amwriting, Gothic Fiction, Pagham-verse, The Crows

#AmWriting: Call for Betas

Hi all! This is a quick post to shout-out to anyone who wants to beta read my fiction. And, unusually for me, you actually have a choice! It's not just one thing! *le gasp*I need some feedback on a novel (98k words) and two (2) short stories. If you would like to have a go… Continue reading #AmWriting: Call for Betas

Gothic Fiction, Pagham-verse, The Crows, Uncategorized

Wyrd Wednesday: Wyrd bið ful aræd

I took line 5b from Old English poem 'The Wanderer' as the tagline for The Crows because it is at the heart of the fatalistic themes of death and fate: death is inevitable, and Carrie, unbeknownst to her but very much beknownst to Ricky Porter, has 33 days left to live from when the book… Continue reading Wyrd Wednesday: Wyrd bið ful aræd

folklore, Pagham-verse, The Crows

Folklore of Pagham-on-Sea: Jennet, Jenny and Pinnie-Pen

A folktale from Pagham-on-Sea, recorded by Rev. J. D. Allardyce (1904). There's a tale told of Barrow Field though no folk believe on it now, of the time Old Joss Hunderby went widdershins around the largest of the barrows there after a lamb, and before he knew what was what a door opened in the… Continue reading Folklore of Pagham-on-Sea: Jennet, Jenny and Pinnie-Pen

Gothic Fiction, Pagham-verse, The Crows, undead, vampires

The Undead of Pagham-on-Sea: Lychgates

Most people think vampires when they think of the undead, but the truth is that the undead communities are diverse and far from homogenous. Even the ghoul community has its complexities, although they are pretty close to zombies when their brain functions deteriorate through hunger. This post is going to look at how newly undead… Continue reading The Undead of Pagham-on-Sea: Lychgates

amwriting, The Crows, undead, vampires, world building

Pagham-on-Sea Town Museum & Containment Facility

A First Look with Guillaume Velde The current site of the town museum was built-for-purpose in 1988 with Lottery Grant funding, when the buildings still standing in the Historic Docks were being redeveloped as a tourist attraction, educational resource and community hub. The museum is next to the Community First Centre and Credit Union, where… Continue reading Pagham-on-Sea Town Museum & Containment Facility