Bone Diamond @ Beneath Ceaseless Skies

Mike GristBooks, Fantasy, Featured Story, Writing 2 Comments

My story Bone Diamond – a sweeping tale of greed, madness, and murder in alt. Egypt – has just gone live at Beneath Ceaseless Skies. This is my first ever pro-rated sale, so I’m utterly proud and pleased with it.

It’s the first step towards three pro-sales, which leads to SFWA (Science- Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America) membership, which is another big stepping stone towards getting my work more widely out there.

Here’s an excerpt-

“Shh,” I whisper. I lift my bone shears and disconnect his left clavicle at the articular process, snap it at the foramen. He is screaming but I do not hear it. The smooth shank of bone sucks out of the trembling meat of his back, and I hold it up to the gathering dawn light. There, buried in the center, is a diamond, blazing a deep and furious red at its heart.

Here’s where you can read it-

Purchase / Read

– You can buy the magazine, issue #75, including one other story by Ferrett Steinmetz, on Kindle.

– Or you can read it for free at the BCS site.


– You can read more of my SF & Fantasy short stories here. Im also working on a novel, and I’ve got a short story up on Kindle.

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Comments 2

  1. A fantastic story which grabbed me from the start. Extraordinary language and descriptions make one feel the fear in this society and visualise the scenes. Beautiful arc of story and very moving. Jenny

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