Snapshots of the Apocalypse

Katy Wimhurst

Fly on the Wall Press



ISBN: 9781913211677


Publication date: 7 January 2022

Rights: World



In these dark, witty short stories, Katy Wimhurst creates off-kilter worlds which illuminate our own. Here, knitting might cancel Armageddon. A winged being yearns to be an archaeologist. Readers are sucked in a post-apocalyptic London where the different rains are named after former politicians. An enchanted garden grows in a rented flat. Magical realism meets dystopia, with a refreshing twist.

‘An iridescent, compelling collection. Darkly magical in all the right ways.’ – Irenosen Okojie, author of Nudibranch and Speak Gigantular

Katy Wimhurst

Katy Wimhurst is a writer and visual poet. She engages in the creation of short fiction with a focus on magical realism, dystopia, and surrealism, crafting off-kilter worlds that shed light on our own reality. Wimhurst’s narratives, while dark, possess a quirky quality, infused with humor and hope. Her debut collection, “Snapshots of the Apocalypse,” is available from Fly on the Wall Press. In addition to her fiction, Wimhurst occasionally delves into non-fiction, blogging, and conducting interviews with fellow writers. Her fiction has found a home in numerous magazines and anthologies, including The Guardian, Cafe Irreal, Shooterlit, Ouen Press, Blackpear Press, To Hull and Back, Fabula Press, Writers’ Forum, and Bust Down the Doors and Eat All the Chickens.