C.L. Holland

C.L. Holland writes fantasy and science fiction.

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C.L. Holland is a British writer of science fiction and fantasy, and has been published in magazines and anthologies such as Daily Science Fiction, Cats in Space, and most recently Nature. She has a BA in English with Creative Writing, and MA in English, and likes to learn things for fun. When not working or writing she can be found making jewellery and reading about history, folklore, or whatever her current obsession is. She also writes poetry under the name Lucy Gabriel. https://curiousfictions.com/authors/612-lucy-gabriel

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A Celebration in Blue Silk

Published Oct 12, 2019 · 5,207 words (19 minutes) · 280 views

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Allegra is a war bride, married to the man who conquered her family's lands and slaughtered those she loved. Now, twelve years later, a loyal retainer offers hopes for revenge - but it will cost Allegra everything.

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Eventually everything hits the bottom, and all you have to do is wait until someone comes along, and turns it back again. ⌛️

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Essence

Published Jul 17, 2019 · 487 words (2 minutes) · 124 views

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A meta piece about writing.

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The Reflection of Memory

Published Jul 12, 2019 · 9,939 words (37 minutes)

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When Calony wakes up in the middle of a snowstorm, she has no idea where she is or how she got there. The shapeshifter Kestrin and wanderer Yaphen go with her on a journey to find out the secrets of her past. Answers which, in the end, may not be entirely welcome.

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Paying for Death

Published Jun 18, 2019 · 881 words (4 minutes) · 305 views

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Mirri wants revenge on her sister, but the price may be more than she thinks.

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The Owl and Great Cthulhu

Published May 12, 2019 · 193 words (1 minute) · 338 views

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H.P. Lovecraft meets Edward Lear.

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The Message

Published May 7, 2019 · 999 words (4 minutes) · 315 views

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Trying to win approval, Odeled offers to deliver a message to his father's enemies. But at what cost?

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Beauty Sleeping

Published Feb 26, 2019 · 982 words (4 minutes) · 1 like · 435 views

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In this fairy tale retelling, Prince Tristan searches for the truth hidden behind the wall of roses.

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Answers

Published Mar 17, 2018 · 839 words (4 minutes) · 500 views

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Two years after banishing the gods of chaos, humanity starts to realise the price.

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A Primary Function

Published Mar 10, 2018 · 760 words (3 minutes) · 510 views

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On humanity's lengthy journey into the unknown, androids are in charge of the entertainment.

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Shooting this for album art for the band Easy Kill. We wanted to reflect the references in the lyrics to movies and cinema; whilst also showing the desolate/isolated emotions dealt with in the album, too.

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Beyond the Gate

Published Mar 10, 2018 · 966 words (4 minutes) · 457 views

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Cast out, Fennix must learn to live in exile. If he can.

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