It came from C.B. Blakey

C.B. Blakey’s story “Bedwyr by the Sea” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 24 January 2020. “Bedwyr by the Sea” was partially inspired by a documentary (I forget which one) that speculated that the lost city of Avalon was a coastal city that has since been swallowed by the sea. The Arthurian legends have changed so much over the centuries that in many ways they are a fine example of stories that have evolved and …

Bedwyr by the Sea – C.B. Blakey

As the sun set over the sea, an old man built a sandcastle. His old green anorak sagged around him, patched and salt stained from years spent on the coastline. The sun glinted from the waves, so bright it was almost blinding. Eyes closed tight against the glare, his hands moved over the sand, pressing the crenellations into shape one at a time. “Avalon,” he whispered, feeling the sand firm beneath his fingers as he …

A question for C.B. Blakey

Q: Why do you write speculative rather than realistic fiction?

A: My love of speculative fiction is a disease that struck in childhood. When I was 7, my parents gave me a book of Greek and Norse myths and another of Arthurian tales. Ever since then I’ve devoured every fantasy novel I can get my hands on. When I started writing my own stories back in 2014, there was never a chance that I would choose a different genre. I love the freedom that speculative fiction provides, both as a writer and as a reader. Beyond the constraints of our own world, we can do anything.


C.B. Blakey’s story “Bedwyr by the Sea
in Metaphorosis Friday, 24 January 2020.
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About C.B. Blakey

A mythology nut and whisky enthusiast, C. B. Blakey lives in England with his wife, his daughter, and enough books to build a small fort. He writes fantasy and light horror short stories and will be starting a novel once he figures out how fit a few extra hours into the day.


C.B. Blakey’s story “Bedwyr by the Sea
in Metaphorosis Friday, 24 January 2020.
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