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”

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”

New Stories/New Anthologies

I have new stories to share this month, plus some exciting new anthologies to announce. Stories first: My love affair with drabbles continues with my latest acceptance in Black Hare Press’s Dark Moments Monthly challenge. The theme for June was Killer Flamingos and we were challenged to write exactly 100 words featuring the theme. CreatingContinue reading “New Stories/New Anthologies”

New Story Release: The Now Effect

Daniel and I are back sitting at the dining room table. He pops the champagne and fills my glass to the brim, as he did before. I still can’t get my head around this phenomenon. It’s enigmatic enlightenment, but makes me question whether I’ve fully appreciated every other moment in my life… the Now EffectContinue reading “New Story Release: The Now Effect”

New Story Release: The Dig Tree

13th February 1861: “If I turn my face to the east, I can taste the salt in the sea breeze. However, a murky swampland filled with twisted mangroves blocks our path to the ocean. Had Burke heeded my warning about the extreme weather in this country, we would not be caught in monsoonal rains that threatenContinue reading “New Story Release: The Dig Tree”

The Happiness Man

My latest short story, The Happiness Man, has just been released with Tales to Terrify, a weekly short horror fiction podcast. The story is about love, death, and an ethereal entity that feeds on happiness, and was released to coincide with Women in Horror Month with guest host Meredith Morgenstern, and narrated by Seth Williams.Continue reading “The Happiness Man”