My short story THE SOUND OF DARKNESS is being published in the @redcapepublishing anthology F is for Fear, part of the A-Z of Horror series. Release date is 28th October 2020-!◇The theme of the anthology invited writers to submit a story around a common phobia or fear. I chose fear of the dark because there is so… Continue reading F is for Fear: 28th October 2020
Introduction to Pagham-on-Sea This month's #WiPWorldBuilders card is on saints and sinners, looking at beliefs and belief systems in our fictional worlds. Let's talk about some of the belief systems in Pagham-on-Sea first. For context, the town's population is around 12,000, while the population of the commuter estate (Queen Mary's and Jubilee) on the other… Continue reading Saints & Sinners Part 1
Look at the soft, succulent flesh on that, Canis whispered, wheedling now, all warm-blooded and fattened up ripe and tender, you'll still taste the vodka in the meat, in her warm, fragrant blood - - oh god, Meredith thought, creeping closer until the scent of Tina's subtle perfume filled her nostrils, Fresh blood pulsing into my mouth, over… Continue reading Let’s Talk About Wolves #2: Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?
CW// strong language, sexual imagery, violence New year, new post, same glorious Gothic shit... I got a copy of Body Gothic for Christmas which is another one of the University of Wales Press's Gothic Literary Studies series. You will see from the eye-watering price that this is a Serious Academic Study on Literary Criticism, which is… Continue reading #AmReading: Body Gothic by Xavier Aldana Reyes
What better way to celebrate spooky season than a series of blog posts on Gothic tropes? I'm hoping to get The Crows back from my editor by December in time for a January release, and every chapter heading is a different Gothic trope. Chapter Three of The Crows is currently titled Meeting the Locals, in… Continue reading #Gothic Tropes To Feed Your Soul: (3) MEET THE LOCALS