Saturday, 26 November 2011
Saturday, 11 June 2011
Another of my longer short stories has been accepted for Horrotica magazine. Erotic horror certainly seems a major direction for me at the moment. Fascination with sex and death is with from the moment we recognise our own mortality and our deepest urges ... what’s not to write about? Of course with me, I have to go to extremes ... finding humour in what others find disgusting or disturbing.
Wednesday, 25 May 2011
At last I’m back writing again ... since Christmas life has been so hectic I have had to watch my sold material get published without having any new material to submit to keep things rolling. I just completed my first new short story in six months and feel suitably chuffed. I have a whole raft of partly completed tales to get to grips with now ... striking while the iron’s hot!
Sunday, 10 April 2011
Yet again two beautiful, intelligent animals died in the national disgrace of the ‘Grand National.’ This gratuitously dangerous and extreme ... so called ... race barely ever goes a year without previously healthy animals dying in agony behind the ‘green screens’ that protect the delicate sensibilities of the punters. I’m not against horse racing ... I jump horses myself and accept the risk to them and me in what I do ... it’s simply that the National’s fences are so extreme and the pack so huge and crammed together that it has become more akin to a blood sport.
If you bet on this race you participated in the pointless death of Ornais and Dooneys Gate (broken neck and broken back respectively) ... this author hopes you are proud of yourselves and never have to hear a screaming horse in person.
Sunday, 20 March 2011
Sunday, 6 February 2011
Sunday, 23 January 2011
What is the role of sex in horror? Well in my own twisted little mind it underpins ... along with death ... most classic tales of the macabre. Sex is the greatest driving force in our tiny, insignificant lives: the source of perhaps the greatest pleasure and the bleakest pain and disappointment.
It is as an adventurer into the darker realms of the sexual psyche that I wrote my tale Face Scream. At what point does a voyeur become a participant? How far are we prepared to justify pleasuring ourselves if we know in our hearts we are succumbing to evil? What will you do to fit in with your peers? Oh yes, laughter is part of sex too (well it is when I do it) so my erotic horror is shot through with humour...
Anyway, Horrotica Magazine has bravely taken on Face Scream and will be publishing it online in their February issue. It will also be available in their new paper issue later in the year. I hope you will help support these brave online publishers like Horrotica and Necrotic Tissue, who give chances to writers like me. They gamble with tiny budgets and virtually no margins, to create proper paper magazines that carry on the traditions of pulp horror. Long may they continue and prosper.