General

General

  • The Ghosts of Winter

    The Ghosts of Winter

    What better way to start the new year than with a free Ghost story? Well, if you enjoy skiing, snowboarding or just the idea of visiting the mountains in winter, then my Ghosts of Winter story may well be for you. Here’s the blurb: The Fever can strike anyone at any time, even death is no guarantee of escaping it! Gazed upon from the valleys between, the high mountains may seem beautiful and serene places. The domain of wild things and of hunters, or wanderers with a little more wilderness in their blood. Read more…

  • Release the Bats by DBC Pierre – A Review

    Release the Bats by DBC Pierre – A Review

    ‘You can be insecure and be a writer. You can be unsuccessful and be a writer. You can be a bad person and be a writer. You can be a drinker, a procrastinator, a freak. You can be compulsive, dependent, delusional, manic. You can be under house arrest. You can be on medications. You can be wrong. And be a writer. You just have to write. That’s where it gets tricky. Read more…

  • Stepping between long shadows

    Stepping between long shadows

    It’s a terrible thing to admit to as a writer, but every now and again I need to be reminded to take note of the world around me. Taking the time to observe, but just as importantly and infinitely more difficult trying to maintain a frame of mind in which I also ‘notice’. Read more…

  • Antique airship appears over New York City.

    Antique airship appears over New York City.

    During the unexpected thunderstorm which blanketed the city last night a huge airship of obviously antique and arcane design appeared over 7th Avenue. Clearly in a state of serious disrepair the colossal craft was first thought to be derelict and devoid of human life, but after being boarded by city officials it was discovered the zeppelin was discovered to be fully crewed although the crew members were all in need of immediate medical attention. Read more…

  • The Buddha is watching

    The Buddha is watching

    Six months ago as usual I came to Whitby for the Whitby Goth Weekend with friends and had another splendid time with a visit up to the Abbey for their Night of Victorian Gothic, several excellent meals in local restaurants with friends, and of course some spectacular live music performances from some great bands like The Spear of Destiny. Read more…

  • Ancient Sorceries . . .

    Ancient Sorceries . . .

    Well the days have definitely drawn in now, and as the wind blusters and blows it’s way around the house’s eves, acting for all the world like some sulky creature that likes nothing better than knock a few things over, I find myself increasingly drawn toward my fireside and a bit of toe toasting flame. Read more…

  • Live my creation! Live!

    Live my creation! Live!

    Well almost. I’m not quite at the stage of raising the lightening rod into the heavens in order to keep the electricity bill down, but I am starting to look at the weather forecast for the next few days to see if a convenient storm might be coming my way. My creation fortunately does not rely upon raiding the local mortuaries, or having a good cross-stitch, instead it all comes down to my writing, re-writing and editing of my next novel ‘Through Glass Darkly’, the first episode of which will be published around April of next year. Read more…

  • I saw the Whale and the Sun

    I saw the Whale and the Sun

    Not quite the Whole of the Moon, but it was in the evening and the moon was also out. I’m talking about the Leeds Light Night, which took place last Friday, and for those not aware, its an annual event which started in Leeds a few years ago as a celebration of local arts and culture. It’s grown a lot since then, and now attracts thousands of people into the city centre for a single evening each year, to see strange sights and experience odd, uplifting and enthralling events all free of charge. Read more…