Showing posts from July, 2014

Publication News: The Spy Glass in Sanitarium Magazine Issue #023

My horror-fantasy short story "The Spy Glass" has been published in Sanitarium Magazine Issue #023: The central idea of this story is a device that allows the viewer to peer not only through distances but through time and space itself. There is the added implication that such a gift comes with a curse. What else would you expect of such an artefact, found " in the ruins of the ancient city they discovered in the hills south of here, way beyond the deepest jungles and the great river "? Check out this and more stories at Sanitarium Magazine's website, which can be found  here  and for news and more information go to their Facebook page, which can be found  here .

Publication News: Moonlight Bay in Hellfire Crossroads Vol.3

More publication news- my sinister supernatural short story "Moonlight Bay" has been published in Volume 3 of Hellfire Crossroads , edited by Trevor Denyer. A little bit of chronology: I first wrote an earlier version of this story in 2001/2002, and then I re-wrote it in 2008 (after a holiday in Cornwall, altering it to a Cornish setting). I still wasn't completely happy with the story, until I finally completed a definitive version in 2012. It is this version which now appears in Hellfire Crossroads , and will be appearing in my forthcoming new short story collection, Echoes and Exiles . It's about a small coastal town in Cornwall with a dark secret. It took those two rewrites to capture the mood and atmosphere that I intended to create- I wasn't interested in Godzilla-style monsters or creature-horror, or anything particularly gory with this tale. I wanted  to depict a dark sense of unease. Imagine a situation something akin to a holidaymaker bathin