My story “The Junk Artist” is now online at Daily Science Fiction.
It’s set in the Jaffa flea market – and I think this picture just about sums it up!
There were two sea stars in the rubbish that morning.
They lay on the ground alongside an opened tin of pickled gherkins, two paperback books with the covers torn off, a bunched-up newspaper with last week’s headlines, an empty box of tampons, and a chair missing two of its legs.
One of the sea stars had one corner broken. Both were about the size of a palm. Joshua picked up the unbroken one. It fit almost perfectly in his hand, and felt warm from the sun. He admired the sea star’s colours for a moment, moving his hand gently from side to side, watching how the surface of the star caught and reflected the sunlight.
It would do, he decided… – continue reading.