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 […]
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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Ground mist crept along the avenues and lanes of the cemetery as the clock struck midnight, calling the luminaries to the Rond-point Casimir Périer. The shades of the great and good gathered around the monument, early arrivers taking up seats on the benches intended for the living that visited during the day. A skeletal figure stalked […]
This piece follows on from last week’s flash, The Monarch. This has inadvertantly turned into a serial! Word must have spread among the guards as no one stopped Artemuse during her flight from the Palace. She left the shining building behind her and plunged into the murky depths of the Old Town, a crumbling maze […]