I am the voice in the dead of night that whispers of the things you might yet achieve, if you could only relax your grip on fear and doubt. I am the voice that soothes and offers placation when the world turns away its cold face. I am the voice that calms and cajoles, that […]
Two weeks after my roommate’s boyfriend moved in, I started taking my evening meals in the diner two doors down from our building on Wilson Street. It was the only way I could get any peace; Cody didn’t know what the word ‘quiet’ meant, and the TV was permanently tuned to the sports channels. He […]
I had two stories publishing in anthologies in 2014 (‘A Woman of Disrepute’ in Suspended in Dusk and ‘The Cursed One‘ in European Monsters), and I’m happy to announce I have a story in the forthcoming Masks anthology, compiled and edited by Dean M Drinkel with the UK-based KnightWatch Press. Inspired by Eleanor Rigby, the 1966 song by the […]
There wasn’t always a moor to the north of Little Howling. Local tales told of an ancient forest, stretching for miles across the land now occupied by the moor, and Great Howling. Angela loved the stories of witches in the woods, and thickets so dense that villagers became lost in them, their cries for help […]
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There had been a sculptor’s studio down by the river for as long as anyone in the village could remember. Passed down from father to son, its current occupant was Gunther, an unmarried recluse who conducted almost all of his business by letter. In lieu of a son he had an apprentice, a young man […]