin’s imagination sets sparks flying indeed.” – Alison Littlewood
“I envy anyone discovering Kim Lakin for the first time. Her stories are luminous and incendiary, and they warm your heart. Pure magic.” – Neil Williamson
“...deft touch in worldbuilding and characterisation, along with an impressive ear for dialogue that harmonises settings and plots. Lakin’s genius lies in according each character the attention they deserve. These stories spool like golden threads from a creative maestro of the craft. A must-read collection.” – Aurealis
“Quick read, amazingly written!” – LibraryThing reviewer
Sparks Flying is available as a paperback, an ebook, and a special hardback edition signed by the author and limited to just 50 numbered copies.