Elizabeth Nettleton grew up on the Sunshine Coast, Australia, and lived in Europe and the USA before finally settling back in England earlier this year. She has been an avid reader and writer since she was a child and particularly enjoys writing dark and speculative fiction. Her short stories and drabbles have been included in The Sirens Call eZine, Trembling with Fear, Short Fiction Break, and the “Forgotten Ones” and “It Calls From The Forest” anthologies by Eerie River Publishing. Elizabeth’s first novella, “The Price of Gold,” is now available on Amazon.
The Price of Gold (Speculative Fiction, Horror)
Does silence sound good to you?
Since the Freedom Party came into power, the people in Entium have been required to make a choice: their voices or their lives. For each day that they remain in total silence, they are rewarded with the money that they desperately need. If they’re not quiet, they risk losing everything.
Alex always thought the choice was simple.
When a young woman suffers the consequences of the world remaining silent, Alex swears that she will no longer be quiet. However, she soon learns that the cracks in her country run far deeper than she ever imagined.
“The Price of Gold” is Elizabeth Nettleton’s debut novella.