Welcome the 2016 Midwinter Anthology. This anthology is perhaps a little different from those that have gone before. It is bigger, better, and some stories may not be suitable for younger readers. Some of you who have been following the work of Jara23 Publishing may have noticed that we missed our anthology in 2015. This was because one of our authors, and a close personal friend, passed away that year. Jon Scholes, known as Big Bad Jon to pretty much everyone has been a regular contributor to this anthology since it began. It is with some sorrow that this anthology carries his last ever story 'Unforgivable Sin'. As ever, this anthology is full of a broad variety of stories, ranging from thrillers, to horror, to sci-fi, and back again.
Phil Bettinson offers us a creeping thriller in the science-fiction Beep and explores a dystopian future without stories in 'Hello Citizen'.
John Dodd thrills us with his Brave New World then takes us on a different take of what it would be like with super-powered humans in The Bottom Drawer.
Christian Klose offers us an exploration on love in Comtessa and another in their poem Love Never Dies, or so they say.
Michael Greenwell shows us how a company offering a new start may not be all they appear in Demonshcrift.
Kim Hosking tells us tales of a river in Pennies for the Dead, and tales of struggle in The Cave.
Lumde Nopem explores the difficult question of who truly is a monster in Monster. Not for the faint-hearted.
Katherine Burton wonders what hell truly looks like in Hell on Earth
Jon Scholes takes us on a tale of death, asks if there is such a thing as forgiveness in Unforgivable Sin
We here at Jara23 Publishing hope that you enjoy our offerings for this midwinter. Now it's time to find yourselves a nice warm fire to curl up infront of, and enjoy.