Archive for October 2015

Creepy poetry for Halloween

Oct 31st, 2015 | By

Fox Song   White bones silvering in the earth. Dew distorting lenses settle in eye sockets Like globules of melted glass.   Gone are the memories of rabbit blood, The sharp crunch of bone, The sweet taste of marrow on the tongue.   Months within the Mother’s womb Of warm earth, maggots, wood lice And

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Featured book – Sixteen Small Deaths

Oct 29th, 2015 | By

With Halloween approaching, Christopher J. Dwyer’s short story collection Sixteen Small Deaths, seemed like an especially appropriate book to draw your attention to. Sixteen Small Deaths is a collection of short fiction culled from nearly a decade of work from Boston-based author, Christopher J. Dwyer. The stories in the collection skirt the edges of noir, horror

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A book in a month

Oct 27th, 2015 | By

We’re getting dangerously close to November, and NaNoWriMo, when many people will try and write a book in a month. It works for some people. There are many experienced writers who use it to create a space for doing the first draft, and there are books that get published as a result. I’ve never done

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Featured Book: 100 Years of Vicissitude

Oct 25th, 2015 | By

The story of identical twin geisha born on the first day of the Great Depression, one of whom loathes the other. “First up, a disclaimer. I suspect I am a dead man. I have meagre proof, no framed‐ up certification, nothing to toss in a court of law as evidence of a rapid departure from

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The Witch’s List – excerpt

Oct 23rd, 2015 | By

Here’s a sneak peek at a book that will be coming out from Cosmic Egg, written by Andrew Cairns. We’re so early in the process that there isn’t a cover yet, but it’s a perfect read for Halloween, so here’s something sinister to be going along with… I walked warily up the Severe Burns corridor,

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Soul Catcher

Oct 21st, 2015 | By

Soul Catcher by Elen Sentier All along, down along, out along ley Faster than lightning rides the Sidhe. All along, down along, out along ley The hounds are yelping across the sea The Wild Ones come and the souls flee . Mother! The wild Geese are coming! Hush child, under the covers with’ee! But mother,

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Writing horror for Halloween

Oct 19th, 2015 | By

Halloween is a traditional time for ghost and horror stories. It’s also dangerously close to the start of NaNoWriMo. During November, a lot of people will be trying to write a novel – many for the first time. Perhaps you are one of them? Horror writer and former Gothic Society member, Suzanne Ruthven brings us

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Imagining the reader

Oct 17th, 2015 | By

By Nimue Brown On some level, every author is imagining their reader. It may not be conscious. I find it really obvious when reading older books, as to who the author thought the reader was going to be. Often the imaginary reader of older books, is a chap. Any time the reader is mentioned, the

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Why I Enjoy Writing

Oct 11th, 2015 | By

By Andrew Cairns Writing, is one of my most enjoyable pastimes; I find it therapeutic, engrossing, challenging, and rewarding. Apart from obligatory writing during my education, I have written a daily diary since I was about ten years old. I find it therapeutic to reflect upon the events of each day and to put them

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On offer in October

Oct 9th, 2015 | By

During October 2015 you can pick up these three great titles as ebooks for only 0.99! Gag: One rainy afternoon in a Brooklyn diner, Peter Howland punctures an egg with his fork. Undercooked, the egg oozes a thick, snot–like goo; repulsed, Peter pushes the plate away and never eats again. Fifteen years later, feeling as

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