The Art of Dying

In amongst creating Inferno, writing some short stories and NaNoWriMo, I have slowly been gathering together a number of poems. Some have been published on Visual Verse and in one or two other places, a number are new. Poetry is very much a form I enjoy ‘playing’ with. The challenge to create a certain image…

INFERNO: You’re Never Alone with Steve Stred

Steve Stred is one of horror’s nice guys. Super supportive and a terrific writer in his own right, it’s nice to give him his own moment. He joins us in the Inferno in the Seventh Circle, with his story ‘Alone’. Infernal Clock: What was the inspiration behind your story? My story was more about the…

Inferno: In the Fifth with Irene Lofthouse

Irene Lofthouse is a writer introduced to me by Alyson Faye and from the quality of her submission is definitely one to look out for in the future. She joins us in the Fifth Circle with her story, ‘Food for the Gods’. Infernal Clock: What was the inspiration behind your story? A trip to Saltburn-by-the-Sea…

Inferno: Gets Caught with Robert Allen Lupton

Robert Allen Lupton first joined the Infernal Clock in the DeadCades anthology with a great tale from the 1960s so I called him back to join us in Inferno. This time, he plunges into the Fourth Circle, with his story ‘Cookie Jar’. Infernal Clock: What was the inspiration behind your story? Greed. People are blinded…

Inferno: Goes for the Jugular with TC Parker

TC Parker has only recently arrived on the horror scene but has already made a splash with her novel Saltblood and more recently A Press of Feathers (both are terrific reads). When she was suggested as someone to approach for a short story, I couldn’t wait to see what she came up with – and…

Inferno: Infernal Indulgence with Alyson Faye

Alyson Faye is a writer I’ve come to know and admire over the past few years, and is one of the most supportive people I know to all writers. She is also an editor par excellence and jumped onboard (or should I say plunged into the abyss) when this project threatened to become overwhelming. As…

INFERNO: Veering Off Course With Cassie Daley

Cassie Daley is an upcoming writer whose stories I first took note of earlier this year. Although she has only published a couple of short stories so far, I enjoyed her ‘voice’ in those tales so much, I had no qualms with inviting her on board. Cassie takes us into the Sixth Circle with her…

Inferno: Lynn Love in Limbo

Lynn Love is a writer introduced to me by Alyson Faye and I am so glad she did. Lynn leads us into the Inferno at the dreaded point of Limbo, a place I think we might all feel familiar with at the moment. Her story Limbo, is the first story in the First Circle. Infernal…