New Release: Love Me, Love Me Not

“To my dearest Tommy,Every night I dream of you,And pray you know my love is true,Because it’s hard to be apart,I’ll gift to you my love-struck heart.Be my Valentine.” from ‘Love-STruck’ by Pauline yates Love Me, Love Me Not – a Black Hare Press anthology – a collection of dark drabbles from various authors featuringContinue reading “New Release: Love Me, Love Me Not”

New Anthology Release: Year Four – Dark Moments & Patreon

The start of my writing year kicks off with the release of Year Four: Dark Moments and Patreon published by Black Hare Press. This anthology is a fantastic compilation of all the Dark Moments and Patreon stories published online throughout 2022. It has over 200 stories from a long list of fabulous authors, and includesContinue reading “New Anthology Release: Year Four – Dark Moments & Patreon”

New Story: The Ghost of Christmas Past

The clock ticks too fast toward midnight. And not fast enough. Curled in the recliner in front of the cold fireplace, I chew my nails down to the quick. I’ve sat sentry every Christmas eve for the past five years. I always hope it’s the last, but it never is. The Ghost Of christmas past/paulineContinue reading “New Story: The Ghost of Christmas Past”

New Story: A Pony For Christmas

My “ho’s” change to groans as I play the shopping mall Santa—my wife arrives with our granddaughter, Ester, and home-baked cookies for my tea break. I love Ester, but the cookies taste funny and belong in the bin… A Black Hare Press Dark Moment My latest story has just been released with Black Hare PressContinue reading “New Story: A Pony For Christmas”

2022 Eligibility Post and Publication Round-up.

It’s that time of the year when authors put together their eligibility posts to highlight work they published throughout the year. These posts are important because the horror/science fiction/fantasy award season is just around the corner, and posting links to publications helps readers find the stories they loved, and the stories they missed. Below isContinue reading “2022 Eligibility Post and Publication Round-up.”

August Reflections

August was a busy month for reading and writing. I kicked it off with the release of The Killing Pen, a short horror story featured in  ‘That Is TOO Wrong: An anthology of Offbeat Horror: Vol 11’, edited by Jan-Andrew Henderson, Black Hart Publishing. This is the second instalment of Jan’s horror anthology trilogy. TheContinue reading “August Reflections”