One of my stories is being published in an anthology in January 2023. Yes, it's a horror story, a creepy tale about a train that used to travel along the tracks behind the house I lived in as a kid. It's appropriate that this is a horror story, because the town had a major road … Continue reading A Train Story
A Wall is not a Heart
A 500-word (ish) short contemporary fiction. Colour king-hit the wall. Blue. Not a soft blue, not eggshell blue, not sky blue. This was a black-hearted pirate blue, deep oceans, hidden secrets blue. “I didn’t want blue.” Dani stared at the scar it created against the undercoat grey. “It’s too dark. We don’t want dark.” Not … Continue reading A Wall is not a Heart
Do you love contemporary neo-noir?
Australian neo noir crime novel with speculative elements and set in Melbourne.
Nikky’s Interview …
is here. It's a cool pic, and before the thing that happened last year (and my hair is very long now), 'cos I'm not coming out of my cave until I'm sure that unwelcome visitor is away and gone for good. Or close enough. Anyway, I did an interview. Would you like to read it? … Continue reading Nikky’s Interview …
Four Times, Yes
For the last few weeks, this is what you've been getting. You get it because I've been chopped up (shoulder surgery) and then put back together (I hope) and need some time to heal and get mobility back on board. It's a slow process, especially with both shoulders now on the road. So, in the … Continue reading Four Times, Yes
The latest story is here! and in Here (the .com link to the 'zon) https://www.amazon.com/Libra-Speculative-Fiction-Inspired-Zodiac-ebook/dp/B08MQN31ND/ I already have my copy, but the sell date is 8 November which means the north of the line residents need to wait a bit longer. Not much longer, just a tiny few hours and it's all there, ready to … Continue reading Proud? Yes.
A New Story in The Month that was, Even While in the Middle of it!
Did you see the new addition off to the right? Yes, I finished another project. I'll say the genre is Dark Urban Fantasy with touches of metaphysical and horror, but the latter two are there as an indication, not a notice of classic witchcraft or slasher horror. The story is scary, it goes places Dante … Continue reading A New Story in The Month that was, Even While in the Middle of it!
A New Story?
This is the opening for a new story. What are the questions raised for you? Would you keep reading? Updated 12 Sept 2020. The Path of Magic — Novitiate Seek not wisdom from staring into this abyss 1. The shop-front windows rattled with the first tram of the day. Shadows cut dark lines through the … Continue reading A New Story?
Not the scratchy kind. This Itchy is a bloke in a story. The one I submitted for Outback Horrors by Things in the Well. The email came, and I ignored it for a few minutes, responded to some other stuff, kept glancing at it. Clicked on the tab to open it, read it -- The … Continue reading Itchy