Tag Archives: horror

Nightmare and Waking

I don’t usually recall my dreams. But those that stay with me… well, being a writer for many years now has long ago plugged my narrative sense straight into my subconscious. I’ve had dreams wherein I scornfully recognised plot devices which were supposed to lead to further developments; dreams where I realised a certain character […]

A Story With A Story

VIGIL Their eyes turn away as they pass this willow, sheltering your grave. Men who could not look elsewhere while you lived will not spare a glance for your tomb. And I – when I was your Prince Charming, women gazed at me under their lashes and dropped their kerchiefs by my feet. Now I […]

A Little Give-Away

Here’s a quick something for you to read at your leisure.  Not everything a writer creates sees print. Pieces that aren’t suitable for the initial market usually get re-constructed and submitted elsewhere. Sometimes that’s not an option, though. These days, that’s not always a disaster. What follows is an excerpt from a novella entitled Jerusalem […]

REVIEW: The Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2012

The Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2012 Edited by Liz Grzyb and Talie Helene I expect it’s bad form to review a book in which you have a story — but screw it. The table of contents of this particular book includes a broad sampling of Australia’s best current writers in this field, many of whom are […]