From the Pages of 10thology: Blood Brothers

From the pages of “10thology” comes “Blood Brothers”.

Scorp is an ordinary kid, living in an ordinary block of flats. Except for the fact that his best friend is the block’s dead caretaker, he fights monsters, and his Gran … knows things.

Written by Monkeys with Machinguns’ Chris Lynch with illustrations by Stu.Art, this is a short story not to be missed.

When the 10thology anthology was being put together, a last-minute drop-out meant that we were in danger of creating a “9thology”. Creator, editor, and publisher of 10thology, Stuart Tipples, has known me a long time though and knew exactly how I would respond to the sentence “But Chris, there’s no way you could write a story in the next few days”.

“Yes, Stuart, of course I can”

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A few days later, “Blood Brothers” was born. The original concept, from Stuart, was to create a modern retelling of a Welsh myth. I won’t divulge which particular myth we chose but I was very happy with the outcome. Once combined with some fantastic artwork from Stuart, we had a story worthy of inclusion in 10thology.

I’ve got a soft spot for the main character in this story, Scorp, a sort of council-flat shaman who inherits the duty of protecting his block of flats from the strange and the occult when the previous “Caretaker” meets a grisly end. Scorp also has a grandma, and she knows things.

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