Dale Bailey. The Bluehole. (Fantasy & Science Fiction, May/June 2013)

fsf130506An evocative piece of horror, taking the reader to the early 1980s, and a hot summer, with two teenagers with time to spend in getting into trouble – albeit with a soundtrack just a bit different to the American norm (The Undertones, The Jam, and, praise be The Slits).

The protagonist is looking back on those years, some 30 years hence, and you know there’s not going to be a happy ending – and it takes a little while to find out what the Bluehole is…

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