I've been thinking more about modern Welsh Gothic recently and want to re-watch the BBC's 6-part mini-series REQUIEM on Netflix (still there as of 19/09/2020) which plays with the tropes and atmosphere so well. Comments on the series are somewhat divided between loving it/loathing it, and I'm not going to discuss whether or not it's… Continue reading Welsh Gothic: Landscape
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
When I had time to stop and stare I found the town that isn't there. It isn't there again today. I'm glad that town has stayed away. For my birthday treat my husband took me to St Leonard's, East Sussex, for the weekend and on Saturday we trundled along the coast to blustery Norman's… Continue reading I Found the Town that Isn’t There…
This post is the first of a new series exploring a few #gothic tropes I love, starting with my absolute favourite: the creepy old house (which may or may not have a mind of its own)!
Illustration of Fairwood House, a.k.a. The Crows, by Thomas Brown: for original art and more see MothFestival on Etsy Audio: instrumental soundtrack sample 'Bell', free download from Filmstro The Crows WakesShe saw it before it saw her. She was another passer-by, a passenger in a Ford Mondeo. Just broken enough to hear it calling, but… Continue reading A Prelude: Love Song for The Crows