War Criminal

The calm evening teemed with latent purpose. Warm lights glowed in the windows of surrounding suburban homes as families finished their supper and settled down in front of their televisions for the night’s…

Silence

Beneath the shovel, the earth turned easily; he could taste its peaty grittiness along his tongue. The groping fingers of a rainstorm lightly stroked his neck. He had found the shovel deep in…

Some Reading….

Originally posted on The Angry Grey Cat Reads:
The Good Wife by Stewart O’Nan is a book that I saw featured on a List Challenges list (of course, I can’t remember which one)…

FEATHERBONES

I’m absolutely delighted to be able to say that my second book, FEATHERBONES, is finally flapping its tattered wings for take-off. Paperbacks will be available from February 2016, but you can expect e-books… Continue reading

Dark Monstrosities

The alley is dark, but if I want to get back to the hotel before the heavy rains come, this is the fastest route to take. My shadow is joined by a second…

Monarch-Man

“I am a winged creature who is too rarely allowed to use its wings. Ecstasies do not occur often enough.” Anais Nin It has gone midnight when I cross the park but he…

Damned Words 11

A Reason Joseph A. Pinto I found a reason to walk tween the folds of winter’s shawl, so hand in hand go we along Perdition’s Road. Shall we burn, we burn as one;…

“If the writing is honest…”

“If the writing is honest it cannot be separated from the man who wrote it. It isn’t so much his mirror as it is the distillation, the essence, of what is strongest and… Continue reading

The Spectral Book of Horror Stories Vol. 2: submissions open

Originally posted on Spectral Press:
Spectral Book of Horror Stories, edited by Mark Morris – ©2014 respective individual authors/Spectral Press. Artwork ©2014 Vincent Chong Mark Morris has just announced the following: “I’m pleased…

4. Weird Fiction

“The sinister, the terrible never deceive: the state in which they leave us is always one of enlightenment. And only this condition of vicious insight allows us a full grasp of the world,… Continue reading