Profile: Stephanie Ellis

Stephanie Ellis writes dark speculative prose and poetry and has been published in a variety of magazines and anthologies, her latest being Scott J. Moses What One Wouldn’t Do, Silver Shamrock’s Midnight from Beyond the Stars, Demain Publishing’s A Silent Dystopia and WeirdBook’s Zombie Annual. Her poetry has been published in the HWA Poetry Showcase Volumes VI, VII and VIII.

Longer work includes the folk horror novel, The Five Turns of the Wheel and the two novellas Paused and Bottled, all published by Silver Shamrock. Her new short story collection, As the Wheel Turns – More Tales from the Weald features stories set in the world of the Five Turns. She is co-editor of Trembling With Fear,’s online magazine and also co-editor at the female-centric, Black Angel Press, producing the Daughters of Darkness anthologies. She is an active member of the HWA and can be found at and on twitter at @el_stevie.

People are stopping, bodies halting regardless of situation or location. They are still alive but completely unresponsive, vulnerable statues utterly at the mercy of their environment. Unable to run from fire, some burn. Unable to return to shore, some drown. Unable to move from the path of a truck, some are crushed. Nor are you safe at home—unable to move, you starve.

Dr Alex Griffiths heads a research department in a university hospital. As more and more succumb to this strange affliction—including his own family—it becomes a race against time for his team to find an answer before they too are affected.

Humanity has been put on pause. Will it ever restart?

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