The spring 2013 edition of Allegory ezine, the tri-annual online magazine of SF, fantasy & horror. The cover is borrowed from the summer 2012 issue, which I am using until the correct cover turns up.

"The Kingdom of Grey" was inspired by a visit my parents made to an isolated valley in England's West Country where everything seemed a little off. Abandoned houses built so close to the river that the foundations were all but washed away; thickets of man-high vegetation dense enough to be impenetrable; an all-pervading air of menace. Even the weather was different: overcast and dull down in the valley, bright and sunny everywhere else.

Edited by Ty Drago.