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Sleight of Hand

22 pages9 minutes


After a cosy meal, the protagonist retires to his host's workshop for an after-dinner drink ... and becomes the unwitting subject of an experiment.

Trivia: Sleight of Hand won the 2001 Aurealis Award for Horror.


'The other day I began to consider the practical benefits of sending matter as an attachment.'
Ralph rapped his knuckles on the benchtop. 'Objects.'
My eyebrows rose. 'You want to email a piece of wood?' We'd managed a bottle of wine between us over the apricot chicken, but I didn't think he was that far gone.

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