amwriting, Pagham-verse, The Crows

A Prelude: Love Song for The Crows

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 Wakes She saw it before it saw her. She was another passer-by, a passenger in a Ford Mondeo. Just broken enough to hear it calling,… Continue reading A Prelude: Love Song for The Crows

amwriting, The Crows

The Crows: Teaser

Extract from Chapter 3 of The Crows, introducing RICKY PORTER and his lovely childhood toy, GERALD. CW: mild gore, horror, strong language, Gothic vibes FEATURED IMAGE: A detail from Thomas Brown's original illustration for The Crows 18 April   It had been a bloody awful day. His farsight was on the wane, as it usually was… Continue reading The Crows: Teaser

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Pagham-on-Sea: How To Spot A Sex Demon

In the binary days of yore, they were known as succubi/incubi by human demonologists, denoting female/male respectively, but in fact sex demons can be whatever you want them to be, and don't personally identify as either. Most of the succubus and incubus attacks in one area are perpetrated by the same demon, and they don't… Continue reading Pagham-on-Sea: How To Spot A Sex Demon

amwriting, genre, Pagham-verse, The Crows, Writing Prompt, writing tips

Overheard in Pagham-on-Sea

There is now a dedicated Twitter account, @OverheardPoS, for all those random things you might overhear around town, plus scraps of related prose. I'm using the prompts from #vss365 (vss is the abbreviation for very short story); #ConverStory (no dialogue tags, dialogue only, so perfect for 'overheard' snippets); #BraveWrite, #HorrorPrompt and occasionally some others like… Continue reading Overheard in Pagham-on-Sea

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The Eleusinian Mysteries

CW: Genitalia, probably not in the way you expect Extract from Fairwood House: A History, by Harold Bishop (1987) Sir Peter Sauvant (d. 1892) was the leader of an occult group who called themselves the Eleusinians, after the ancient rites performed each year in Ancient Greece by the devotees of Demeter and Persephone, based at… Continue reading The Eleusinian Mysteries