Alex Harwood

Alex Harwood found an old typewriter in the loft when he was ten and clattered out a poem about a dragon who liked shiny things. Decades later, he’s still writing about things that don’t exist but really should. He lives in Leicester, writes music and is working on a novel.

Severed Souls Contribution

Live Specimen is a thrilling short story that follows a soldier as she wakes up in the aftermath of an encounter with a hostile organism and finds herself unarmed, low on air and not alone. Here’s a snippet:

Was it dead? But no. It moved, twitching limbs like hinged skewers. Wounded. Likely deposited here by the same blast as her.