read by Patty Kim
audio engineering by Bruce McDonald
Inside Every Successful Man was first published in the semi-pro webzine Hub last October. Mr Jones has also been published in Murky Depths and Cosmos, among others, and recently had a story accepted by Nature magazine
The sound of galloping hooves getting closer intruded on the quiet, muggy air of the lounge. Jav groaned and slouched further back into the cosy embrace of his favourite armchair. He put the glass of whisky down guiltily, but there was no hiding it from the black-clad rider who reigned in his horse and dismounted with the ease of someone who has ridden all his young life. Jav closed his eyes wishfully, but horse and rider were still there, superimposed in his middle vision by the nanites linked to his optical nerve.
“What ya’ drinkin’?” The cowboy asked, knowingly