Tim Reed lives in south-west London, blessed with easy access to all the capital’s museums, galleries and theatres. He has been writing for a decade, at first as an extensive hobby, but in recent times he has had success in the short story field, having works published in both the UK and the States.
‘Running Free’ has been a constant in the higher reaches of Amazon Kindle downloads through 2011 and 2012, but it is in novels that he hopes to ultimately achieve.
His mantra for those seeking success in writing is simple: “Persist, exercise imagination…and happiness follows.”
A man and his wife go on holiday in the New Forest, where they find old ruins and among it, a tattered diary. Intrigued, they begin to read, and are drawn into the tale of a bereaving man from the 19th Century, who has visions of a green sun and creatures clambering from the well outside his house. Slowly, as madness takes him, these cosmic visions intensify and he finds himself under siege; his daughter, pet cat and his independence are under dire threat, leaving him alone, afraid, and at the mercy of horrific, otherworldly invaders. He witnesses alternate histories of the world, grim futures, and at the end of all, a dreadful predator patiently broods – hoping to sate its hunger. What fate awaits the Victorian man?
Will the diary reveal secrets best left in dust? And what is the ultimate purpose of the green sun, looming over the Earth like an emerald?
From best-selling author of Running Free, Tim Reed.
A man peruses the butterflies in a museum, when a chance encounter with a Tiger Swallowtail sends him careering back to his childhood, and an eerie tale related to him by his grandfather. He journeys to Canada, the Boreal Forest, and a father-and-son moose hunting expedition that, at a certain point, takes a turn for the weird. The older man is led astray by visions, which the son also experiences, leaving him with visceral recollections of Nature personified - terribly suggestive forms related to myth, the seasons, and a truth too great for the mind to accept. The aftermath is tragic, chilling, and a warning to all who venture too freely – in mind – into the wild.
A man sits in his study, opening a book to read, but bloody words crawl forth from the pages - inexplicable, terrifying, obscure. He tries another, the same result.
What do the words mean? Is there hidden meaning?
The Calacorm is a dark tale revolving around the title's words, and one man's quest to find answers within his library of literature. Clue piles upon clue, and the appearance of a ghostly, teasing moth only adds to the chaos - an omniscient interloper, whose presence is important to the words, the man, and the dreadful, inevitable truth that is waiting at the end of the search.
A short story taking influence from Poe's 'The Raven', The Calacorm is a weird tale sure to send shivers up the spine, and black thoughts dancing through the head, but above all, it is a concise, spirited journey through one man's torment.
Will he find peace at the end of it all...or will madness claim him?
Melody wakes up in a white room, or is she dreaming? A figure appears, sinister, cloaked in black, but she doesn't know who he is. In fact, she doesn't remember much at all. She has memory loss, but the figure plans to help her by retelling a story - the myth of Gilgamesh. And so the two intertwine. Melody gains insight into her family, and the courage to face whatever accident has befallen her, and at the same time she joins Gilgamesh on an epic quest as he journeys to save his friend from an evil king - facing giant scorpions, demons, mermen...and hoary dragons that patrol the edge of the world. Melody's Room is a haunting, magical tale of loss and bravery, mixing fairytale with myth, and danger with valor.
John wants to turn his life around, and that starts with a marriage proposal to his girlfriend. All that's standing between him and this act is a simple journey on the London Underground. Except that this journey will be anything but simple.
Strange old ladies, apathetic passengers, a nervous Asian man and a deepening sense of unease are all obstacles to overcome, but will John gain redemption and an easy passage? Or, will this train ride lead to somewhere darker, dimmer and altogether horrifying?
Jack finally has a job he can hold down. That's the plus side. The minus side is that it involves him entering worm-holes, traversing strange solar systems to find rare resources. Not so bad? Not usually, but this time he has entered a realm few have seen.
And it houses the densest object in the cosmos.
A Neutron Star.
With only a one-eyed robot as company, can Jack resist the star-remnant's irresistible pull?
...Or will it send him mad?
John loves his food and has settled for a solitary life. His world is shrinking while his waistline expands-until one day he is pulled out of his comfort zone and into a world of motivation. An elusive and mysterious fox becomes his companion in a way that changes everything.