Nial Giacomelli is the author of The Therapist, a Fairlight Moderns novella published on 1 August 2019.
Born in Luton, England, Nial spent his childhood in a small village in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire, before moving with his family to Chicago, Illinois. Upon returning to England, he attended Portsmouth University, making an attempt at studying media. Nial became a software developer instead.
Nial currently lives in Hampshire, England with his wife and two young children, and spends his days writing radar software to track the live position of commercial aircrafts.
Beside writing stories, Nial enjoys adventures in the woods and sword fights with his young sons.
The Therapist is his debut work of fiction.
And then there stood Hristo, eclipsing the doorway of our small classroom late one semester. He stood pale and thin, his hair combed into a greasy centre parting, a leather jacket hanging from his slender frame in a way that made him look sickly, victim to some wasting disease. He was a military brat on …