Colin Harvey is the editor of the SF anthology Future Bristol and the author of the novels Winter Song and Damage Time due from Angry Robot. His short fiction has appeared in Interzone and Albedo One, and various anthologies. Colin worked for twenty years for a multinational manufacturer of soap powders, deodorants and ready-meals, his proudest memory launching Ben & Jerry’s ice cream in Iceland. His website is at www.colin-harvey.com.
The earth is rich in textures and smells. It hurtles by, your clawed hands scrabbling at earth, stones and tree roots, your prey’s odours hooked into your nostrils, pulling you along with fragrant fingers of meat and blood and ordure.