Gothic Fiction, Uncategorized, werewolves

Let’s Talk About Wolves #2: Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

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?

Book Review, Gothic Fiction, Uncategorized

Welsh Gothic Tropes V: The Sin-Eater

Introduction The Sin-Eater was a Welsh export to America, now so forgotten in Wales and so connected with Appalachia, that most Welsh might now consider it to be an American phenomenon, rather than a part of their own history. The Sin-Eater has their* own chapter in Jane Aaron's Welsh Gothic (Chapter 6) and this is… Continue reading Welsh Gothic Tropes V: The Sin-Eater

amwriting, Gothic Fiction, Pagham-verse, The Crows, Uncategorized

Christmas Presale! Get THE CROWS first!

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Gothic Fiction, Uncategorized

Welsh Gothic Tropes III: The Druid

Introduction CW// incest and infant death discussed in one short story. The Druid has had a negative press, or, to quote Aaron, 'enjoyed a demonic reputation', since Julius Caesar's account in De Bello Gallico (c.58-49 BC). Caesar claimed that Druids officiated at human sacrifices and mentions the infamous 'wicker man', powerfully re-imagined by Folk Horror… Continue reading Welsh Gothic Tropes III: The Druid

Gothic Fiction, Uncategorized

Welsh Gothic Tropes I: Death Omens

IntroductionOne element that recurs throughout Welsh Gothic fiction is ... the death omen. Whether it's a raven being shot and showering the bride-to-be in blood as it plummets down a well ('The Prediction', 1827), or a cow biting off its own teats on a failing farm (Martha, Jac a Sianco, 2004, I kid you not),… Continue reading Welsh Gothic Tropes I: Death Omens