Alison & Matthew bought me a new camera for my birthday, for which I was really grateful (I love taking photographs and have long wanted one with a decent zoom). This is just the ticket and I love it and so the first thing I did was, of course, to take pictures of some of my Stormtroopers. And here they are:
You know, I think that might be one of the droids we're looking for...
Behind urban life,
weird and horrific things fester.
The whispers and chills of
things long gone… the promise of power from the darkness… the seduction of
those that lie in the shadows… the occult is all around us: in town houses, in
mansions, and in your very own street.
Editor Colin F. Barnes
collected together fifteen stories by a cast of critically acclaimed authors
from around the globe who look into the stygian gloom, explore the dark corners
of our houses, and peer into the abyss of human temptation.
Featuring stories by: Gary
McMahon, Ren Warom, Gary Fry, Mark West, K.T. Davies, Nerine Dorman, Alan
Baxter, Adam Millard, Julie Travis, Jason Andrew, James Brogden, A.A Garrison,
Jennifer Williams, Sarah Anne Langton, and Chris Barnham.
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I sent my sleaze story to Peter Mark May today - it’s called
“The Glamour Girl Murders” and is set in London at the tail end of the 1976
heatwave. There’s sex, violence, foot
fetishism and something in the upstairs room and I’m really chuffed with
it. I’ve also read the Stephen Volk and
Johnny Mains contributions and I think our “Anatomy Of Death” anthology could
be very good indeed.
This marks the end of my short story writing commitments for
the time being (unless someone else wants to ask, of course) and it’s time to
look ahead at different things. I’m
keen to explore novellas still (I have two coming out, both from Pendragon
Press - “Drive” this year and “The Lost Film” next year) and Pete, via Hersham
Horror Books, has asked me to write one (to be published next year) for him.
I have an idea (a long gestating project some of you
might remember, called “The Day It Rained”) which I’m going to pitch, but I’m
thinking of something contemporary and dark and sexual for Hersham Horror. I don’t have much in mind, but this is the
part of a project I love, where everything is open and nothing is set and the
sky, quite literally, is the limit.
Back in December, I posted that "What Gets Left Behind" had been nominated in the Short Fiction section for the This Is Horror 2012 Awards (post linked from here). I was thrilled to be listed alongside such great writers as Stephen King & Joe Hill, Cate Gardner, Mike O'Driscoll (and his book was, for me, the winner on the list) and Gary Fry and realised that I had no chance.
Imagine my surprise, then, at the announcement of the awards this evening. No, I didn't win - that'd be a real Hollywood ending, wouldn't it? - but I did place as runner-up to Messrs. King.
Amazed and chuffed, I'd just like to thank every who took the time to vote. I appreciate it!