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
One sub-species that got left out of my GOTH IS [NOT] DEAD series is my own favourite mash-up genre, Gothic Weird. You can find my (not comprehensive) list of Gothic sub-genres here. Weird Fiction was, as far as Lovecraft was concerned, pioneered by Edgar Allan Poe, and is a term that is used to describe… Continue reading Goth is [not] Dead: What is Gothic Weird Fiction?
Guest Post: Clementine Wells Miss Clementine Wells was alive [or, as she prefers, a member of the Ante-dead community] for twenty-two years and has been dead since 1793. She prefers the term 'Revenant'.1 This is a type of undead which does not require the blood of the living, but is known for its violent rages.… Continue reading Pagham-on-Sea: Undead Fashion
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
Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte Miss Charlotte sits behind her desk, the wood covered in tiny tally marks gouged into the paint. Everything is clinical, white. The only personal item is a mug featuring a cartoon devil and the legend: I'd Tell You To Go To Hell But I Work There. It is pristine, but gathering… Continue reading The Doctor Will See You Now