The Story So Far
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Tag Archives: horror
I was sent a review copy of this book by one of the contributors. “Lovecraftian” is one of those overused adjectives that people trot out to mean a lot of different things. The stories in this collection are linked by … Continue reading
Last night, on Roll20, I was part of another one-shot playtest of Venger Satanis‘ Crimson Dragon Slayer system. This one got… weird. Now that, in itself, was not unexpected, but the way in which it got weird was interesting. There … Continue reading
Last night, on Roll20, I was part of a one-shot playtest of Venger Satanis‘ Crimson Dragon Slayer system. CDS is a “rules light OSR game ruleset”–but that description doesn’t do it justice. Think back to playing with toys as a … Continue reading
I can only claim to be on track for my writing goal for 2020 so far if I count the work I produced in December of 2019. So I’m going to do that and list four stories: “Lab … Continue reading
FantasticLand by Mike Bockoven will naturally be compared to Lord Of The Flies, and there are some similarities. Bockoven’s novel, though, is more nuanced and complex, and, honestly, far more frightening. To get my one gripe out of the way … Continue reading
This past year I published the following stories: UPDATED: I forgot one. In Duel Visions (February 14th): “The Summer Of Love” 6,400 word short story and “The Blacklight Ballet” 7,600 word novelette (the other three stories, “Black Dog”, “The Silk … Continue reading
The fourth volume of Chastity Nicole and Debbie Manber Kupfer’s Sins Of Time series of themed Horror/Dark Fantasy anthologies is out now. I’ve kept my streak going, I have a story in all four volumes. It’s a series that has a … Continue reading
I think I’ve come up with a new way to describe what genre it is that I work in. Hard Weird. I think that’s an evocative phrase, and I hope it’s fairly self-explanatory. SF/F fans are familiar with the phrase … Continue reading
“The old fairy tale makes the hero a normal human boy; it is his adventures that are startling; they startle him because he is normal. But in the modern psychological novel the hero is abnormal; the centre is not central. … Continue reading
DimensionBucket Media is one of the new crop of indie publishers. A quick glance at their catalog shows a preponderance of horror titles, but their submission guidelines state they are open to all flavors of speculative fiction–science fiction, fantasy, adventure, … Continue reading